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The Ultimate Homemade Girls Dress

If you’ve been following along with my sewing lately you may have noticed an increase in garments popping up on my photo feed! Believe it or not, I actually started my sewing journey with garments and kind of stopped for a few years when quilts completely took over my life. My most recent make is this adorable Homemade Girls Dress!

homemade girls dress, geranium dress, art gallery fabrics

One of my goals for this year has been to increase my garment sewing so I did what I like to do: found amazing fabrics and killer patterns and dove right in! If you want to see some other garment projects I’ve done recently check out my Peplum Top or Molly Dress blog posts! This month, I switched things up a bit and made a little girl dress!

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Me Made May // Peplum Top

Have you heard of #MeMadeMay?

It’s the month of the year where sewists dedicate time to make clothing for themselves and to actually wear it, too! Check out #MeMadeMay2019 to see all the cool pieces people are whipping up and modeling for us!

While 99% of my sewing has to do with quilts, I thought I should use the month of May as a reason try something new! I actually grew up sewing garments and didn’t learn to quilt until college. Before quilting, I made shirts, dresses, handbags, and the like. My mom actually taught me some of the basics of garment sewing when I was in middle school, and then in high school (while all my friends were busy taking Physics or Calculus) I took a class called “Fashion Design” which was basically a beginner level sewing class!

I’ll be forever grateful for the sewing opportunities I had in my early years. Cultivating a love for fabric art & design, and getting myself comfortable with a sewing machine, were incredibly influential and pivotal in my life.

For this Me Made May, my challenge for myself was to make a nice summery tank top out of Rayon fabric. This is crazy to me since I have sewn with nothing but 100% cotton for the past 5-ish years! I chose the pattern Peppermint Peplum Top because it looked easy and I found it for free online. (Just google “Peppermint Mag Peplum top” to find the free PDFs!)

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