Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What to Wear - Labor Day Inspired Dress

I have been wanting this cute dress I've seen on Pinterest for quite some time, but every time I go to the site, the dress is sold out or the site doesn't work! How frustrating!

I started looking at it closer and decided I could just make it instead! I made it exactly the same as this one, except shorter! Easy enough right?

Let's hope this doesn't happen!

First, I had to get the materials. I found a cute blue and white stripped tank top at Old Navy for only $4! This made cutting it in half justifiable. Then I went to Joann Fabrics and got 2 yards of red fabric for $8. This dress ended up costing me $12. You really can't beat that!

I'm going to wear it this weekend, so you will get to see it in action then. In the mean time, here are some shots of it in progress!

In other news, I made a new pin cushion! The dinky little pin cushion that came in a kit I got was just not cutting it anymore. It required two hands to get pins and if you sew, you can only imagine how frustrating that is! Isn't that the point of a pin cushion? A little place to store your pins that you can easily access while sewing.

So, my mom showed me a handy dandy and EASY way to make a new pin cushion! She even had some Ariel fabric for me to use! (I know, isn't she the best?! She knows me all too well)

Here is what you will need:

Just ball up the cotton and stuff into the silicone cupcake holder. Then drape the fabric square over the cotton and use a hot glue gun to glue the fabric to the cupcake holder and VOILA!


  1. SO CUTE! i love it and i CAN'T WAIT to see it on you!!!!!! you are so talented!

  2. Very cute, I can't wait to see the finished dressed.