Dress Up Monday: My Main Squeeze

It’s the start of a new week and it’s a hot one here today! This little top was meant to be a dress, but I didn’t have quite enough fabric for that. I really wanted to make my daughter something with this fabric, so I went forth anyways.

I made it quickly one night while she was on a daddy date, so I wasn’t quite sure how the fit would be. But, I’m pleased with the outcome.

My daughter likes it too!

It was a really simple design. My favorite thing is how the top is held together with buttons and ribbon loops. I feel it adds a unique quality to it.

Now, what to make for next week…..

Fabric: I bought it at JoAnn’s, but I think it’s in the Alexander Henry line.
Pattern: One I made myself.

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  1. says

    “What is the fabric and pattern that you used?”

    I bought the fabric from JoAnn’s, but I’m pretty sure the lemon fabric is a Alexander Henry print. As for the pattern, it’s one I made myself.

  2. says

    That is way too much cute for one basket. LOVE the shirt/dress!!
    (The fabric is Alexander Henry Juicy Lemon – it’s $6.99/yard at Joann’s, or you can search for it by name on Etsy :) )

  3. says

    How adorable!! I love the design and am jealous that your model was so happy and willing to participate lol. My little girl RARELY cooperates during picture time.

  4. says

    LOVE this! Saw it in a Flickr pool first. I just saw this lemon fabric at Joanns and was thinking,”huh!” It’s surprising to come across designer fabrics there. Now that I see your darling tunic I think I have to go back and get it! What a cute design. Would love it if you decide to produce it for sharing/selling. I’m now following…

  5. says

    Thanks for letting me know what fabric it is. I am in Australia so will search online for it, as for you making up the pattern you are so clever. I love the sleeves, how they fold over. I will take my beginner sewing skills and just be happy with using that material perhaps for summer dresses for my girls. Thanks so much.

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