Remember the Little Debbie dress I made for Corinne earlier this month? Well, I’m back with another one, this time for my big girl, Ellery.
This is the Debbie’s Birthday Dress pattern from Suz of Sewpony.
I tested this pattern in the 18 month size, but I was really looking forward to sewing one up for my 5 year old! I made a size 6 and I think It’s pretty right on.
I love this little pattern. I really do.
I love how different this version is from Coco’s vintage-y one.
I love that it’s got a sort of Fall-Mod thing going.
But I think what I love most about it, is that it used to be my dress!
A shapeless shift dress that I wore a small handful of times, but has sat in my closet for almost 5 years.
I made a couple of modifications to the pattern: I chose to cut my front piece on the fold to keep the print intact. Also, since this fabric is very thin, I fully lined it, using the original lining from the old dress. That’s not hard to figure out at all, the pattern has a bodice lining already… I just extended it all the way the length of the dress.
Suz is offering up a free copy of the pattern to one of you sweet readers! Just leave me a comment here and I’ll randomly pick a winner next week.
:::Giveaway is open to all and will run until Tuesday at midnight EST.:::
giveaway is now closed! congrats to Michelle 🙂
27 thoughts on “Another Debbie + A Giveaway”
ooh, i love it! it is so satisfying to make clothes for your kids out of your own clothes. it suits the little debbie well!
oh man that is gorgeous! I would love to be able to make it.
Another great upcycle! We gungie girls sure know how to avoid spending money! Always loved the print on that dress!
I think I would make an entire wardrobe full of these for my daughter (lord knows I have the fabric stash for it!)
I love what you did! Looks totally mod 🙂
Love, love, love. I love how your old dress has become an age appropriate garment for your daughter. Excellent Job and I am totally in love with the print.
Love that fabric! I can’t believe you made it from that shift dress! What a great way to make use of something that was being used!
I love the fabric! Such an adorable dress!
That fabric is fantastic! I feel motivated to comb my closet for something I can re-make for my girls.
I love the fabric that you used and I think that the simplicity of the pattern allows the fabric to shine. I sew for my niece all the time so I hope I win.
That is adorable! 🙂
The colours! The print! Love all of it. It works so well with the simple design and looks lovely on your daughter.
Gorgeous Erin! The print looks great!!
It must be giveaway week…I’m giving away a pattern I tested out also! I’d love to win this pattern by Suz! I love the print on this dress! And that jumping picture just makes me smile!
I’m sort of bummed that you made it out of your old dress, because I can’t get that fabric anywhere. And that fabric is awesome!!
I wish I had a dress with such great colors to upcycle!
Love the print, love the button, love the dress design! I have some maternity dresses that I no longer require that I could use to upcycle, thanks for the inspiration!
Perfect! Don’t you love a good upcycle!
Wonderful upcycle. Love the fabric!
Ooo… lovely giveaway! And a lovely autumnal make!
I love your fabric choice! Looks like an easy, fun pattern.
i love this! i thought i had already commented on it, actually! it is so great. i love how simple the lines are, which really showcases the fabric. perfection!
I was hoping you were going to mention the fabric name, then I read “used to be my dress.” Great upcycle! Love the retro, fall-feel of the fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!
What a great little dress 🙂 A new dress that costs nothing? How cool is that 🙂 Love the colours 🙂
Love this fabric and dress! And how awesome is that feeling when you’ve up cycled something and it comes out so great 🙂 just lovely!
I feel like I already commented on this adorable dress but maybe not! I have this pattern and I love your version! Such a fun print and I love that you used an old dress. So fun!
This fabric is really stunning! It gives the original dress such a different style. I love it!