Thursday, December 11, 2008

Knocking it off.

A while ago ... a LONG while ago Jessica did a post and had her daughter pictured in a Shabby Apple Dress.. Ever heard of 'em? I hadn't.. until then. But I went to their site and loved the idea of a huge pattern on a small dress. Soooooooo cute.



My MIL was just in town for Thanksgiving... I just went to post a link of their visit and I don't have one! They were here for 10 days and we really packed it in while they were here. My MIL is the goddess of all things sewing.. and somehow, I persuaded her to help me sew a dress for Abby to try to knock off the Shabby Apple look. I have never sewn clothing.. so I leaned on her for help, DESPERATELY.



First stop: Joann's - At the time, their dress patterns were $2 (that is right, I said $2) What a deal! We were looking for Amy Butler Fabric as well (because that is what the Shabby Apple uses) but, we couldn't find any at Joann's or even the specialty fabric stores around here. So, we just got something that looked similar and went for it. Here are the results...

I say, not so Shabby Apple... after all, it ended up only costing about $12 vs. $36. I think it turned out pretty cute.. Maybe I will be inspired to create looks for Abby and our newest addition to model TOGETHER!

8 comments:

Laurie said...

LOVE, Love, love, LOVE shabby apple!! Did you see they carry preggo stuff now? Not that you are probably wanting to buy anything that expensive for like one month of pregnancy but still so cute! I was going to order one of the dresses for Eric's company party until I found one at Nordstrom's rack for a lot cheaper!

Laurie said...

and the dress turned out great! Love the fabric! I sewed one dress for Adia - never again!

Anne said...

I'm impressed! Very nice!

Melissa-Mc said...

WOW! That dress is beautiful (and so is the girl in it).

Pineapple Princess/Shauna said...

Such talent. Clever title too!

Bridget said...

Darling! You rock!!

Ilene said...

Super duper cute! I love Amy Butler fabric and you will never find it at JoAnn's. Good quilting shops usually stock it. Or of course fabric.com.

jessica said...

Well done! I love using my sewing skills, I have a dress that I was actually going to make for myself, got the fabric and pattern for 10 bucks...now with a newborn it will probably never happen.

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