~ Ellie's Pretty Purple Summer Dress ~
I wanted to make a cool, flowing summer dress for my little sweetheart. I found this fabric at goodwill, it is very lightweight and soft! This dress was a simple variation of the "pillowcase" dress, the straps tie at each shoulder.
I love this girl, she just makes me smile!! :)
The tuxedo front was created by making ruffles with a few rows of elastic thread from the extra fabric, the complimentary patterned fabric center and three little buttons for decoration.
A girl knows that no outfit is complete without accessories! This flower clip was made from the same purple fabric, from cutting about 8 circles and folding & sewing them to form a flower. The center is a different fabric and has 3 little beads, very fun & easy to create to make your outfit complete. :)
The bottom has a 3 inch border of the same fabic that I made the ties and tuxedo front from, to give a little contrast to the light purple dress.
There you have it, the whole thing maybe cost me 4 dollars, about an hour, and she now has a pretty purple summers dress.... perfect for running and playing all while feeling like a little princess! :)