Apr 2, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake, my you’re looking swell!


My two cents on the The Sienna dress (pattern by LBB)


As a brand new sewer (started in January of 2010), I didn’t know much about sewing with knits. I knew I wanted to give it a try since so many of my kids clothes were knits. And I liked the idea of reusing old t-shirts (especially my old concert tees) and giving them a new life. (Plus, I’m cheap and didn’t want to throw away money on fabric if I ruined the project.)


Very early on, I stumbled upon Ashley’s website and decided I wanted to purchase the Sienna dress pattern. The pattern pieces and directions were so easy to follow. She gave great tips on how to sew with knits without discouraging me. The first dress wasn’t perfect – but my daughter still wears it. (OK, she’s not even 2, so technically I dress her.) And I’ve made over a half dozen dresses since.

IMG_3271IMG_3483 IMG_3485 IMG_3709 dress for Maggie IMG_4064IMG_4073

My favorite is definitely the Strawberry Shortcake. (Every time I see it, I think back to the 80s commercial… “Strawberry Shortcake, my you’re looking swell, cute little doll with the strawberry smell.”) I had photos of the dress but none with my daughter wearing it. Until now – see the action shots below.


Since then I’ve read many blogs that talk about their struggles with knits and what they have learned. All of this information has been very helpful. I do think that if I had read it before trying the Sienna dress, I might have passed on an awesome pattern. Since then, I’ve also purchased the LBB Twirl Skirt pattern and LOVE that one as well!


34 comments:

  1. I tried the LBB Sienna dress pattern and it turned out ok but I am not sure what I did, it came out really to big--see my blog. Do you have any hints or comments? I measured everything right and still way to big. Made it for my 6 year old and was to big for my 8 year old. I will be trying this again and hopefully it works out right the next time.

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  2. Those dresses are adorable! Not to mention economical too (big bonus). It seems you can spend soo much on the pattern and material that it's cheaper just to buy the dresses. Thanks for sharing - your little girl is a doll!
    -Mariesa

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  3. Cute! I am your new follower! I would love for you to stop by and share your blog, some of your favorite crafts, recipes, giveaways and more! I offer new link up's every Monday in the Link Up Lounge and the first blogger to link up from each category will be featured!

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  4. Very cute...thanks for linking up to my newbie party.

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  5. Love the strawberry shortcake dress! Thank you so much for linking up! I LOVE those colors!

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  6. Very cool! I love projects that are recycled from other things. Thanks for sharing!
    Jenn

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  7. Hi Jessica! Your Sienna dresses are adorable! :) My fave is the one w/ the crown ... my girls would surely fight over that one!! -Sara

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  8. I am totally obsessed with this dress pattern. When I was pregnant with my littlest I decided that dressing 3 girls was going to cost an arm and a leg so I sat there and sewed over a dozen of these things out of their brother's old tee shirts. Yours are adorable! Thanks for linking up!

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  9. Home sewing is a good way to help balance the budget, and you end up with the design you want. Love your outfits, looking good. Your little girl is very cute.

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