The Florida Dress

The Florida Dress | by happy together
Last week I took the opportunity during the girl’s nap time to sew. I drafted a few things for miss E and this was the first. I have all this fabric I have bought to make my girls clothes with and am determined to get going on that. My goal is to use up most of my fabric by the time we have to move again next summer (we will find out our new duty station in spring! I can’t believe it’s almost that time again…..).

The Florida Dress | by happy together
I wanted to make a fun summery dress with these bright fabrics I got at Hobby Lobby. Miss E likes to play dress up, so I figured she would also appreciate the bling in the back. It’s this stretchy elastic with sequins on it, which means the back side is soft and doesn’t scratch. I did a simple gather in the front of the skirt and made a casing for elastic in the back skirt. I did the casing before sewing the front and back pieces together. I only machine sewed the skirt to the front of the bodice. I then hand stitched the back of the bodice to the back of the skirt. And I also glued some felt on the inside where I sewed the elastic sequins so it wouldn’t bother her. A fairly quick sew. I finished it during that one nap time.

The Florida Dress | by happy together
The Florida Dress | by happy together
The Florida Dress | by happy together
We brought in our garden flamingo to join in on the picture party! This dress makes me think of Florida so I named it that. Her happiness plus a bright fun dress brighten up my day :D

-Jess

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