12 Feb 2012

Summer dress in February

{ longing for summer}

The weather here in Frankfurt has been absolutely freezing -10C during the day. Don’t get me wrong I like winter but not this type of city dry cold winter with no snow. So I was looking for an excuse, to put some summer thoughts in my mind and to make something summery.

I wanted to make a dress out of an old t-shirt for a while now; I just didn’t have the right fabrics, or a t-shirt which has been worn but still looks good. I stumbled upon a couple of lovely blogs ( links at the end of this post) full of gorgeous girls dresses which provided the inspiration…so here is my Saturday morning creation. Lovely Little Big Daughter is in love with her new dress…and so am I.

I didn’t really use an old t-shirt. I had none witch matched so I got a vest from H&M on the sale for 1 euro.

I love the big bow...it makes the dress ever so girlie...

Summery fabric...

Ruffles…so nice and not so hard to make...

Check out : How to make a t-shirt dress tutorial by Cool People Sew and Dress with ruffeled neckline tutorial by Two Giggle Boxes.

Stay warm and have a lovely Sunday!



  1. Just gorgeous, Irina!!! So very girlie with the big bow.

  2. very, very beatiful dress!
    To use the t-shirt is a great idea, I do the same =)

  3. I know what you mean about the weather, Irina!! Love the dress - such a shame the weather isn't warm enough for your little girl o wear it right now.

  4. Adorable dress! Very springlike!
    Great how blue and green go together harmoniously.

  5. I don't love winters :(
    I love spring, summer and fall :)

    I can't wait for spring to come, and wear dresses as colorful and pretty like this one. I can see why your daughter is in love with her new dress, it's so pretty!

    ps.: It's so nice that you want to place a grab button from my blog on yours, but I don't know how to make one :( , if you know maybe you can teach me how to make it :)

    Have a lovely Sunday.

  6. Lovely dress for a little big girl!

  7. Oh my. I LOVE this. If only I was any good at sewing! This may be the pattern that gets me motivated to practice. I'm pinning this and subscribing to your blog! :)

  8. This post made me giggle... H&M makes the best clothes for re-purposing :))) Just been doing the same thing with a t-shirt :) This little dress is so stylish - Love it, great job!! And now lets all hope for warmer days soon! -16 degrees near Vienna today! YIKES!

  9. Fabulous dress, I love the colours :)

  10. Nice dress shown above. As the summer started in many countries, people now buying clothes for summer. That's very good dress for summer.


  11. I have this on my list of projects to do. Love the top you found!

  12. Love this! We just posted our 2nd Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_16.html

  13. This is such a beautiful dress! We loved it to much that we featured it on our Facebook page!

  14. Hi Irina, I know you're taking a break, but just in case you check in, I've featured your Summer Dress today...

  15. Really cute! I love the bow and colors.

  16. What a cute summer dress

  17. print on the dress is so pretty, the colors look lovely too! :)

  18. I just made this dress, bow and all, for my granddaughter to wear to her birthday party. She loves it. Thank you.

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