Shirred Summer Dresses

Today I’ve got a line up of Shirred Summer Dresses for you!  
You can find my tutorial here on U Create.  

My mom and I rummaged through our scrap fabric, made a few trips to Fabricland and set up a dress making assembly line.  We made twenty dresses in a couple of days!  One for pretty much every little girl in our lives.  It was so much fun!  Here are a few examples of what we came up with… Shirred Summer Dresses Lots of ruffles for my niece Brianna.
Shirred Summer DressesLovely pink accents for the little miss and a cousin in Calgary.
Shirred Summer DressesPretty detail. Shirred Summer DressesDragonfly fabric with blue trim!  Love.  
Another one for the little miss. Shirred Summer DressesGorgeous purple pattern… Shirred Summer Dresseswith flower accent.  
We made tons of these ones ~ nearly one for every girl!Shirred Summer DressesWhat little girl doesn’t want ruffles?  Another for B. 

 Pink stripes for the cousins on Vancouver Island.

Shirred Summer DressesMy original design.  
I purchased about three yards of this fabric for fifty cents at a thrift store!
Each dress only cost about $2.50 {or less} to make.  The most expensive part was the elastic thread ~ which we cleared out of the store!   And the little miss still comes to visit us ~ so very thankful for that.  She will be taking home a new dress almost every time she comes by!  lol

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