Saturday, February 16, 2013

Crossover and Ruffles

This year I have been trying to stay ahead of the seasons in my sewing for the children. The first thing so far I have made for hot weather is a Crossover Ruffle dress for Sweet pea. I made this a while ago, as in before my serger was "fixed" by my now 9 year old little boy, but that's another story....

This is a very simple dress to sew and the ruffles add that bit a girly girl to her dresses that we both love. This is a McCall's pattern that I have had for a few years now, one of the first patterns that I ever bought for Sweet pea. She is now in the largest size and will be too old for the ruffles bum so I will enjoy this last year of that. : )
The fabric is Nicey Jane, a favorite of mine. The ruffles are very simple to make too. I used my serger and made a narrow rolled hem. I sure do miss my serger friend. sniff, sniff

Another great thing about this pattern is that as she gets taller it will fit great as top too. Her dress from two years ago looks great as top now. I do love clothes that fit for several years.
Here is the back of the dress when she is playing....

and the back when she is showing off her ruffles and being silly. I do love toddlers!

I have herd that 3 year olds are so much fun taking pictures. This is the other pictures I took that she didn't quit smile as she would. Her posing for her picture to be taking. hehehe Too much fun!

Happy Sewing!


  1. The dress is really cute, but that happy little face ...... she's so sweet! Love the wink shot.

  2. Love the dress (those type of tops are one of my favourite too), love the fabric, and love that happy little sweet pea!

  3. So cute! I love these kind of tops, and the ruffles just make it so much cuter!


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