It’s been this kind of day…..

So, after blogging yesterday about doing nothing crafty for the last month, I developed a crafting itch that had to be scratched.  I have a bunch of onesies from my last baby that are still useful, but stained.  I really wanted to repurpose them into something pretty for my little Ellie Belle 🙂

I had seen many pretty decorated onesies on the internet and decided that even though I have about a million other duties to attend to, that I needed to do that today.  Sigh.  Ever have a really crappy sewing experience?  One where everything you try goes wrong and you screw up every little thing?  That was me trying to make this dress.

I just kind of made it up as I went along and made a ton of really annoying mistakes that were mostly fixable.  It took all afternoon instead of an hour or so like I had anticipated.  I was grumpy.  But in the end I think it turned out pretty adorable, so I forgive myself 🙂

I think now that I know how to do it, I will try again in the near future.  Maybe I will do a tutorial……

So, without further ado, The Dress That Almost Wasn’t.

This was all done with vintage sheets.  The skirt is from a vintage sheet, the ruffle is from a vintage sheet.  The mustard colored fabric in the tuxedo center is that flat seam bias stuff and is also vintage.  The lace trim is also vintage.  The buttons are from Walmart.  The ribbon is Offray grosgrain.

Little missy was not too thrilled about trying it on.  This is right before the big melt down……

She is adorable, am I right?  She turns ONE MONTH OLD tomorrow!!!  I told her she was in big trouble and that she needs to stop this growing up nonsense.  She just stuck her tongue out at me!

So, there you go!  Now I can say that I have attempted to be creative amidst all this newborn chaos.  It was not fun, it was not pretty, but I DID IT! 🙂

Have a fantastic tues!

13 Responses to “It’s been this kind of day…..”


  1. 1 emily southerland photography August 30, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    LOVE it! Love her!! And TOTALLY know that kind of day well… Notsomuch in the “crafting fiasco” kind of way, since I never manage to find time to craft, but in the “my tiny baby is screaming” kind of way…. ha! Hang in there!

  2. 2 Katie Christensen August 30, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    So cute!!! I love it. Ellie is a doll. You are so creative. Hope to see you soon.

  3. 3 Patty August 30, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I LOVE IT!!!! She is absolutely adorable 🙂

  4. 4 Victoria Paige August 31, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Very worth it! She is beautiful. The dress is so cute, too.

  5. 5 Veerle Witdouck August 31, 2011 at 5:33 am

    Very clever idea to use a baby vest as the top of the dress. She is adorable.

  6. 6 Hillori August 31, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Holy moly this little dress is sooo stinkin cute!!!! I just love it :))) Your little dolly is so sweet!

  7. 7 stacy @hartandsew September 2, 2011 at 4:10 am

    i LOVE it! it was worth the hard work – and oh yes, i know exactly what you mean about those sewing days when everything goes wrong – like, did i really forget to sew the sleeves in? 🙂 so glad you linked up jaime, your little girl is so sweet!

  8. 8 gabrielle September 2, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    found you via hart & sew, gorgeous vintage upcycling and a sweet wee girl wearing it

  9. 10 Corey Moortgat September 3, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    oh, such a sweetie- and sweet dress! I’ve got those same sheets waiting to be transformed into something!

  10. 11 Heather Grow November 18, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    I totally want to go buy some onesies so I can make this cute outfit. Love it! Thanks for joining the party.

  11. 12 Liz November 18, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    How adorable! I love the sheet that you chose for this dress!


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