Hi everyone, Jess the Sewing Rabbit here from the Me Sew Crazy blog! I was so excited when Melissa asked if I would be a part of her Polka Dot Project, you see – I have admired her site for quite a while now. It’s hard not to love something that has Polka Dot in the title of it, right?
But me and polka dots, we have had a tough road. I have always loved this fabulous and fun print, but have had a hard time figuring out how to use them just right. Too many and the print swallows up any design it may have originally had, too few and its no longer polka dots – but rather just a few circles.
After many fabulous polka dotted sewing flops, we are finally starting to find our way. And as I was coming up with my handmade Spring Clothing Collection for the kids, I knew I wanted to incorporate a polka dot dress into it.
By adding concentrated hand-stamped polka dots along the bottom edge of the dress, it manages to break them up without overwhelming the dress. This is probably one of my favorite items from the entire collection, upcycled from an old men’s button down! It only cost me $2 – you can’t beat that! The tutorial for the dress on my blog today.
I thought I was done with the look when I completed the dress….but then I stumbled across this fabulous scrap at my local fabric store and knew I had to have it.
Making an interchangeable fabric headband is super easy. It will take you all of 5 minutes, I promise!!!
- 1/4 yard of fabric
- plastic headband
Super easy, and you can switch it out for any fabric at any time. Gotta love that! An easy headband you can whip up to match any outfit you may be wearing. Why do I love this so much? Because I can wear it too. HA
Thank you so much for having me here today Melissa, it has been so much fun following along with all of this Polka Dot goodness!
Thank you so much Jess! I love that headband I think I would make one for myself, make that daily ponytail of mine look a little more fancy!
Jess was one of the great sewing gals that I had the pleasure to meet at Alt Summit this year. I had a great time chatting with her and am so glad that we got the chance to meet. Hopefully our paths will cross again very soon in the future. Make sure you stop by Jess’s blog and say HELLO from me.