|Isn't her hat also darling?? My talented cousin knit it!|
Not so long ago, while online window shopping, I ran across a cute girl's dress at J. Crew. I simultaneously thought "How simply sweet!" and "I bet I could do that!"
Now, I in no way consider myself an expert sewer. I have a basic machine, not a serger. I have (too) many moments where my machine and I exchange words of mutual dislike.
I am, however, good at following directions. (Oldest child syndrome!) So when I find a tutorial that's well done, I will very confidently use it.
So J. Crew dress online (which has since sold out, so I can't link to it) + easy peasant blouse tutorial from indietutes = homemade J. Crew inspired girl's dress!
I used a remnant of jersey material that I picked up at Hancock's for a steal! Because I wanted her to get a lot of use from the dress, it's short sleeved (easy to layer for cooler days, cool enough for warmer days.)
Like I said, I'm far from expert, but I will say that when a project comes together, my simple sewing machine and I are the best of friends! And I consider this a success...but to be fair, my daughter looks adorable in anything (says the non-biased mama.)