Yeah! I know we are going to have fun with today’s guest – Jen from iCandy Handmade! I have had the honor to have collaborated with Jen on a few occasions, and she is one of my favorite bloggers out there. Jen helps run the fabulous site iCandy Handmade with her good friend Autie (who is also fantastic might I add!). And she has the most incredible sense of fashion, with tutorials way ahead of the curve. I love her mix between clean cut lines and girlish whimsy. She also has a way with striped fabric that I L-O-V-E.
iCandy is so fantastic because it offers such a great range of projects. From Crafts and Home Decor to clothing tutorials, they does it all with flair! Naturally I am partial to her clothing tutorials, everything Jen and Autie touch turns to Pinterest Gold! And can you blame us? With photos and creations like theirs, it is hard not to Pin them!!!
I couldn’t wait to hear what Jen could possibly have up her sleeve as her New Years ReSewLution…I knew it would be good :).
Welcome Back Jen!
It was inspired by a JCrew kids tunic, though I did make changes. I had the lavendar fabric in my stash, and with some mustard broadcloth, made the “racer” bias trim and flower embellishment.
You could really do any sort of embellishment with this dress, so many possibilities would be cute. It would have come together quite quickly, but my fabric had a stretch that went all directions and boy was that tricky!
DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN HERE – Girls size 5.
- 1 yard knit fabric
- 1 yard bias trim
- fabric for embellishment
**You can make or buy bias tape. I wanted mine to be the same fabric as the embellishment, so I made mine. Super easy. Here is a great tutorial. **
**I used the easy method for putting in sleeves. Feel free to set them in if you wish.**
**Here is a tutorial on how to attach bias tape**
I chose to sew the flower down, even though I would have preferred a fluttery flower. I did this because of washing. I didn’t want to have to iron the flower every time the dress gets washed.
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Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…