Thursday, July 1, 2010

Denim Crocheted Doily Dress

I have had this idea (and the dress!) for months, and finally had time to lay everything out and start sewing. I found these pretty colored doilies on Etsy.

I layered the doilies in different sizes and colors and then pinned them where I wanted them to go.

I hand-stitched each one all around the edges and within the doily, too, to hopefully prevent fraying and catching on things. (I definitely plan on handwashing.)

I used an off-white thread on each one (tiny stitches) so I didn't have to come up with so many different colors of thread and the stitches don't even show.

I love how the edges of the doilies are free to move. My little one has already gotten several compliments!