Friday, September 18, 2009

my autumn version of the french ruffle dress





I am starting to get in the groove. The start of school takes a bit to get the hang of for me every year. But, I am thinking that I am getting my schedule down. And, like I said in my last post, Fall is in the air and I love it. It really makes me feel so good. So, with that in mind, I decided it was time to attempt the French Ruffle Dress again, but with some Fall colors. I had just the tiniest bit of this brown and orange calico that I used for the ruffle and the chocolate brown is a pinwale corduroy. I used a brown and white polka dot fabric for the facing. And, I love the button I found for the back. Overall, I love the colors. It's such a quick sew, but remember it does run small. This is the 4T and it is just a smidge too big for my 2 year old. Keep that in mind.

*I fixed the link that will take you to my first version of this dress.  On that post I have the link to the etsy shop where I bought the pattern.  But, if you want to just go directly to the esty shop manimina for the pattern, then click here!

17 comments:

Julie said...

That is such a darling dress! The model is pretty cute as well. Good job, honey.

Anne said...

No way! I just inherieted the same orange and brown printed fabric from my grandma! I made a cute baby skirt out of it though!

Jennifer said...

Very cute! I need to get my sewing area straightened out so I can get sewing again.

Shimmy Shake said...

That is beautiful - I love the fabrics you've chosen!

Brett and Amy said...

I love the fabrics together. And the colors look so good on your darling model. The button is a find -love it!

jessbcuz said...

oh...love these colors. Makes me thinking of thanksgiving!
i hear you on getting in the school groove--still working on that one myself....

Tina Leigh said...

This is an amazing dress. I also love the colors. Congrats again.

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

That is so cute and looks so nice on your daughter! Perfect for fall! Unfortunately, with the high today being 95 here in San Antonio, it's hard to think it's fall, but the high tomorrow is only 82! Very cute, thanks for sharing. (I'm hosting a giveaway on my personal blog, if you're interested, http://sewgoodsewfar.wordpress.com)

Anna

Julie Bou├ęsso said...

Dang! Make one for us adults too, please! Will you!? :-) Cheers, Julie

koala brains said...

Love it! Was just thinking about how I need to get on the ball and make some fall clothes. I have nada for my 4 year old. The link to the dress didn't work. What is it?

The Merk-ster said...

The link didn't work and I'm in love with this dress. Help!...please. :)

Tanya said...

Awesome job! I love the photos too. She looks like a model. What a cutie bug!

Julie @ Little One-of-a-Kind Design said...

So incredibly cute! I'm a sucker for corduroy! Your ideas are clever!

Tracie said...

Very pretty!!!!

Hi!!!!

I just tagged you with an Honest Scrap award. Find the details here. http://mycraftysideforyou.blogspot.com/2009/09/i-was-tagged.html

Vicki said...

I want to learn to make this. Too cute and the pictures of Mallory are darling. You are too talented!!!

lacey said...

I L-O-V-E this! It's even darling enough for Mallory.
This has to be my favorite so far Trac.... I'm sure that will change tomorrow with something else you whip up though.

Bianca said...

adorable!! I really do love this dress and all the different ways you have sewn it.