I am so glad I made it through to Week 3 of One Month To Win It! I love, love LOVE this dress and am SO glad to know many others did, too.
Let me tell you, I have been most excited about this week since we got the list of themes. When I saw "Bunting and Banner Week", this idea immediately popped into my head!
Start with a simple white dress and add a tiny pennant-style banner and you have:
The Macy Goes to the Fair Dress!
I am beyond excited with how this turned out! If you're anything like me, you know that ideas in your head don't always translate well into real-life items, so when it does, it's like hitting the jackpot!
I started out with a pillowcase dress and altered the pattern to work for my idea. I added box pleats to the neckline which make me think of a Big Top at the fair. Then I made a mini pennant banner and trimmed the neckline with it. I finished off the neckline and arms with bias tape I handmade.
But of course I couldn't stop there! I cut out approximately 1 MILLION little bitty triangles (really, about 250) and stitched on 5 rows of the tiny pennant banner to the hem of the dress. I love it so much!
This dress is a great stash-buster project! All the little triangles were made from my scrap bag. The bias tape was made from fabric left over from another project. I love using things I have on hand!
Sidenote: The whole time I was working on this dress, "Macy" kept popping up in my head. This dress really did name itself!
You might have also noticed The Macy Bow in these pics. I had fun with this one! I added a few more elements than I usually do and love how it turned out.
Next time your favorite little girl needs a dress, don't run to the store! Go grab a pillowcase and a handful of scraps and see what you can come up with! :)
I want to add a very big thank you to my friend Cheryl from
for taking beautiful photos of the dress for me! If you live in Florida and need some photography done, check her out! She does family shoots, engagements, weddings, you name it! We've had family photos and baby pics done with her and they have all turned out amazing!
Linking up to these lovely parties!