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We’re so excited for today’s blog swap y’all. You know that we love (love! love!) Jess from Craftiness is Not Optional. She is not only our co-host for The Sincerest Form of Flattery series, but a good friend as well.
Since we’ve already shared a few of things we love about her, we thought we’d do a little round up of a few of her rock-star projects. Between brilliant baby headbands, fabulously detailed felt food, cute as can be dresses (seriously, choosing one turned out to be too tall an order for us, so check out darling little dresses here and here as well) and fun stuff for kids, Jess is one talented mama! And, short of getting too mushy-gushy, we are so thankful for her friendship as well.
Did you catch that we love this girl? Haha! Today, we’re swapping tutorials, which means that she’s here sharing a Shabby Apple Knock Off dress tutorial! SO FUN. Here’s Jess-
Then I made the pleated flower for the front. I cut 2 strips, one 2″wide and one 3″ wide, both about 30″ long. I folded them in half lengthwise and ironed them for a crisp edge. Then I started making little pleats (with the 2″wide piece) in a twisting shape like so.. and tacking them down with my hand needle.
Jessica at Me Sew Crazy says
So cute! And can I just say,I think I like your version better! Seriously!!!
I like this one even more than the original! great job Jess!
everything is so beautiful down to the dreamy photography!! Now I just need someone to have a little girl so we can make these sweet dresses 😉
Um Jess…that looks EXACTLY like it. Great job!
thanks, girls!! 😀
This makes me wish that my 11-year old was 5 again! She refuses to wear any sort of dress right now. I love your polka-dot fabric more than the store's version. Nice job!
Gwen @ Gwenny Penny says
Amazing knock off, Jess. It's identical to the original. So cute!
Adorable dress! Love the colors.
Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com