Oh man I barely finished in time. The deadline for the LBB/Dharma Trading design challenge is
tomorrow today and I finally got a chance to sit down tonight last night and finish up my entry while I watched some Olympics. Unfortunately Ivy was fast asleep when I finished so I'm not going to have any action shots but here it is!
Presenting Ivy's Quiet Dress
All Ivy needs to keep her occupied these days is the buttons or zipper on my coat or a scarf to tie things up. Well coat season is coming to an end (thank goodness!) so why not make a spring dress that will keep a 2 year busy and be styling at the same time?
My sister had a sweatshirt with a zipper treeon it at Thanksgiving and I knew I had to use that idea somehow. I raided my mother in laws zipper stash to make a tree using 4 zippers that I cut to random lengths and sewed on the dress to make a tree. I cut some leaves out of green felt and stitched them on with some green thread.
I then cut some pink felt circles for flowers and cut slits for button holes. I sewed on a couple of pink buttons big enough for little fingers to have an easy time mastering her buttoning skills!
I knew I had to incorporate ties because Ivy loves to get things all tied up. She can spend a good 20 minutes fully concentrating on tying and untying my hands with a shoelace. I couldn't figure it out but then I realized that a bow would make some cute leaves! I love when the perfect finishing touch just hits you all of the sudden.
Who needs a quiet book when you have a quiet dress?! It is super cute and I'm so excited that I could make my idea work. Thanks Ashley for hosting this challenge and always pushing me to try something new!
Linking to DIY Day @ A Soft Place To Land
wow - It turned out even cuter than you described to me! She will absolutely love it.ReplyDelete
I absolutely love it. I could use 3 of those for Sundays. Im going to have to try and make one. Oh it's so clever.ReplyDelete
That is so cute! I wish I had a little girl again to do those fun sorta things.ReplyDelete
Excellent idea, thanks for sharing, and best of luck in the design challenge.ReplyDelete
Super Cute Jenn!!!ReplyDelete
Genius!! You are so amazing! Now you'd better go get a design patent on that ;)ReplyDelete
I had to see a closer picture of this one...it is by far my favorite one!!!ReplyDelete
The zipper tree is such a cute and unique idea. Love it!ReplyDelete
this is so stinkin cute!! it's like art on a dress, truly.ReplyDelete
This is just gorgeous!!!! That zipper tree is SO adorable!! I LOVE it!ReplyDelete
LOVE this!!!! I must replicate for my daughter- she too can be occupied for 20 mins or more with buttons or a zipper. :) So lovely!ReplyDelete
Adorable! Good luck in the challenge.ReplyDelete
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I can't believe how cute this is. I LOVE It. You are so creative Jenn. Great work!ReplyDelete