Thursday, 13 March 2014

The Fairweather Dress (Think Ruffles Blog Hop!)

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Think Ruffles blog hop!

I must confess ruffles and I don't usually spend a lot of time together, in fact the only other thing I've ever put a ruffle on was Ruby's ruffle T-shirt a couple of years ago.  But all that changed a few days ago when I put a ruffle on something else:


This is the Fairweather Dress, which got its name from the fact that, dependent on the weather, we were thinking of going to a local fair on the morning I made it.  I didn't make it to the fair because I was too busy making this dress.



It is made from my favourite vintage sheet, I thought the scale of the lovely little roses was perfect for a dress for a small person.  The ruffle is made using a scrap from binding my sister's placemats, with a scrap piece of ribbon sewn on top, so I'm counting this as project 28 of Scraps 101.  For inspiration on other vintage sheet upcycling projects, check out my Upcycled Vintage Sheets Pinterest board.


As Ruby (for whom it was made) refuses to wear it, there are no action shots of her wearing it.  Thankfully Pepper-Mae did want to wear it (if only for a nanosecond before demanding it be taken off).   It'll fit Pepper-Mae perfectly next summer, although I may add straps to it.



Now that you've taken a peak at this little beauty, why not pop over and visit some of the other bloggers who are sharing their ruffles today?  You can view the whole Think Ruffles schedule on Amy's blog.

mila+cuatro (That's me!)

Also linking up to:
Sew Cute Tuesday

56 comments:

  1. So cute and so funny about Ruby not wanting to wear it :) my daughter won't leave me along at the machine while making something for her and then when it's done, she doesn't want to put it on, grr..

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  2. What a sweet dress! I love that you recycled a vintage sheet, seems to be a popular thing to do now. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Sew Adorable. It's very cool to that you recyled the sheet.. Amazing!!

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  4. What a cute dress! A great idea to upcycle a sheet!! I bought fabric (on 1/2 price) to hopefully back a t-shirt quilt for my adult daughter. She wants me to make a quilt from her sorority t-shirts. I made a hint for sashing and she said NO! She wants gray and can't decide on one gray, let alone two. I want to add some spice to it and she wants it plain, plain, plain. So, the backing may not suit her either. Thanks for participating and I just adore the dress.

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  5. its so sweet - the vintage sheet is perfect and so pretty. Why on earth would Ruby not want to wear it?!! Kids eh!

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  6. Sweet dress, good idea to recycle vintage fabric.

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  7. What a cute little dress. Love your use of sheets.

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  8. Such a great vintage feel!! Love the ruffle pocket.

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  9. vintage fabric, ruffled pocket, cute model….yep you ruffled us all lol

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  10. Adorable dress! love those blue flowers.

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  11. At first I was jealous because I thought you were that tiny. That wasn't nice of me I know, however I feel better seeing Pepper-Mae modeling it. She will look adorable wearing it next summer. You will have to give us another recap then.

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  12. I'm following you on face book and friends connect. You have shared some really cute things.

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  13. How cute is this! I love the fact that you upcycled it all! blessings, marlene

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  14. Cute upcycled dress. I like it even if Ruby doesn't. Maybe she'll change her mind but probably not. Kids have a mind of their own.

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  15. That little dress is adorable. It looks so cute on her!

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  16. I love that vintage sheet dress...beautiful!

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  17. I so feel your pain when it comes to kids who refuse to wear things! The dress is adorable, and kids...well, they have their own personalities! ;-)

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  18. Your Fairweather dress is adorable! The pocket ruffle and lace trim was the perfect touch! Very cute!
    xo jan

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  19. What a sweet little dress! Hopefully, you can get your little one to wear it! It is adorable!

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  20. What a precious little dress and a GREAT way to re-use a vintage sheet. Too cute! :)

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  21. That is just adorable. Perfect little fai weather dress for a special girl.

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  22. Your ruffle is lovely! From one non-ruffly gal to another.

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  23. Your ruffle is lovely! From one non-ruffly gal to another.

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  24. That's a sweet little dress. Vintage fabric is so lovely.

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  25. That is so beautiful. I love the way you used the vintage sheet!

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  26. The dots and the vintage sheet paired nicely. So sweet!

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  27. So cute!! I love vintage sheets... That's a lovely one :)

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  28. What a charming simple dress. Don't understand why Ruby didn't want to put it on. Looks a little big for Pepper-Mae. Maybe you can do some reverse psychology and tell Ruby that she can't have the dress because it is going to belong to her sister. Then make another something for her sister, and so on. Who knows the mind of a child? A wondrous thing.

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  29. A little ruffley work on a little girl's dress is just the ticket! Sweet.

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  30. Cute lil' warm weather dress...I would add straps too...easier for active lil' girls to navigate around. Hope she loves it by time it fits her....& then Ruby will want one too!! lol

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  31. Super cute! And summery -- which, after yesterday's snow, feels like something I will never see again, lol.

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  32. Perfect dress to add ruffles,so sweet. Well done.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  33. Such a cute little dress and the ruffled pocket just makes it sew happy. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

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  34. Just to let you know Google is NOT letting me follow any blogs today. I will try to do so tomorrow.

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  35. The addition of the ruffle on the pocket just adds the perfect touch to the cute little dress. I enjoyed visiting your blog today and I am so glad you joined this fun hop.

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  36. That's a sweet little dress!

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  37. Cute little dress on a little barefoot cutie! Sorry that neither of the girls wanted to wear it after all your efforts.

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  38. What a sweet little dress! Isn't that the way it goes. You make something super cute and then your little one won't wear it. Still adorable!!

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  39. What cute model for a cute dress. Thanks for sharing

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  40. Your model is so cute. Very sweet little dress out of a sheet, no less. Great up cycled project.

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  41. Love a good recycled project:)

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  42. Absolutely darling! Very creative!

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  43. Cute dress…love how you repurposed that vintage sheet! Thanks for sharing :)

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  44. What a cute idea. Hope the dress gets a chance to be worn soon.

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  45. Very cute and very creative. Thanks for sharing

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  46. This is a really cute little dress, and a great way to upcycle a vintage sheet. Love it!

    Thanks for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday! I'd love for you to grab a button or add a text link to your post!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  47. The ruffle on the pocket just made the dress!

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  48. Very cute Sarah -- I love the dress AND the ruffle... Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Wow, that is so adorable! The ruffle just makes it perfect. Well done.

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