Thursday, June 03, 2010

if i had a baby girl..

she would be wearing this...


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it's a dress made out of vintage hanker chiefs.

it could also be worn as a shirt for a baby around 6 to 9 months i would say.

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this dress is making me think i need a baby girl and fast!

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it has snaps on one shoulder so it is easy to slip your little darling in and out.

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it's is also reversible.
what the heck is my deal with making things reversible?!

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you need to make one of these.

so so easy!

just 3 teenie tiny sewn seams.

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sew just one shoulder seam about 2 1/2" in.

then sew side seam 3'' below the shoulder on both side seams.

you can do this!

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the shoulder seam you left unsewn.

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then you are done!

sorry i have been gone so long.

this morning my house was clean and the kids were asleep so i decided to just go for it!

i think i just needed a little break from blogging but i am back baby!



44 comments:

SMT Family said...

Adorable! I think my baby girl needs one of these asap. You are brilliant!

Time to go to the store for handkerchief...

Swain Family said...

where did you get your cute handkerchiefs?

Kari @ Ucreate said...

Such a simple but stinkin' cute idea!!

Chanté said...

Will you be selling these in your shop? How much would you charge? I can't sew AT ALL. Although it does look easy...I just don't think I could do it! Plus, I wouldn't know where to get the handkerchiefs.

Hana said...

Now I know what to do with my little hankies that I've had hangin around. Unfortunately my little girls aren't quite small enough to wear it anymore :( my baby turned 2. Great idea though!!

Abby said...

You make me crazy.

In a good way.

And yes, I think you need a baby girl, too.

;)

Love ya, lady.

Joanne said...

Very cute! Love the use of hankies!

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

Those are darling!!!!!!

Ashley J Houck said...

so cute & creative. can't wait to come back for more!

come check me out!
Ashley
www.rahouck.blogspot.com
{The Appraiser's Wife}

Elise said...

A friend just sent me this link. I am having another little girl in two months-this will be perfect for her!!
Thanks for the tutorial!!
Elise

Andrews Family said...

There were a lot of "babies" in that post...do you have an announcement??? he he... just had to ask! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it...I wish Tia were little again. Hopefully we'll have another girl someday so I can make one for her. Where did you find the handkerchiefs?

Amber said...

I'm having a baby girl within the next two weeks. Think I'll have to give this a shot! Of course, first I have to find some handkerchiefs.

Rafahi Family said...

You are tempting me Tanya! :-) Thanks for giving me another great idea to make for this little girl coming soon. :-)

Emily said...

OK People...its even CUTER in person!!

Great job Tan. Proud of ya.

Christie said...

This is very very cute! My baby is a large 19 month old though, so I might have to wait till the next one. I'd LOVE to see it on a baby though! Hurry and have one:). Thanks for sharing!

Tanya said...

hey everyone! just answering a question that a lot of you are wondering. i get my hankies at antique stores. they sell them for around $2.

RaeAnn said...

hey, what do you know??? I have a baby girl! just sayin; if you ever need a model, you let us know.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

This is adorable. I love it! I will feature it tomorrow at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

SewSweetStitches said...

Eeek this is so cute! My little girl is 3, but maybe it would still make a cute shirt?

Bessie said...

Love it, i'm going to have to find someone to make one for!

saffiertje said...

So cute! But... my girls babydolls will fit in also great!
thanx for the idea!

Emsamum said...

my favorite new blog, hands down. I am so inspired!

Emsamum said...

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PamH said...

Ugh! I JUST went antiquing last week and wanted to buy some handkerchiefs but couldn't think of something to do with them!! And I'm even pregnant! Lol! Thanks!

casserole said...

This is sooooo cute!!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-vintage-hankie-dress-or-shirt-for-baby-girls/2010/06/06/

--Anne

Amber said...

Oh, I wish SOOOO much I could cram myself into a handkerchief, because this is unbelievably cute!! What a fantastic idea.

I'm doing a dress giveaway on my blog and also have lots of tutorials - check it out if you're interested at http://rufflesandrosescrafts.blogspot.com/ !

Playing Sublimely said...

Alright, thats it...I'm having another stinkin baby girl so that she can wear that dress :). Love it!
Amy

Laura said...

This is adorable!!

I am hosting a giveaway and I'd love it if you stopped by!

Laura @ along for the ride

Ela@lifeinmypjs.com said...

Would love it if you would join me for my 2nd linky party tonight!!

http://lifeinmypjs.blogspot.com/2010/06/pajama-party-2.html

~Ela

Hideaway Girl said...

Super CUTE! Looks like it would also work as a shirt for a toddler girl (got one of those). I aam just smitten with vintage linens so these hankies are right up my alley.

HoustonCrafter said...

Cool, another use for vintage hankies and napkins!

NestBliss said...

oh my gosh I do have a baby girl - and soon two I can't wait to make this!!

the longmores said...

Hi,
I was wondering if you could tell me the dimensions of your hankerchief. I would like to make one for me, and would like to know how to enlarge it.

Heather Bredimus said...

Hi! I found your blog off of Today's Creative Blog! I love your craft! And I too, wish I had a little girl to dress up, but God blessed me with twin boys! I just signed up to be your 1203rd follower! Woo hoo! I hope you stop by my new blog. I just started it 2 months ago and would love new friends! Please come see me at www.modernfamilymagazine.com

-Heather-

Monica said...

This is gorgeous! So happy I found your blog!

Chris said...

I'm so happy I found your blog. I was able to learn a project fit for my little girl. She loves cute dresses so much. She also loves 18 in doll clothes. Why? She just receive a Christmas present which is a nice 18 inch doll. Clothes and accessories of the doll are the things she's been telling me to buy.

Thanks for sharing!

BETH REMILLARD said...

I made this last night with some really cute bandanas for my neice and it is absolutely adorable!!

Jennifer said...

I'm pregnant with a baby girl due in July. This would be perfect! Do you have a good online source for the hankies? Thanks!

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samantha carmona said...

Are the pictures from the tutorial posted else where? Would really love to try this one for my daughter who is 6 months.

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