December 16, 2009

Winter Wonderland Dress!


I love this dress!
I made it last night, loosely based on the fantastic t-shirt dresses at Lil Blue Boo.
It started as the remains of a onesie I used for this project.


1) To make one yourself, start out with a t-shirt or onesie, and add some length by cutting out a section of another t-shirt (or other jersey fabric) in an "A" shape, slightly wider than the bottom of your shirt at the top, and gradually larger toward the bottom.

2) Then sew up the sides of your "A" piece, and pin (right sides together) to the bottom of your shirt.


3) Cut out lots of small rectangles in the colors of your choice. I chose a teal, light pink, and bright red, and my rectangles were about 2"X1", and pin them to your dress in a scarf pattern.

4) Sew rectangle pieces to your dress. (You'll probably have to shift them about a little as you sew, so this part can be a tiny bit tricky.) Snip the edges of the last pieces to make a scarfey-looking fray!

5) Then cut to long strips for your bottom ruffles. You'll want them about twice the length of the bottom of the dress, and one strip about times and a half wider than the other. For example, my dress bottom was 22", so I cut a 3"X44" strip in pink, and 2"X44" in red.

6) Use your longest strait stitch to sew all the way down one side of each strip, and pull the top thread to ruffle until it is the length of the bottom of your dress. Sew the open edges of each ruffled strip together, so that they are circles.


7) Lay the 2" wide strip on top of the 3" wide strip, then place them, face down, onto the bottom of your dress and sew on.

Step 8: play in the snow!

This was our first real snow this year, so we are pretty excited! Luckily, I don't have to do much driving, so I can just snuggle inside and enjoy!!


I love the scarf pattern going all the way around the back. Cute!


75 comments:

  1. Love this dress! It is so adorable I want to make one for my daughter right now.

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  2. Darling! I really like the scarf and the colors you picked.

    Also, thanks for featuring my tutorial today!

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  3. Way cute I will have to make one for my little girl!

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  4. Great job Disney! I love all these fun T-shirt dresses...so cute!!

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  5. I am absolutely in awe of your talent!!!!! This is such a sweet idea!!!! Thank you for sharing it....

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  6. my unborn kids are already wishing you were their "crafty aunt disney" to make them so many precious outfits. she looks DARLING in that little dress!

    Jen

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  7. this is lovely..and the scarf idea is brilliant touch.will try this for my neice...she'll be delighted!

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  8. I love it! My girls would totally dig those ruffles, too!

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  9. OMG, I just discovered you last week, and I'm your biggest fan... Thanks for all these awesome tutorials!

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  10. Disney this is sooo cute - I love it!! -

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  11. so great! My 3 yr. old saw the picture and immediately gave me what colors she wanted on hers...gotta love these little diva girls :)

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  12. Oh my gosh That is the cutest thing I've seen yet! I love the colors. I've got a baby doll shirt that is gonna work perfect for this. THanks for the spark!

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  13. Ohhh I am soooo in love with this dress! And I love the idea to reuse the onieses!!!!!

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  14. Oh my gosh!!!!! I love love love this.... wanna go and make one right now for my little girl... I have lot's of onsies and some scrap material.... perhaps I'll conquer this one tonight while the kiddos are asleep.... thanks so much for the tutorial

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  15. It's beautiful!! the snow looks so fun!

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  16. I adore the way this turned out. thanks so much for sharing

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  17. This is too cute! I love the scarf detail.

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  18. Love it! And I love that my oldest daughter is about the same age as yours! haha Thank heaven for little girls, and your amazing ideas!!

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  19. Oh - that is gorgeous!!! And, so is your model!!!!

    Does that come in my size?

    ;-D
    Robelyn

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  20. Totally cute! Love it!!! Love the color combinations of the scarf!

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  21. MUST FEATURE!! Disney this is incredibly cute!

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  22. Snow!!!!! My children´s wildest dream is one day seeing snow, touching, throwing, and why not maybe even eating it! I love following your blog, I peek in daily for my necessary dose of inspiration...and this is what I mean by inspiration! Beautiful! thankyou!
    PS I´ve been expermienting and posting new capelets for me, thanks to you! Come on by anytime!
    www.handmadeconamor.blogspot.com
    Clau

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  23. I love it so cute!! I love Lil Blue Boo. I made a t-shirt dress based after some of her designs too.

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  24. Seeing this makes me want to learn to sew even more! So adorable!

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  25. This is so cute! I wish I knew a little girl to make one for.

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  26. Oh so cute. I have to put this on my site so I can make one of these someday. Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

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  27. OMG this dress is ADORABLE!!! So fun and creative!! Your little one is a doll!

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  28. Wow you are clever. I am storing this one away for when my little girl gets a bit bigger.
    thanks for sharing.

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  29. Obsessed....totally obsessed. You are so beautifully creative. There is a difference between being creative and beautifully creative. Fabulous!

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  30. Hello?!? How adorable is that? I'm itching to make one just like it!!

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  31. That's adorable! I would probably have major issues with the ruffles, but I think I'm mos'def going to try the scarf portion of it! {the pouty pic in the hoodie made me giggle! oh-so-cute!}Thanks for sharing!

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  32. You must have used jersey or t-shirt for the strips of color so they don't fray?

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  33. Yep! The whole thing is made from old t-shirts.

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  34. ADORABLE!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-winter-wonderland-t-shirt-dress-for-little-girls/2009/12/16/

    --Anne

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  35. I came across your blog today from U Create. I'm completely in love with this little dress, and can't wait to try one for my daughter. I spent about 30-40 minutes looking through your blog and found tons of great ideas...you're so incredibly talented! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas!

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  36. SO stinkin cute!!! If I had nothing else to make, I would definatly be doing this!! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. You are A.MAZ.ING! I love all of your tutorials!

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  38. I have to tell you: I have been reading in silence for quite a while now and I am sooooo amazed! And between you and my friend Karen, the enabler, I finally got talked into takeing my sewing to the next level.
    My husband -the other enabler in my live- got me a new sewing machine for Christmas (my old one had only one stitch!) and I will take some classes (to be able to do more then just a straight line)
    I am so excited and happy and a bit scared at the same time! I just had to share! Thanks for being such an inspiration!

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  39. Wow Disney! This is my favorite thing from blogland in a long time! You're a genius! I really really hope santa brings me a serger, you're making me want to dive into a big pile of knits lately.

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  40. how adorable....she looks like a little snowman!

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  41. That's adorable! Thank you for sharing such cute pictures, too. :)

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  42. Thanks for sharing! The dress is so cute!!

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  43. What an adorable dress and an adorable little girl. She is the perfect model, as cute as can be.

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  44. Adorable, sweet, and oh-so-perfect. I know what to attempt to make for my little cousin!

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  45. I. Love. It!!!!
    Really, what a talented woman yo are, and what a cutie daughter you have!!

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  46. This is so cute! I'm getting ready to have my first child at the age of 42, and it's a girl! I can't wait to make this for her! Glad I found your blog through craftgossip!

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  47. Oh Disney!! How cute!! The scarf is my favorite part!!

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  48. I LOVE this!! The appliqued scarf is SOO cute, and the ruffle skirt... you outdid yourself!!

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  49. super cute...great job! i might have to try one of these dresses soon!

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  50. Found you from U Create and love this idea! I've been looking for a diy dress that is practical for my 3mos old and this is ideal. Thanks & I can't wait to try it!!

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  51. Now that is just too darn sweet!

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  52. Super Cute Disney! But seriously...your daughter can still fit into a Gerber Onesie!?!?!? :)

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  53. The scarf is adorable! I love it.

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  54. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! Can't say that enough!

    I'm featuring it on my sidebar today!
    http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/

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  55. YOU.ARE.A.GENIOUS!

    I am totally making this for my daughter....after Christmas, that is ;)

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  56. This is so cute! And it looks like even a sewing klutz (such as myself) could make it. Now I just need the little girl to wear it!

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  57. oh i love this dress
    u r so talented !!
    merry christmas to u and your family

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  58. What a cutie pie you DD is in that awesome dress!!!!
    LOVE IT!!! Go and look for my owm version for my DD. Since this week we also have snow!!! Kids are enjoying it!

    love from the snowy netherlands!

    miranda

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  59. Parabéns!
    Lindas artes!
    Rita - São Paulo/Brazil

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  60. Your daughter is absolutely ADORABLE in this dress!!!! You ROCK!!

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  61. Holy smokes this is cute! As soon as I get all of my Christmas done, this is going to be my next project! Love it! -Kelsee

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  62. Love this! Thanks again! I posted my version on my blog and linked it back here: http://sunshinemamasite.blogspot.com/2009/12/merry-christmas-and-more-holiday.html

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  63. What a great resource!

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  64. I have those gloves! Very cute. (I'm twenty but they're still cute)

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  65. I've been eyeballing this tutorial since last year! Finally had time to pull it together, and linked back to you at:

    http://bluebirdandtheboy.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-can-do.html

    Thank you! Merry Christmas!

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  66. I made a valentine's version of this dress for my little girl and i am thrilled with how it came out. Thanks for your wonderful blog, I wouldn't have had the courage to do it otherwise!

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