Monday, July 20, 2009

Mad for Mod

My sister-in-law Shana asked me to make a pillowcase dress for 1-year-old Michaela using this mod polka dotted fabric she picked up from Hobby Lobby. I love seeing how different a pattern can turn out with varied fabric choices. I followed this pattern for Michaela's dress, easily adjusting the length and gathering the neck fabric to a toddler size. I hope Michaela will get years of use from this garment -- first as a dress and down the road as a swing top -- for spot-on summer style!

15 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi there, Melissa! That is one cute polka dot dress. Love the colors, and you did an excellent job making it. Your niece will cherish it as I know her mama does!

Love to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Elise said...

As you say Melissa, Spot on !

I continue to be in awe of your achievements considering the pain you suffer. I hope it is easing for you now.

Susan Dixon said...

This is precious! I found your blog a few days ago when I was looking for instructions for making pillowcase dresses. I just made one for my 3-year old out of fabric with kitties printed on it. She loves it! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Polka Dot delicious! All my nieces are grown up - I guess I will have to wait to try to make one for a future grandniece.

Teacup Lady (Sandy)

Rach said...

Completely Adorable and unique!

Deanna said...

Soooooooooooo cute!

Blessings,
~D~
HomeHaven

Tracy said...

It is so cute, Melissa!

Jennifer Driver said...

LOVE it! :)

Erika said...

I love following your blog! You are so creative!!! Do you by any chance make and sell pillow case dresses?

julie said...

Great job! So cute!

Mary Beth said...

Adorable!!!! I love it!

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

Melissa,

You have me worried with your last post and your second commentor...Hope you are doing OK.

I'll have to take another look at your tutorial - I literally thought today while shopping that I wished I could make Pookie (and Sash, too - but Pookie's my girlie girl) one of these dresses. I'm just not brilliant with written directions. Wanna YouTube?

Love ya, Girl. And yes, I'd take you up on a coffee/tea in St. Louie any day. You tell me when and I'll come up with where!

Karin

Melissa Lester said...

Erika, thanks for the compliment! Right now I don't make any crafts to sell. I really enjoy trying new projects and haven't settled on one that I would like to make for purchase, but I'll be sure to let you know if I do decide to open an Etsy shop down the road.

Lisa said...

This is so sweet! I wish I knew a little girl or that mine were small again!

Workin' MAMA! said...

Get yourself a booth at the next street fair - at the next christmas bazaar - at the next event where mama's and little girls gather - YOU WILL BE A HIT with these simple and classy adorable dresses - watch.
My business hunches are always right sisterfriend!

latrice
working mama in the northwest

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