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Prairie Dress & Bloomers
This lovely mama dress &*bloomers set was made from chocolate brown and off white calicos, chocolate brown corduroy, and a lightweight organic cotton linen. The dress has detachable straps that are attached by small wooden buttons. On the corduroy bodice, I peyote stitched a beautiful genuine tiger eye cabochon w/golden glass seed beads. The front of the dress has a small apron, where I stitched inlay lace at the bottom and a unique applique composition. I repeated the applique work on the 2 front pockets, which are accented by the chocolate calico border. The dress has a double tier at the bottom, where I stitched in more lace inlay. I repeated the lace on the bootom, too. The matching bloomers are constructed from the same off white calico I used for the dress. There are 2 split cargoes at the sides, 2 back pockets on the bum, & a stash pocket at the waist. I finished off the bloomers with a strip border made from the chocolate corduroy and calico, with more lace inlay detail. I then trimmed the bottoms of the cuffs with the same lace. This set is jus' plum full of subtle details! The waistline of the pants open up to 46 inches and will have a custom elastic waist. The pants can be altered to you height, and the dress is adjustable with a banada style tie at the back.
WOLF TRACKS Everyday
Hey all...what I've got for you here is a SUPER comfy everyday dress made from Hemp/Cotton linen...the fabric supplier noted this as a linen weave, but it weighs more like a tencel to me?! Very summery fabric. This dress is full of subtle, yet complicated detailing. There are several applique pieces made from deep chocolate hemp/cotton linen I stitched with all my lovin' and utmost care. On the bodice of the dress, I appliqued the head of a howling wolf. (I designed this applique quite a few years ago and came across it recently...I was very excited about it...hehehe!) There are two front pockets, where I appliqued a wolf track on each one. There is a stash pocket stitched inside the neckline, too! At the base of the dress, I appliqued a Dakota tribal proverb, "We will be known forever, by the tracks we leave." It took forever and a day to draw, cut, and applique the letters alone...thought I would go crazy, no kiddin'! The dress measures 42 inches across the bodice, and fits a size medium/large. The length of the dress can be hemmed most any length to fit without losing the applique work. This will be the most comfy dress in the closet!
Spring Faeries Patchwork Dress
Hey all...what I've got for you here is a lovely mama dress full of spring magic. To make this dress, I used various soft colored cotton calicos in dusty sage, lavender, mustard, cream, and dusty blues. There are 9 different faery fabrics in addition to the other beautiful prints used in the patchwork! Each patch has been individually cut and placed to create a puzzle maze pattern...I spent tons of lovin' care cutting and placing each one! :c) For the bodice and front panel of the dress I patchworked a chevron pattern, using colors a bit stronger than those found in the puzzle patchwork. There are two front pockets, where I appliqued two spring faeries in flight, using the same fabrics found in the patchwork. I stitched up a stash pocket inside the bodice as well. I then finished off the bottom of the dress and trimmed the pockets with the lavender calico print. The bodice measures 41 inches completely opened and cinches down to 34 1/2 inches, making it fit someone 35 to 30 inches at the bust. The length of the dress meausres 49 1/2 inches from center bodice to bottom and can be hemmed to fit by trimming up the ruffled tier. The bottom tier spins out to 90 inches and is trimmed uptop with a subtle and lovely cotton crocheted lace!
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Scalloped Hemp Sundress
Hey there! What I've got for you here is a hemp sundress fit for a goddess. (I have a matching pair of hemp bloomers posted as well). To make the dress, I used a light weight hemp linen, moss green corduroy, and chocolate corduroy. The main portion of the dress is constructed from the hemp linen. For the decorative filligree work on the bodice, I appliqued an intricate design that comes to a point at the neck. I repeated the applique work at the base of the dress and then trimmed the edges, so that the bottoms would be scalloped. I also cut away the diamond interesections, so you can see right through them! There are two slits at the sides, allowing easy movement. To reinforce the slits, I added matching applique filligrees. To separate the appliqued bottoms, I added another chocolate strip along the border. The dress ties come up through a wooden circle and batiked floral bead and tie behind the neck. The neckties are finished off with wooden batik beads as well.
The dress measures 36 inches from center bodice top to bottom scalloped edge. The dress is closed at the back so it can be worn with or without something underneath. The elastic back of the bodice will allow a fit of 32-36 at the bust.
Sherbert & Ice Cream Dress
Hey all...what I've got for you here is a SUPER comfy and cute calf-length dress I made from several calicos that remind me of sherbert and ice cream flavors...hehehe! Ice cream just sounds so good for the hot weather! I then patched up the pieces to amke hundreds of tiny triangular patches. There is a simple center panel at the front made from a sweet summery calico. The dress has two criss-cross straps and buttons at the back with four tiny steel buttons with flowers. There are two huge side pockets sewn into the sides with a sweet subtle ruffle top. Speaking of ruffles,I stitched up a huge billowing ruffle at the bottom of the dress that twirls out to a HUGE 180 inches, can you belive it!? The ruffle fabric repeats itself in the straps and upper bodice piece. The dress measures 36 1/2 inches above the bust, where it sits, and fits a size medium/large. The length of the dress from midbodice to hem is 43 inches. It would look SUPER cute paired up with some bloomers, your most comfy pair of pants or a simple petticoat...I will be posting a patty coat tomorrow as well!
Pueblo Sands Jumper Dress
Heya mama...this pretty lil' thing is perfect for everyday. It was inspired by my trip to the Anasazi Ruins this month. To make the dress, I used an organic cotton homespun weave...this is the last of this fabric in my stash because I love it so much...hehehe! The dress is perfectly comfortable and sure to become a daily favorite. The jumper pocket and side pockets are complimented with an all cotton crocheted lace inlay. There is also inlay lace above the bottom ruffle, which I constructed from a recycled slightly heavier weight cotton homespun fabric. The dress has two criss-cross straps made from the same cotton crocheted lace, and they button at the front of the jumper with carved wooden buttons. The ruffle at the bottom of the dress twirls out to a comfy 112 inches. After construction, I dyed the dress sandstorm, an Earthy tan with a slight peachy-auburn glow. The dress measures 38 inches around the bust, best fitting someone 34 to 37 inches. The length of the dress from midbodice to hem is 52 inches, fitting someone 5'6" or taller. It can be altered to fit someone shorter if need be.
Lotus Mandala Hemp Dress
What I've got for you mamas here is a SUPER comfy everyday dress made from lilac hemp/cotton linen, deep lavender cotton linen, and chocolate hemp/cotton linen for the trimmin's. This dress is full of subtle, yet complicated detailing. It's perfect for everyday, all throughout the year! Wear it with or without a blouse underneath!
For the front of the dress, I hand-designed a lotus mandala, which I appliqued using hemp, hemp/cotton blends, and organic cotton duck fabrics. The center lotus flower is repeated on the back bottom of the dress to, what I liked to think, some-what "pull it all together." Hehehe!
There are two side front pockets, which I trimmed up with chocolate hemp ruffles. The neckline, sleeve openings, and bottom of the dress are all trimmed with the chocolate hemp/cotton linen, too! I used mathcing chocolate piping down the sides of the lavender linen strips to add a polished sporty look.
The dress measures 42 inches across the bodice, and fits a size medium/large. I'd say it would best fit someone 34-37 at the bust most comfortably...especially if you would like to wear a blouse underneath sometimes. The length of the dress has a fixed hem already. I am 5'9" and the dress hits me below mid-calf. The length measures 52 inches from shoulder-top to bottom, and the circumference of the bottom is 66 inches. This one is not a spinner, but it will be one of the most comfy dresses in your closet!
Wild Flowers in Random Patchwork
What I've got for you here is a cute little apron dress I made by randomly patching an array of fabrics, both vintage and new...a cream linen with butterflies and flowers, a chocolate denim, and paisley, a couple of calicos with butterlflies and flowers, a deep green paisley, organic cotton spruce, chocolate linen and rust linen!
To make the bodice, I used the rust linen, along with some spruce organic cotton and cream twill. Using these fabrics, I appliqued a band of flowers and vines and trimmed the band with spruce piping. The bodice is 34 inches from loop to loop and can be opened to 40 inches. I'd say it would best fit someone 32-38 at the bust. The dress is closed at the back for you shy lil' violets, and it adjusts with ties for a more precise fit. The bodice is also fully lined and has a stashy pocket inside.
I added two side pockets to the skirt of the dress, where I repeated the flower appliqued band and piping detail. I also added inlayed cotton crochet trim to mimmick the cream band across the bodice and pockets in the bottom ruffled tier. I then decided to add another little flower in the patchwork, just for fun...heehee!
The length of the center neckline to hem is 48 inches, and the bottom ruffle bells out to 88 inches. I can shorten the dress a couple of inches if needed without losing the crochet trim.
CUSTOM Tiered Sundress!!!
Hey there pretty mamas! To celebrate the soon-to-be birthing of our new babe, I am offering a ONE TIME CUSTOM ORDER for a tiered sundress like the one pictured. I will make it ANY SIZE & ANY COLOR SCHEM, along with a simple applique detailing. I rarely have the chance to fill custom orders these days, but will you celebrate with me?
The bodice yoke sits above the boosom, so measurenments should be taken from there instead of the actual bust line. The dress is closed at the back for you shy lil' violets, and it adjusts at the shoulders with ties.
I will add two side pockets, where I can repeat the applique detailing if you'd like. The pockets can be cinch pockets with hemp ties or they can be boxed-rectangle pockets...whichever you prefer. I will detail the pocket drawstrings with wooden beads and cowrie shells for a more personal touch, too, if you wish. The bottom of your dress can be trimmed with lace, too, or left plain for you! This sundress style is a spinner, made especially for the boogie mamas!
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Sugarsister Recycled Overalls Dress
What I've got for you here is a super comfy and practical overalls dress...perfect for school and those chilly layering days to come! I used a pair of recycled cocoa corduroy overalls and created a random patchwork panel for the front and back by using some sugary scraps from my bin. There are some paisley corduroys, calicos, recycled fabrics from old vintange clothing, cocoa twill, and more!
The overalls have been used and abused some, so I did some patchworking to cover ups a few paint spots and holes from past use. I used a decorative stitch to topstitch all patches, including those you find in the front and back panels, using a mauve thread. The flower appliques are stitched using the same decorative stitching I used on the rest of the patches. The flower on the bum pocket does not affect the pocket use, as I stitched part of the flower on the pocket while it was removed and then the rest of the flower was stitched in place after reapplying the pocket back onto the bum.
For the bottom ruffle, I used a couple of the fabrics that were used in the patchwork. I also added a strip of cotton crocheted lace that I inlayed into the ruffle.
The tags on the overalls read, "Size Medium." The waist measures 39 inches round, the hips measure 44 inches round, and the length is a bit adjustable at the shoulder straps, They would best fit someone 5'5" or taller without alteration, but I can remove another inch or two of the ruffle for a more petite mama.
Tiered Butterfly Halter Dress
Here's a soft and comfy little sundress foryou butterfly lovers!
For this dress, I used two all cotton gauze fabrics...a deep lavender gauze for the main portion, which is completely lined, and a hand-dyed fabric with a golden thread weave. On the front of the dress, I appliqued a shimmering butterfly with the hand dyed gauze, chocolate linen, and teal hemp linen. The halter has elastic at the back, so it should fit someone 32-38 at the boosom. The dress is cut a-frame, making the natural waist about 44 inches, and the hips about 50 inches. The length of the dress, from mid-bodice to hem is 49 inches, but I made the tiers rather large, so that I can shorten some if need be. :c)
I added two rounded side pockets, where you can keep your necessities close by. There are two bottom tiers, with hand-dyed crochet lace inlay between the tiers, and the bottom tier spins out to a whoppin' 92 inches! This one's a spinner, mamas!
Tiered Organic Cotton Prairie Dress
Oo0oo0o0o0o0ohhh...this dress will make you feel a fall faery goddess, all the while keeping you cozy and comfy all day long!
To make the garment, I used two different embroidered cotton gauzes for the lined bodice and bottom tier...the bodice fabric is embroidered with leaves and vines, and the bottom tier fabric is embroidered with little puff flowers, vines, and leaves. For the main portion of the dress, I used an organic cotton textured gauze. This fabric is a little heavier than the others. I trimmed up the tiers and bodice with crocheted cotton eyelet lace, and I inlayed the crocheted lace in the sleeve cuffs to make them a little more flirty! I then dyed the dress black orchid. (Please keep in mind that this garment is hand-dyed; therefore there may be variation in color and pattern within the garment.
This dress would best fit someone M-XL. The chest measures 38 inches round, best fitting someone 34-37 at the bust. The sleeves measure 25 inches from shoudertop to bottom cuff, The length of the dress from shouldertop to bottom measures 54 inches, and the bottom tier spins out to a whoppin' 116 inches...this one's a spinner, mamas!
Kiva Princess Hooded Dress
Hey there pretty mamas! This dress is super comfy and a perfect addition to your everyday wear. Made from a beautiful terra cotta cotton gauze with woven tribal accent stripes.
The tiered belling sleeves, lightweight gauze, and faery hood will make you feel like a desert princess, and the matching tiered bottom whisps softly as you walk. Along the sleeves and bottom tiers, there is cotton crochet lace inlay detailing, which I tea-dyed to give it a golden hue. The pics make the lace look white, but it is more of a glowing cream tone.
The tiered hood has a tassle which I handmade using organic cotton string. I used the same string to handbraid drawstring on the two front cinch pockets. There are two ties at the front to close the hood. All pieces have been finished off with wood beads and cowry shells.
The length of the dress, from shoulder top to bottom tier is 51 inches long, and the bottom circumference is 92 inches round. The sleeve length from shoulder top to bottom tier is 28 inches long.
This dress would best fit someone S-M-L. The bust are measures 28 inches round, and the natural waist measures 40 inches.
Fabrics of taupy tan leaves and vines, soft cotton deep teal corduroy, vintage moss green velvet upholstery, deep olive shiney lame, and smokey grey velvet work their magic in this dress! The bodice of the dress was somewhat of a challenge to sculpt, but after trial and error with my sexy little dressform, I am pleased with the turnout. At the center panel I peyote stitched a lovely MOSS AGATE cabochon using glass foil seed beads. The back of the bodice V's as well with a corset panel, where I added a tunnel inside to insure that the cinching of the corset spaces evenly. The closed-back tightens with a handcrocheted drawstring and two handmade little pompoms at the ends. There are two little side-front pockets perfect for idle little hands, sweets, sparkly things, high hopes, and treasures of the heart!
For the bottom of the dress, I made a simple strip of diagonal patchwork from the fabrics I used for the dress. The bottom tier is made from a mossy green calico and smokey grey lace inlay. The dress measures 52 inches from shoulder top to bottom. The adjustable bodice measures approximately 39-40 inches completely opened and 32 inches completely drawn, making this dress fit someone 32-38 inches at the bust. The bottom tier spins out to 98 inches!
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Strawberry Shortcake Hemp and Calico Dress
Hey there pretty mamas! Here's another comfy little jumper dress for ya! These dresses are wonderful for the transition season, as they can be worn with or without a blouse underneath! For this dress, I used a beautiful hand-dyed hemp dyed by the lovely Jenna of fromthefigtree.com for the bodice, along with some of my hemp and linen scraps for the strawberry applique.
I hand-beaded the strawberry seeds using cream matte seed beads. I also used a few tasty calicos in colors chosen by my little man and me after making smoothies one morning! You can view our adventure and additional dress pics by clicking on the pic. :c)
I used the calicos to make several seminole panels, while adding lace inlay between the panels and patchwork. Lots of love went into making this little twirly!
There are 4 pockets: the bodice pocket which closes with a wooden ladybug button, a stash inside the bodice, and 2 front dress pockets with adorable Strawberry Shortcake patches...she is gardening with her little kitty cat and gathering Strawberries in her wheel barrel.
The bodice measures 39 inches round and should fit loosely. The shoulder straps can be altered by restitching the wooden ladybug buttons at the shoulder if you need to...I will leave this up to you after trying it on at home, though they are now securely stitched in place. The length of the dress measures 50 inches from shoulder top to bottom hem. The bottom ruffle spins out to a twirly 90 inches...so give yourself a twirl, mamas!
Tiered Sundress W/Peyote Stitched Stone Cabochon
Hey there sugar sister. These little dresses are a must have for a prairie lovin' sister. "Carefree wear" sums it up when I think of this dress.
To create this one, I used a recycled tan, cocoa, and periwinkle calico with a lovely coordinating periwinkly and rose calico.
The center of the bodice is detailed with a stone peyote stitched cabochon I handstitched with dusty antique rose seed beads. There are two side cinch pockets, finished off with wooden beads. The bottom tiers of the dress are detailed with off white eyelet trim, just to give it a little sugar.
The bodice yoke sits above the bust and measures 33 inches round...so for fitting, you'll need to meausre above the boosom. The dress is closed at the back for you shy lil' violets, and it adjusts at the shoulders with ties. The length of the dress, from bodice center top to hem is 39 1/2 inches, and the dress spins out to 100 inches. The waist area measures 44 inches, and the hip area measures 62 inches.
Grateful Dead Hand-Shagged Rag Dress
It's back to the old school with this dress, mamas! To make this apron dress, I used recycled dress-weight denim, recycled deep red corduroy, distressed denim (for the pockets) and calicos of red cream, and blue.
The adjustable and lined bodice is darted for a
bra-like fit, where I appliqued a stealy tribal sunshine. There are two weave denim pockets created from distressed demin strips and detailed with hand-shagged lightening bolts. The bottom of the dress is finished off with subtle seminole patchwork. The denim strips of the dress skirt and all the patchwork have been hand-shagged, as well as the bottom layered ruffles.
The adjustable bodice measures 38 inches open all the way and 31 inches completely drawn. The length of the dress, from center bodice top to bottom ruffled hem is just over 40 inches long, and the bottom ruffle spins out to 84 inches.
Patchwork Upcycled Overalls Dress
What I've got for you here is a super comfy and practical overalls dress...perfect for layering and comfy to boot! To make this dress, I upcycled these cute BLUE SKY overalls with embroidered details and zipper pockets. I added random patchwork panels and a petite ruffle trim to add some sugary sweetness to transform these baggy drawers into a dress, by using some sugary scraps from my bin. There are some paisley corduroys, calicos, recycled fabrics from old vintange clothing, cocoa twill, and more!
These overalls were already adorned with beautiful embroidered flowers and stitching. There are several pockets found all over the dress, including zipper pockets, velcro pockets, bum pockets, and cargoes.
For the bottom ruffle, I used the lovely periwinkle blue calico and layered off white eyelet trim over it, just to add a little sweetness.
These overalls are made to fit someone with a medium build. The waist are opns at the side with button snaps and measures 36 inches round, the hip area measures around 44 inches, and the length adjusts to fit someone 5'6" or taller.
"Shells, Bells, & Dragonflies" W/Peyote Stitched Petrified Wood Cabochon
Scaley printed cotton wings w/more satin stitched scales, along w/cowrie shells, a seedbead chain, and gypsy bells...are a amongst a few subtle details of this dress!
To make this dress I used a minty-spruce cotton/linen, and cotton calicos in brown, cream, and sage, to create a subtle slanted diamond pattern with square frames in the center, where I lovingly handstitched cowrie shells. For the large dragonfly applique, I used an Earthy scaley print for the wings and a sparkling gold calico for the body, where I stitched a few more cowries. The dragonfly has a long tail made from seed beads, hand rolled brass beads, and is finished off with gypsy bells.
You will find two mini split cargo pockets, and a hidden stash. A petrified wood cabochon peyote stitch is the focus of the apron bodice. You'll find little kisses of eyelet lace along the ruffle and detailing the cargo pockets, just to add that little bit of sugary sweetness.
THe bodice measures a tad over 42 inches at its max and 34 inches minimum. The length of the dress from bodice top to bottom hem is 45 inches, and the bottom circumference is 90 inches round.
(This dress is sold, but I am willing to take customs...the dress includes peyote work at the neckline).