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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sewing a Spring Dress -- Butterick Pattern #4176 -- Crafty Weekends Review and Link Party

This link party is for crafts done by people of all ages!!
So on the Tuesday before St. Patrick's Day, Hazel school sent home the message that Thursday would be green day. The kids could wear something green instead of their uniforms. Hazel of course wanted to but she doesn't have green clothes. I spent Wednesday afternoon before I picked her up and after I worked looking for something cheap and green, but unfortunately I did not find anything. I decided to make her a green spring dress from a really easy pattern I have used before, Butterick B4176.

https://butterick.mccall.com/b4176

Back in 2011 I made Hazel two dresses from the same pattern for smaller girls and she loved those dresses. 
http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2011/08/new-dresses.html

http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2011/08/new-dresses.html

http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2011/08/new-dresses.html

They were among her favorites. (And I must admit I always loved her in them.) When Butterick Patterns went on sale at Joann Fabrics I picked up the next size of this dress since it is a quick and easy pattern and a comfortable dress. I had some green fabric with daisies and ladybugs and used that. She loves the fabric and could not wait to see the dress. Since I did not have the right color of single fold binding I quickly ran to Joann Fabrics and bought some as well as the cute daisy buttons. Her dress was made in one night and I got a pretty decent night's sleep (went to bed at 11). 
Plus it is big so she can wear it next year as well. I won't have to run around looking for something green!! 

I also have to share her finished Easter dress. You may remember I reviewed Girls Style Book a couple of weeks ago as I was working on this dress. Here she is all dressed up for church. She decided to use only one of the flowers on the belt. I think it was a good choice.




Thank you to everyone who shared with us at last week's party!!  I hope you will check them all out and remember it is just a sampling of the amazing crafts shared. 

Also remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! For any cultural related posts (diversity and/or multicultural as well) be sure to share at the month long Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop. A new Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop just started this morning! Here is a sampling of features from last week's party! This week's features are in these categories: Sewing Crafts, Outdoor Fun Crafts, Spring Decor Crafts and Printables & Painting Crafts.




Sewing Crafts



1) From Flamingo Toes: Vintage Kitchen Dresden Potholders

2) From Nap Time Creations: Easter Peeps Bunny Bags

3) From  Nap Time Creations: Girls Easy Zipper Dress Free Pattern


4) From Joy's Jots, Shots, & Whatnots: Free One Piece Pattern for Reversible Doll Top or Jacket

Outdoor Fun Crafts



1) From  Dreaming in Color: Outside Decor and Garden Art

2) From  Living La Vida Holoka: Maker's Mix-Up DIY Stamped Clay Garden Markers
 
3) From Jewelry Making Journal: Enchanted Bubble Wands Tutorial


Spring Decor Crafts


1) From Living La Vida Holaka: DIY Moss Covered Butterfly Easter Egg

2) From Simply Darr{ling}: DIY Spring Yarn Wreath

3) From Jennifer Perkins: Easter Egg Diorama Too Cute Not to Make

4) From The Scrap Shoppe Blog: Floral Acrylic Monogram


Printables & Painting Crafts



1) From Life Anchored: Thanks a Latte Appreciation Gift

2) From Clean and Scentsible: Free Spring Printables & Vignette

3) From Thistlewood Farms: DIY Ombre Hexagon Wall

4) From  Paper Crafting Ideas: Work of Art Simple Handmade Thank You Cards

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!





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 Please share family friendly crafts here. Just crafts and/or patterns--no recipes, lessons, etc. You can share craft product reviews as well. By linking up here you are giving me permission to share your links and to pin your links. Please follow my Crafty Weekends Feature Pinterest Board to see all the features from these fun link parties!