Wednesday, February 2, 2011

American Crafter and the Peek-a-Boo Valentine Dress

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.


 I think she looks so sweet and to me, it's a perfect Valentine's Day look.



  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!!!





6 comments:

  1. She look so cute.I used to sew things like that when my girls were litte.Its a shame we have gone away from dressing our little ones like that.

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  2. I agree! I love this look and wish I dressed her like this more often!

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  3. Looks like the things I put on my girls too! I LOVE the ruffle bottom on the dress. You cannot find "ruffle bottoms" for little girls anymore and they were always adorable under a dress. The big bow in the back is another thing you only find in pricey boutique dresses. Being a stay at home, homeschooling mother of four you never cease to impress me with your ability to decorate and create!!! This Valentine dress is so very sweet!!

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  4. Adorable! I love the entire looks and your daughter is so cute. Good Luck!

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  5. Too cute! I love the hands on the hips. Future supermodel right there!

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