In the last few weeks I’ve completed 5 dresses for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes I will make this year. I am getting into a rhythm; my fourth and fifth were completed in only one day!
When I first started thinking of making dresses, I made a Pinterest board with ideas. You can check that board out here.
I’m first digging into my fabric stash and using half yard pieces of fabric that I purchased for doll dresses, but are too large in scale for the little dolls. I can piece two 1/2 yard cuts together and make a dress. Then, I can use scraps to make the pocket, shoulder strap ties, and bias armhole binding.
As I write this I am inspired and thinking of Eva, the 101 year-old gorgeous lady who sews dresses for these shoeboxes; she makes 3!!! a day. I saw her video last year and her story has stuck with me all these months later. Would you believe almost 10 million people have watched her video! She must have inspired so many. Now that’s the way to do things! Way to go, Eva!
I’ve included a tutorial for the dresses I’m making under the tutorial tab at the top of this page.
On a different note, I want to show you this beautiful sunrise from a couple of weeks ago! The colors in the sky took my breath away.
Have a great week, my friends. If you make any dresses, I’d love to see them.