Sunday, September 1, 2013

Little girls simple dress 4 way's

3/19/2016: UPDATE! Etsy's Shop is open and some of these dresses are still available.

It has been two weeks since I posted something and figured I should show you what I have been up to. I have been very busy designing and sewing. The tier twirly dress that I posted here had me completely inspired to make more. I came up with four different skirt designs (not including the original variation) for dresses that range in sizes 18 months - 5t. I have decided to make and sell these dresses. I haven’t set up an Etsy’s shop yet so for now just locally and to friends and family. 

The Tier Dress
This is a little more formal than the original twirly tier dress. All of the seams are hidden and I added a sash. The black and white above I used a wide gross grain ribbon for the sash and the two below I used a coordinating fabric. The flowers on all three are clips I made so they can be worn any where.

The Jelly Roll Dress
I had a quilters jelly roll in my stash that I was dying to put to use. This dress is not as formal and makes a great everyday dress. The flower is a clip too.

 The Circle Skirt Dress
This is by far my favorite of the dresses. It was so simple to put together once you figure out how to do circle skirt calculations. It does take a lot of fabric but I think it is worth it. This is the ultimate twirl dress.

I tried something new when tying this sash. I wanted the tie in the front but still wanted a clip flower so I had my husband tie the sash like a neck tie. This is a fantastic option. I really like the fact that it can be loosed and tightened with out having take it apart. No wrestling with the kid to tie a sash right. 

The Paneled Circle Skirt
I took the circle skirt pattern I made for the last dress and divided it in to panels. This dress is amazing when it is twirled. 

There is a fifth skirt design that I am working on for little Ohio State Buckeye dresses. I am really excited about that one. I will post it as soon as it is done. 

Since I am making these to sell I don’t plan on posting my measurements and patterns, sorry. If you are interested in purchasing one for now contact me at and we can make arrangements.  Check out the shop!

Thanks for stopping by the nest!