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I used Prudent Baby's One-Shoulder-Dress tutorial (found here), to craft the cutest sundress, ever. EVER! It's so cute, simple to make, easy on fabric, and can grow with the child into a tunic and shirt after it's too risque for a dress. This was my first attempt, and was named the "lets see how awful this turns out" dress, and my second attempt in a different fabric was going to be Lilly's Easter dress. I'm not a huge fan of those overly-fluffy-$40-I-can-wear-this-only-for-Easter type dresses, and if I'm spending over $30, it had better be able to be worn at least 30 times. Maybe 40 times.
The fabric I chose for the first go was a quilters cotton I found for 50% off, and I got a yard and a quarter to be on the safe side. The instructions are super easy, and the only thing I had problems with, were getting my angles to match up with the measurements. But once I got it, it was smooth sailing. Here are a few photos of Lillian "frinkling" grass all over and admiring the flowers!
|Getting ready to frinkle the grass...|
|Frinkling the grass on ourselves.|
|Frinkling the grass with Mom-Mom on the plants.|
When I finish the Easter version, I am surely going to post an update, and am definitely going to make a few more, perhaps with a cinched waist (like these overpriced cuties from Old Navy), add a ruffle at the bottom, or a strap w/a ruffle on it. Clearly, this is going to be Lil's new wardrobe for the summer.