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Valentine's Birdie Dress

Added Feb 14, 2011

by cweeks

Decatur, Georgia...






I made my husband a red corduroy shirt for Valentines Day (blog here www.chrissyweeks,com) and had some fabric left over so I made my daughter a little tunic dress for Valentine’s Day as well.

I was inspired by many of the projects in Meg McElwee’s book “Sew Liberated” and used the child’s tunic pattern as the basis for this project. I skipped the elastic at the arms and the back and added 5 inches making it closer to a dress than a shirt. I used the birds from her applique templates and the idea for the feet was from her as well.

My daughter was in a mood this morning and I did not get as good a picture as i was hoping.

Material Notes

Red pinwale Corduroy, scrap valentine fabric, buttons, bias tape




Garment Type


Meg McElwee

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    Feb 14, 2011, 07.40 PMby sew4my3

    This is so cute! I just adore the little birds detail. Now I’m off to check out your husband shirt on your blog. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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      Feb 15, 2011, 01.53 AMby cweeks

      Thanks! Hope you had a nice day!

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