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Friday, April 20, 2012

Strawberry Fields Forever!




A few weeks ago my daughter's preschool group was going to the strawberry fields for a tour!

Of course, me being me, I had to make her a new outfit for the occasion!


I started out with some beautiful fabric that reminded me of strawberries!
Polkadots of course.
I used my favorite pattern from Hadley Grace Designs, but wanted to do a paneled skirt like I had on my skirt/dress creation last year.


I decided to do my favorite french seams on the paneled skirt.
In case you haven't done them, they are super easy!
First, sew your fabric panels wrong sides together, 1/4 inch seam. 
This feels super wrong, but do it anyway.
Then turn the fabric over with the seam inside and sew a second seam at 3/8 inch,
encasing the first seam allowance, and leaving a finished seam with no raw edges.


I love how smooth they look, even better than serging!


And here's the finished skirt!


Add a rufflicious strawberry and we're ready!!


My little strawberry blossom!
I belong in the South.
Except for my extreme fear of hurricanes.


 The kids were excited to go on a wagon ride!


We got 15 minutes to eat as many strawberries as we could!!
It doesn't get much better than that.
Unless of course there was a chocolate fountain in the field.


Redder is Better!!


Lip Smackin' Good!


Happy Strawberry Season to you!


45 comments:

Shyanne said...

Super cute dress and what a fun thing to do with your kids. My little girl loves strawberries, she would have been beside herself! I have been curious about French seams, thanks for sharing.

Natalie K. said...

Sew cute!

Deana said...

That is the cutest little dress and the cutest little girl.......….I'd like to invite you to share this @CountryMommaCooks Saturday Link and Greet Party(now-Sunday)…..have a wonderful weekend:)

Lee said...

This is adorable. Wish I could sew. I have a To Do List post every Sunday with fun projects. I'm linking to this one on the 29th. Thanks for sharing!

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage said...

Super cute... and there really is no substitute for French seams!

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is a fantastic project! The dress is super cute. I would love it if you would consider sharing it at my Pinworthy Projects Link Party over at Just Us Four!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

Such a sweet dress!

Deana said...

Thanks so much for linking up @CountryMommaCooks....have a wonderful Sunday:)

Kimberly @ See Sew and Seedlings said...

That is just precious!!! I love it!! She's just darling too :)

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a beautiful dress...your daughter is so adorable. :) Megan

cricketscts said...

Very cute dress! I've got to attempt some clothes for my daughter - I usually just do curtains LOL

meijo's JOY said...

sweet sweet sweet!

Pam said...

This is just adorable! The scrumptious strawberry finishes it off beautifully!!! Gorgeous combination of polka dots. I would love for you to share this at our ongoing linky that's just for Girls' Dresses...
http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/01/threading-your-way-dresses-for-girls.html

Kim @ TatjanaGrace said...

What a fun dress...love the fabrics!

Cornerstone Confessions said...

Okay I am not one to sit down and sew often but this is cute! Love what you did. Now to see if my mother in law will make something like it for my girls....

Cherished Bliss said...

This is so cute! And such an adorable little model! : ) Thanks for sharing!

Our Delightful Home said...

I have not been to a strawberry patch in so long... You did an amazing job with the dress. I would love for you to link up to my Linky Party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/live-linky-party-11.html

Happy Strawberry Season!

Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Mimi said...

so cute!

Casey said...

Adorable! My daughter saw me looking at this dress and now she's begging me to make a strawberry dress for her! I'll have to go find some red fabric!

Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker said...

I LOVE that ruffly strawberry! What a clever embellishment!

Jill ~ Jillify It said...

Oh Wow! Such an adorable dress! Thanks so much for linking up at Jillify It!

Hope you have a fabulous week!

Jill
www.jillifyit.com

cheapcraftymama said...

SO adorable, I bet she loves it!! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It & Win It Wednesday @ www.cheapcraftymama.com (open now!).

Recipes We Love said...

Love, love, love the dress you made! Looks like you all had a good time!

Amber
www.recipeswelove.net

Valerie@Occasionally Crafty said...

So cute! I love the fabrics you chose, and that strawberry is the perfect embellishment!

Here from WW at Oopsey Daisey!

Valerie-
www.occasionallycrafty.blogspot.com

Marie said...

Such a sweet dress and great memories! Love the pictures, polka dot fabric and especially adore the rufflicious strawberry!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

Oh WOW!! She could not be any cuter. What a darling outfit. She is a very lucky lady to have a mom like you! :) Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

mrslauralynn said...

That is so cute! I love the strawberry so much, I going to have to include it a future project!!

Shantalle@lifestylesofthestayathomemom.com said...

Cutest dress ever AND those little faces are just edible ;)

Shannon said...

This turned out so cute!! Love the ric rac!!

Shannon@SewSweetCottage

Melissa @ Loving this {crazy} life! said...

Super cute! I'd love for you to pass by and link this up to my party.

Found you over at 36th Ave.

Tasha said...

So cute Jaime!!! That is beyond adorable!! She is such a cutie.

Olah Momma! said...

You are amazing! And your cutie pie looks super cute with that dress:)

Hopping by and following your twitter and Pinterest.

My latest posts:

crafting -- http://olahmomma.com/blog/game-called-math-improvised-math-flash-cards

recipe -- http://olahmomma.com/blog/sesame-garlic-spinach-stir-fry

Melanna said...

I died a little when I saw this dress. It's ADORABLE. I need to make one.
And thank you for showing me french seams. I've heard the word, but never knew what it meant. I'm going to have to try it. I'm pinning this!
Please come share with my readers. I've subjected them to many a cute little skirt or dress, but nothing quite like this! So cute! http://rhapsodyofcacophony.blogspot.ca/2012/04/pin-ed-it-made-it-party-0427.html

Katie @ Little Becky Homecky said...

This is just adorable!! I would love for you to link it up at Fantabulous Friday#10 going on now! Linking up enters you for a chance to win free ad space on my blog for the month of May! Hope you'll swing by for a visit!

http://www.littlebeckyhomecky.com/2012/04/fantabulous-friday10/

Renonda said...

I wish I could sew this well.

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

Adorable. As usual!! Love the strawberry theme =)

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Totally Perfect!!! I'd love to have you share at my party...it JUST opened!!!

http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2012/04/overflowing-with-creativity-19.html

XO, Aimee

Miriam@BeBookBound said...

Cutest little dress and cutest little lady ever! Great job!! :)

Taylor said...

Such a cute dress! I would love for you to share this with my "Unveil Your Genius" link party.
http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/04/unveil-your-genius-link-party-8.html

Happy Sunday!

Jenn said...

I love that you just whipped up a dress like it is as easy as making a cake!! Love your fabric choices.

Cari and Cortnee @ Two Sasters said...

LOVE!!!! And your little model is adorable!!

Mormishmom @ Funky PolkaDot Giraffe said...

So cute! I love the ruffly strawberry for sure!

Janet said...

That is so adorable!

ShirleyC said...

That is just simply delicious! She is adorable!

Zoe said...

Seriously so cute!! I love the french seams too- thanks for showing us how to do them. I featured this on Scout's Sweet Sundays! http://xstitchandcrafts.blogspot.com/2012/05/scouts-sweet-sundays.html

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