Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Scrappy Chic Summer Dress

My big project this week was to make something out of the scrap fabric that I had sorted through last weekend. I basically just separated all of it into color groups and I ended up with EIGHT different piles of fabric! Crazy, huh? I needed to do something with all of them so I decided that over the next eight weeks, I'll take one pile and create something. 

This week, I decided to start with this pastel pile above. It just screamed summer dress to me and I'd always wanted to try piecing different fabrics together to make a quilt-like effect. I'm not so crazy about actually wearing a quilt but the idea of piecing different patterned fabrics together in the same color group was very appealing.

And this is what it turned into:

I'm calling it the Scrappy Chic dress- it's shabby chic looking with scraps! 

My daughter is obsessed with pink so this was right up her alley. Wonder what she'll think when I delve into the no-pink scrap pile? I'll have to make something for myself with those, I think!

I even used the scraps from making this dress to create a rosette with shabby strips to pin to the bodice. This was probably her favorite feature, other than the pink ruffle at the bottom hem.
Notice the yellow ric rac on the straps? I love ric rac so I'll always try to sneak them in somehow, some way, hehe. 

The bodice is ruched on both sides and the front is pieced. It was such a pain installing the back zipper! But I was not going to attempt buttons on the thin pink voile fabric!

The layered skirt is my favorite part. I love all the different fabrics working together to create a fun, sweet look that reflects my daughter's personality quite a bit. She likes the longer length too because it makes her feel like a princess. =) 

The fabric rosette and strips just makes the dress though. It's shabby chic and sweet.

She's pretending to be a prairie princess.

Her new favorite dress...until the next one, of course! I think my next scrappy project will have to be for the boys though. Gotta be fair to my two boys! They're not as good at modeling as my daughter, but  they still deserve some homemades, right?

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  1. Oh my precious! What a cutie and I can see why she loves it. I need one! :)


    1. Aww thanks Kim. She loved it so much, she actually slept in it too!

  2. Lovely... that is crafty- I am sure if I dug around my scraps I would have enough for 10 dresses... cheers..

    1. Thanks Megan! I've got enough for just as many!

  3. How cute!! And your little model is a DOLL!

    1. Thank you Natasha! I'll make sure to tell her so she'll continue modeling for me graciously! =)

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    1. Thanks Justine! Creative bloggers like you inspire me! So THANK YOU!

  5. What a beautiful dress! And such a lovely model too!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. This is so cute! I really like the ruching on the sides and back. And your little girl is just SOOO adorable :)
    Heidi @

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    1. Thank you Jenya! You have a unique and beautiful name- I like it! =)

  8. This is gorgeous...Wat a lovely usage of fabric! And the little one is really cute! :)
    Came across via Linky Party! Good Luck! :)

  9. Thank you Nidhi! And thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere as well!

  10. Your daughter wears the coolest clothes! I LOVE your fun aesthetic!

  11. Such a pretty dress! It's so unique and I love the soft colors. I'm pinning this!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party


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