May 25, 2010

"Beachcomber" Dress Tutorial!

Good morning, everyone!
Well, I usually try to space out my guest posts as much as possible, but as the fates would have it, I'm doing two in a row this week! First the toy caterpillars for LuvintheMommyhood, and today, I am visiting Sachiko, of Tea Rose Home, sharing this tutorial that I came up with last week:


The "Beachcomber" Dress

Made entirely from white cotton jersey, with braided "rope" straps and belt.
Cute. Comfy. And SO easy to make!

It reminds me so much of the beach we used to visit all the time when I was a little girl.

So grab your sunscreen and strappy sandals, and head over HERE for the tutorial!

:o) I hope you enjoy it!

53 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! I have been wanting to make my little girls a new dress. I think I will make it out of terri cloth and use it as a beach cover-up. Soo cute!

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  2. Simple & beautiful. Not that I'm surprised. Gorgeous dress on a gorgeous little model.;)

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  3. This is too stinkin cute! I need to make one in my size, ha =) hope you have a great day!

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  4. Hi, i've been following your blog for sometimes, never dare to make anything :)
    buat I'll definetely going to try this one... thnak you
    -ira

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  5. I wanted to thank you for the celebrating mom book, I sent my mom to your site and showed her the memory you published. Also I had to read this how to twice. The second time I realized how easy. I can wait to hand dye some t-shirts and made tons of these. Thanks so much for all your inspiration. It is clear the gift you have been given, you are Blessed.

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  6. this dress is so lovely, and I happen to have some t-shirt around to do just that! :) thanks for the tutorial!

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  7. There are no words for how much I love this dress. My parents have a beach house, so the thought of my precious girl running around in this dress makes me so happy, I can't even tell you. Thank you for always being so generous, Disney!!!

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  8. Just darling! I love the white, I love the material, and of course the little model is precious too.

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  9. This is ADORABLE. I think I'll be making my daughter many of these!

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  10. You are totally awesome! I was just at the craft store yesterday picking out my trims for a new dress I'm making and I see some rope that was in the remnant bin, I think... hmm, this is cute, i can do something with it.! Now I have make Paige one, its a sign!!:)

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  11. Adorable!! I love t-shirt refashions so much!! I can't wait to try one.

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  12. So very cute. it reminds me of The Litte Mermaid, when Ariel has first taken her human form on the shore.

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  13. I enjoy it so so so so much!!! I enjoy everything you make, and also your pictures! Bellissimo!! See you soon, ciao! Lucia

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  14. I. WANT. ONE. FOR. MYSELF!...
    cute cute cute!

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  15. so adorable Thanks for sharing!

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  16. That is super darling! Maybe it's time I try my hand at knits!

    www.aestheticnest.com

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  17. oh Disney, it's gorgeous! I absolutely love it! So beautiful and simple. I want to go to the beach now.

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  18. Disney! It is so pretty! I may have to attempt this one!!! ;) I NEED a crafty project for sure!

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  19. Oh, your daughter is so gorgeous! She looks a lot like a little half-breed Eskimo. She has the same eyes as my daughter! :)

    I LOVE this dress. I'm whipping up two tonight. :)

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  20. I love it! it's going up on my sidebar as "what I'm lovin' right now"...great job!

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  21. Disney, thank you for your sweet comment on my sewing blog. You are very pretty (and cute) yourself.

    Tomorrow, Wednesday the 25th, I have a really fun post planned, kind of crazy. I know you'll like it; so I hope you'll stop by.

    And my daughter's Kimberly, Age 17, of What To Wear, www.w0wiloveit.blogspot.com, and Emily, Age 9, of Super Stitches, www.sewingsister.blogspot.com, have some really great posts coming out tomorrow as well. You may even want to feature Emily in your sidebar. And you'll probably want to make one for yourself.

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  23. Ahhhh - Disney! I love everything you do!

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  24. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  25. I love this dress and how simple yet versitile it is. I also LOOOVE the necklace ;)

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  26. I love it! I think I'll make one ... but as a romper! :)

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  27. Disney, I love this! I made a small (huge) goof when I started cutting and ended up cutting the bottom hem off the T. The serger saved the day! I just did a lettuce edge and made it even more ruffle-y. I did it on the top edge also...ruffle madness!!! I love the idea of tie dying also. So many great ideas!

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  28. What a cutie pie and boy do I wish I could wear those clothes again...guess I'll just have to wait for a grand-daughter. Found your blog through Roben-Marie and just wanted to say hello and tell you how great your blog is. Have a great week, fondly, Roberta

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  29. so cute. i need a girl, like, NOW.

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  30. Thank you for such a great tutorial. I have added the pattern (linking back to Tear Rose blog) on the new online sewing community: mysewingcircle.com Come join us and take a look: http://www.mysewingcircle.com/pattern/show/498

    I know people will love it!

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  31. Disney! this one is awesome. Your little girl is getting so big!

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  32. That is so cute Disney! I really love it. I can even picture an adult version. Now I just need a beach to go with it :).

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  33. I'm a new visitor to your blog and I just wanted to let you know how much I've been enjoying your posts and tutorials. Your daughter is adorable.

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  34. This dress is adorable! I tried out the tutorial yesterday and I had it done in no time.

    Rachel
    www.sewambitious.com

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  35. Love it Love it Love it. I have been wanting to make a white summer dress for my youngest, but just wanted something simple and fun. This totally fits the bill. Thanks so much for all your wonderful ideas

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  36. Ever since I've discovered your blog, I've been reading it regularly. I love your work and I've awarded you with "beautiful blog award". you can find it at http://just-chic.blogspot.com/2010/05/wow-i-feel-so-honored.html

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  37. This is great!! love it!! thanks

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  38. http://networkedblogs.com/4dW3N

    they use your pictures

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  39. So adorable. I grew up in Seattle. One of my first dates with my husband was to Ocean Shores. We spent a Fourth of July there after we were married. The only time I've ever ridden a moped. Thanks for the memories (I agree, beaches should be rocky and cold) and the dress.

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  40. I just love it!!! My girl needed a white shirt for her kindergarten graduation so I quickly made this into a shirt for her..you were right very quick and easy to make..The best part is I got a ton of white shirts from the dollar store awhile back that I have just been waiting to use..I love the fact that it only cost me $1. She absolutly LOVES it!! Thank you for the easy to follow tutorial for a beginner sewer like me!!! Now on to making four more for my other girls:)

    You can stop by and check out my pics of the shirt..kristiwest.blogspot.com

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  41. Ahh Disney this soo adorable!! You should make yourself a matching one!!

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  42. Oh how lovely! I made a dress similar to this, but adult-sized! Maybe I'll post a tutorial of it, if I can get some pictures!!

    If you're interested, keep an eye out for it (and my upcoming giveaway!) at

    http://rufflesandrosescrafts.blogspot.com/

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  43. I love this dress! I can't wait to make one for my daughter! :) And where did you get that cute necklace that Paige is wearing? It goes perfectly with that dress.

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  44. Just had to tell you I followed you over here from your guest post. I live in Ocean Shores, WA! We just moved here about a year ago. I love it so much. I even made the front page of the North Coast News last week with my beach combing find...a large glass float :) Love your blog, will definitely be following. You can probably find lots of beach pictures in my blog archives too! Nice to "meet" you!

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  45. I bought a 3 pack of tshirts this weekend (black, gray, and white) and made one for each of my girls =) I used ribbon as straps for two of them and left off the belt (they wouldn't wear it anyway LOL). They are so cute and they love them! They're shirts on my oldest two, but still awesome.

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  46. This looks so comfy! There needs to be a "Mommy" version to match! Please add this to my LINKY PARTY today! It is an awesome creation! (And I'm all in favor of a quick one at that!)
    http://www.seaminglysmitten.blogspot.com
    Jenny

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  47. wow this little dress is beautiful.. and so are the pictures!

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  48. I love the beachcomber dress, but I can't find the tutorial for it!! Where is the link, what am I missing?? Help me!

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  49. Multi: Sorry about that! Here's the link:

    http://tearosehome.blogspot.com/2010/05/guest-blogger-ruffles-and-stuff.html

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  50. I love this shirt! I linked you on my blog. Thank you for sharing.

    http://twolittlechickadees.blogspot.com/2010_07_01_archive.html

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