Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer Dresses

The warmer weather has finally arrived to stay. (ok, at least we hope!) MacKensie is growing like a weed, and I’ve been busy sewing summer clothes for my little monkey. I finished this pink embroidered sundress and diaper cover last week. It is a tiny bit too big, but with the rate she’s growing, she’ll fit into it in no time.
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The fabric is gorgeous, and the pictures don’t do it justice. It has a sheen to it, even after being washed, almost like a polished cotton. Can you believe this fabric was a curtain?  I found it months ago at a local thrift shop for a dollar, and couldn’t believe my luck. The previous owner had simply made a wide hem at the top for a rod to pass through, so the design on the fabric wasn’t affected at all. I still have enough left to make her another dress when she outgrows this one!  Sewing for MacKensie is so much fun, that I have to pace myself, or she’ll have enough Nanny made clothing for three little girls!
Next time I’ll show you the red gingham dress and ruffle bum diaper cover I finished the other day.  And after that, the angel tops, and after that…….


I'm linking to these fabulous parties!

Share The Wealth Wednesday, at Laugh Love and Craft
Create and Share, at Trendy Treehouse
We Did it Wednesday, at Sew Much Ado
Penny Pinching Party, at The Thrifty Home
Inspiring Creativity, at Dragonfly Designs
Wow Me Wednesday, at Ginger Snap Crafts
Creative Me Link Up at Southern Institute
Tickled Pink Friday @ 504 Main
Friday Flair @ Whipperberry
Simply Creations @ Simple Home Life
Friday Fun Party @ Craftionary
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Inspiration Friday @ At the Picket Fence


  1. What a pretty dress,who wouldn't love it!

  2. Curtains??? OMG...you did a beautiful job transforming them and the skirt on your previous post...ADORABLE! I am enjoying your blog and thanks for visiting mine.

  3. I love the scalloped and embroidered lacey hem. Drool...

  4. That is GORGEOUS!!!! WOW!!! Love it!!!!

  5. That is soo cute! I can't believe it was a curtain!

    I am hosting a link party today and I would love for you to share this :) Hope to see you there!

    Have a nice day!