(these are found at old navy..banana republic, children’s place, the gap and jcrew)
and then I did find some white ones i liked….
but didn’t have an extra $200 to buy them.
dear j. crew. do you have any kids? do you know how long a 200 dollar white dress will stay white?
about the same amount of time a $10 white dress would. sincerely, a real mom.
i connected the top and the sides..(see the pins) and now…her’s another advantage of ruffle fabric…no fraying. that’s right. i did not finish around the collar or the arm holes!
I took a big huge rectangle for the bottom..ran a large stitch (without backstitching) and then pulled it to gather it (and are you ready for the awesomeness of ruffle fabric number 3…it gathers so easy…best material)
then i pinned the bottom to the top
a word of advice: when sewing with ruffle fabric…you have to make sure all the ruffles are pointing in the same direction…
I took some satin fabric…and added it around the middle over the seam
I also made some satin binding around the collar…and a big satin bow….
for the back: I only sewed about 8 inches down…
then i took some white cotton fabric…and made a tube…(make sure it’s a little bit shorter than the dress)
then i took some tulle (it’s stiffer than normal tulle) cut off a 14 in piece (this is doubled)
folded it over
and added a loose stitch and gathered it…
then i just sewed it onto the cotton…
i added a few more layers and cut the tulle a little bit shorter each time..
I added some elastic and sewed it onto the dress…
oh..and i might have forgotten to mention that i made some flowers and ahem…hot glued them to the dress…..
you betcha that i told everyone i sewed all those ruffles on by hand.