Keyhole Toddler Dress

Hi Everyone! I’m being featured over at Ladybird Ln today. Have you heard about Carlee’s Pillow Fight for a cause? If not, you really should check it out, or just head over and link up to her party!

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Oh, and be sure to wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


Awhile back I was in a mopey kinda mood visiting all my favorite blogs and wondering (outloud)

“Why do all these women have such wonderful ideas and make this cute stuff all the time, while my blog looks like crap!?”

Out of nowhere Ant responds with…

“Well you have a degree in Fashion Design, a book case full of fabric, and a mini model. Just go sew something! I know you’ve been putting things off because of the moves, but you might as well get started. We’ll be here for at least a year. Promise.”

I promise I did not match them on purpose!

Now Ant isn’t a really big talker, and his most common response is “I don’t know”. So it is extremely rare for him to tell me exactly what I need to hear, but that’s just what he did. His words kicked me out of my funk, and I started sewing and redesigning my blog. I began taking pride in what I was doing and making things worthy of my (too expensive) college education.

Trying to make up for my sulking and wasted time, I put as many “fancy” techniques into this dress as possible. We’ve got a keyhole, piping, french seams, a fully lined bodice, top stitching and buttons. (Button holes and I rarely get along so yes, they’re fancy too!) Is my pride radiating from your monitor yet?

I have a little bit of tweaking to do on the shoulder seams, but I hope to be able to share a tutorial (maybe even a sew along) for this before the end of the month. It all depends on how little miss feels about taking naps, but I’ve got my fingers crossed.

What do you do to make yourself feel better when you’re in a funk?

Thanks for Visiting and have a great Father’s Day!
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7 thoughts on “Keyhole Toddler Dress

  1. Hi there

    I found you through your feature on Ladybird Ln and I'm so glad I did. Good for you for getting motivated! Love this little green dress and I'm very impressed with all your fancy techniques! I'm following your blog now and I'm looking forward to coming back and reading more!

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. The dress is so cute.

    I laughed at the "we'll be here for at least a year" comment. We've been married for 4 and a half years and lived in 6 different homes in 4 different states =)

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