Saturday, May 28, 2011

Operation Emma Needs Some New Dresses: It's a Hoot Dress

FINALLY!  I got this dress done!  I don't really have any good reasons as to why this dress seemed to take forever to make.  It was just one of those doomed projects.  Do you ever have one of those?  You know, you buy fabric you think is awesome and you know you want to make some kind of a line style dress with it, but then it is all down hill from there.  You bought a zipper for it that you can't find.  You can't decide what fabric to use for the yoke.  You have never done a zipper before.... It has happened to you right?
I have to say I do like the end result.  When I finally finished it my model was not very happy about the idea of taking pictures.  I think if we had been in court I would have been able to have it go on record that she was a hostile witness.  :)


I didn't originally envision it with capris (Emma insisted on wearing them), but I think it is a good look.

 Originally I was going to do the yoke in the same fabric as the dress, but then I decided to go with somethign a little different.  I also used blue thread.  I love the pop of color.  (because this dress really needed a pop of color.)

Did I mention this dress was my first zipper.   I don't know why I was afraid if zippers all this time.  I probaly did it wrong, but I think it looks good AND it closes the dress in the back so I am happy with it.




other dresses in this series.  The Easter Dress
                                           The Sunshine Dress

17 comments:

  1. Great looking dress. Thanks for sharing. Love the colors! Was this from a free pattern or a bought pattern?

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  2. This dress is so beautiful! I love the fabric and the design. Awesome job!

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  3. That's the first time I've seen It's a Hoot in a dress and it's just lovely, perfect for a little girl! You did a great job on it :-)

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  4. Oh my gosh - the look on her face is priceless! What a cute dress...and I agree that the capris give it a good look!

    I'm a new follower via GFC. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

    Katrina
    They All Call Me Mom

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  5. Hi! Following you from the Sunday blog hop! I Hope you visit my Cajun blog and return the follow!
    - Jessica @ http://cajunlicious.com

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  6. You are such an amazing seamstress... I'm really so jealous. What a beauty.

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  7. Cute Blog! Happy Sunday! I would love for you to stop by and check out my blog as well! If you like it you can follow back! Thanks! Hope to blog with you again soon!

    Http://heavenlysavings.blogspot.com

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  8. I love It's a Hoot as a dress. Super Cute!

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  9. New public follower here from Say Hi Sunday. Nice blog. Cute dress. I love the colors. I would appreciate you following back http://talesfrommyjournal.blogspot.com I would also appreciate if you would like me in facebook http://www.facebook.com/DeniseMartin.LillaRose and in twitter @DeniseLillaRose. I always follow back. Just leave me a note so I know you stopped by.

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  10. That dress is beautiful! I LOVE it. The fabric is gorgeous! You did an amazing job. And I think it's hilarious that your daughter was not so cooperative...isn't that just always the way? When we want them to smile, it's the last thing they want to do :)

    Visiting from Sew Chatty!

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  11. It's so colorful! Good job tackling your zipper fears.

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  12. Laura - this dress is so colorful and adorable! I wish I had one for my daughter. I found you over at TT&J (we're neighbors). I host a weekly linky party every Saturday - I would love it of you would come link up sometime!

    - Jenn @ Social Salutations

    http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2011/06/saturday-social-week-2.html

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  13. This is DARLING!! Where did you get your fabric?

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  14. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/any-link-goes-party-running-now-summer.html

    Come strut your stuff.

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