Before I left on our trip, one of Mike's dress shirt's sleeves shrunk so instead of donating it to charity, I made a dress for our 20 month old granddaughter. I even made the little chick that fits snugly inside the egg shaped pocket.
I made grass along the hem out of soft mint fabric that I had from another project and then I added a little olive green hand stitched embroidery to the grass. I also added the same soft mint fabric to the sleeves. I kept hoping this dress would fit my granddaughter and when we arrived in Israel, her Mom tried it on her and yes, all the measuring her mother did actually worked and the dress fit my adorable little one.
I taught her that the chick says,
"Cheep cheep, I love you."
I was inspired by a contest that my nephew's wife, Catherine Griffith, was in called "Project Run and Play". After looking at what all the contests made, I googled a few sites and found a site out of Austria that make play things on the dresses and I really liked that idea. I LOVE DETAILS!
The best part of making this toddler dress was not having to make button holes...they were already there plus I used the bottom portion of the dress and didn't even have to hem it!
Check out more ideas at: http://www.projectrunplay.com/2013/04/week-three-it-all-in-details-and.html