Making Stuff: Tiered Dress for a Little Violinst

by This is Carrie on March 20, 2009

A late birthday gift for Princess’ long-distance BFF.

Top: Hacked up vintage doily
Tier One: Thrifted Pillowcase
Tier Two: Purchased fabric:
(when I saw the violins I knew I had to use it to make something for her.)
Tier Three: Purchased Fabric (loved the randomness)
Tier Four: Eyelet fabric from the stash.
(purchased years ago at my fave little fabric shop on 30th Ave in Astoria Queens–fitting that it’s going back home to Queens.)


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie March 20, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Oh, goodness, I am in love with that dress!

By the way, I have no idea how I found your blog, but I read/drool faithfully!


Zinone March 20, 2009 at 3:12 pm

OH wow!!! Someone named Phoebe will love it!!!!!!!! Awesome work as usual!


Dragon's Dolphin March 20, 2009 at 7:22 pm

So cute and the violin fabric is perfect for a violiist.


mommymae March 20, 2009 at 7:24 pm

this is lovely! i want one for me!


Dot March 20, 2009 at 9:20 pm

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that we linked to your monogramming instructions from last year, in a tutorial today on making a homemade fabric basket… Great instructions by the way.



Kage March 20, 2009 at 10:31 pm

Phoebe, mom and the american girl doll LOVE the new dresses.

I am becoming somewhat of a music clothes collector, and this is perfect for my collection!


Chelsey March 20, 2009 at 10:53 pm

So cute.


Brittany March 21, 2009 at 4:39 am

Oh, I love that fabric!


Bethany Heckman October 19, 2009 at 4:08 am

Cute dress! My mom used to have sheets like the fabric from the pillow case. I was suddenly transported to my childhood. I love that you have a 7 yr old. My daughter is 10 and I love the refashion idea but I'm not finding a lot of inspiration for older girls.


Lynn November 10, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Sweet dress and so thoughtful. I’m sure it will be a huge hit. Did your daughter get to help with the planning and sewing?
I too shop thrift stores for neat pieces to remake. I just finished a baby tote bag from a vintage chenille bedspread lined in flannel for a shower gift. My other recent score was a wild corduroy printed multi tiered skirt that became four little skirts for my 2,3,6 and 7 year old grandgirls.
Just discovered your site recently and very much enjoy your inspiring projects. Thanks for sharing your gift with all of us.


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