Crafts, Design, DIY, Sewing

Whatcha Craftin’ ~ Completely Pleated Dress

I am SO excited about this post!! I haven’t been doing any really big sewing projects. I should be, but I’m just not motivated… although I did finish 2 Christmas presents last week for my nephews.

Anyway, I was on facebook on Thursday last week and saw the one of the pattern shops that I follow needed testers for a cute little dress. I thought about it for a second and then signed up to make a size 5-6 dress. I know what you’re thinking, why would I want to make a dress for a girl I don’t have AND when I have a ton of other sewing and craft projects I need to finish for Christmas presents??!! Yeah, I’m a little weird. Procrastinator is one word for it… I also think I get bored with making stuff I’m supposed to be making! It’s a problem I have. Hopefully I’ll get over it some day.

As you know I posted last Friday for some fabric pattern help. Thanks for the feedback you gave me! It helped a lot! I did actually make up my mind on my own:) Well, ok, not entirely, I picked out what I liked and asked my hubs what he thought. He actually like the choice I thought would look good. That surprised me!! He’s a very plain guy. He doesn’t like big bold patterns like I do.

I guess I should get on with this post and show you what I ended up making:


What do you think??!! I’m in LOVE with it!! I think it turned out so great! Not to toot my own horn, but I’m really surprised about how well I did! I didn’t think it was going to be a hard pattern to make, but it was really so much easier than I thought!!


I asked our good friend from our ward if her youngest daughter could model it for me.



I LOVED this picture! She did this all on her own and it was the cutest thing!!

These were the other two favorites of mine that didn’t win the battle:



I was going to do this one, but I didn’t have enough of the flower fabric to finish the dress!:P Don’t you hate when that happens?!!

Now I am off to put this cute dress in my Etsy shop. If you would like to purchase it and live in Idaho Falls, I’ll give you a coupon for free shipping and maybe an even better deal on it:) Also, I’m thinking I’ll put up a custom order listing for this dress too.

I’m taking more pictures of another girl in it later today so I might come back and post more. I’ll keep you updated!

Thanks for stopping by!!

4 thoughts on “Whatcha Craftin’ ~ Completely Pleated Dress

  1. This is adorable – I love all the pleats! I need to make a couple of dresses for my 1 & 4 year old, but I just haven’t been inspired. Now I’m digging through my fabric stash to see what will work. Thanks for the motivation!

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