I am so excited to share that I was picked to be a contestant on American Crafter! The theme for round 1 is Valentine's Day.
I was anxious to get started when I found out the theme. As a Mom of 4 it's sometimes hard to get out to the craft store when ever you need to, (as I'm sure many of you know) so I decided I would create my craft from the supplies I already had on hand.
I knew I wanted to make a Valentine's dress for my daughter. I had a vision in mind but I am not a pattern maker and the only pattern I had on hand in my daughter's size was a Raggedy Ann costume. I figured I could alter it enough to my liking.
I love the way it turned out, even cuter than I had originally planned. I changed the collar, shortened the sleeves and added cute ruffles to the back of the dress.
I pinned the pinafore back with buttons so the ruffles would peek through. I hand embroidered the word "love", and crocheted a heart and added cute buttons as an embellishment.
I also crocheted a heart and flower to add to a hairband.
It was a lot of fun creating this dress and I am SO happy with the way it turned out!! Head on over to Nap Time Crafters and vote for your favorite American Crafter!!! Voting Starts Friday!!!