Tuesday, July 26, 2011

More Sewing!


Lots of mysewing friends were making these sundresses for their girls.

They are SEW easy & FAST

with lots of different possibilities for embellishments.


It is just a simple collarless, sleeveless bodice from any dress pattern

with long gathered ties sewn in between the lining & front piece.

Two buttonholes on the back are for threading

the ties prior to making a nice big bow.


You could monogram the bodice or use rick-rack as an accent.

I kept it plain until I had a chance to see how it fit Ms. C.


She LOVED it,

mostly because of the twirl factor.

They gotta’ TWIRL, ya' know!

Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House today.

I'm working on a mini quilted wallhanging

that has been waiting for 8-9 years to me to finished it.

I'm determined to complete some of my UFO's!

(unfinished objects)

while its still too hot to be outside.

I hope you're having fun & staying cool somehow, too.


  1. Love those bright colors on Ms. C. She looks positively darling and there is no denying she loves her grandma -made.

  2. Adore those action shots! The dress is just precious -- and so is Miss C!

  3. What a cutie... both the dress and the little darling in it! Your Miss C must have quite a wardrobe!
    What a fun and summery dress. LOVE how the straps make the bow also.
    Beautiful job, Rett. Beautiful twirl, Miss C!
    xo Yvonne

  4. Rett,
    How lovely. The colors are perfect for Ms. C.
    It has been hotter than hades here in Maine but now is chilly and damp. Go figure.

    Have a wonderful week. And I loved the doll clothes!


  5. Such a cute sundress and I love the print on the fabric... your granddaughter looks adorable in it with with missing tooth... her twirling in it is my favorite shot! I was admiring the Minnie dress in your previous post with the matching dress for the doll... so pretty and cute! You are very talented! Thanks for sharing these adorable dresses with us. I enjoyed your post so much and thanks for your loving comments on my beachy tablescape. Have a nice day and stay cool!~Poppy


  6. I'm in my sewing room to Rett for the same reason...old projects and the heat. Unfortunately I don't have a beautiful grandchild to sew for so I'm making pillows.

    That dress is darling and Miss C. looks so pretty as she twirls.

  7. Love this adorable dress! The fabric is perfect for such a wonderful twirly dress :) Love the pics!

  8. This definitely would have been one dress I could sew. I only sew dresses without sleeves only because the patterns with sleeves were way to difficult for me. I used to sew for my daughter and this dress would have been one she would have loved!! Your fabric pattern and colors are so summery and beautiful. I love it!!

  9. I love this! The bow in the back is my favorite and all that color. She looks darling, lucky little girl!

  10. Your granddaughter looks like she is loving this dress {I love it, too!}. The pictures are fantastic, Rett!!


  11. I know I've said it before, Rett, but you a fairy tale grandmother! Your little granddaughter looks delighted with her dress, and the twirly shots say it all!

  12. That is precious!! I love the material. Miss C looks so big!!! I love the toothless grin. Jemma lost her first tooth last Friday! So exciting! My MIL needs to learn how to make button holes!

  13. Pretty pretty!! My girl would love one just like it!

  14. That is soooooooo adorable and Miss C seems to thinks so as well.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  15. Oh, Rett, I love that bright, pretty fabric. How perfect for a sweet little girl. Your pattern definitely has the twirl factor going strong. What a very lucky little girl to have such a talented grandmother.

  16. This is soo cute! Adorable little dress :)


  17. Rett..thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments..I haven't been blogging much lately or sewing, to much other stuff to do...your GD looks adorable in her new sundress love the fabrics she's a lucky little girl to have such a talented Grandma!!

  18. I love this dress and especially for twirly factor too. Very cute and nice choice of fabrics.

  19. Oh I love seeing Princess Caroline twirl! Adorable print! She's so lucky to have a talented & willing seamstress for a grandmother :-)

  20. Darling, Darling, Darling!!!! You are such a great seamstress! Last night I was over helping my daughter sort through and wash tiny baby girl clothes. Now you have me day dreaming about sewing for her in a few years! The photography on this post was so fun as well!!


  21. Just darling Rett, and I can tell your sweet grand girl loves it too. Love the doll clothes too - you are talented!
    Have a great day!

  22. How adorable! I think I need a granddaughter :)

  23. Rett, that fabric is darling and love the twirling pics. This dress looks like a good way to stay cool this summer.


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