Monday, October 18, 2010

Racer-Back Dress

I made this little yellow dress for Lucy a while ago, but I had a hard time getting my act together to grab my camera while she was wearing it. It's been great during the hot hot summer here in Phoenix. I just love making these little t-shirt dresses! I first got the idea from this tutorial.

I used the ruffle effect like I've done before, and I love the way that the vertical lines look against the horizontal stripes. By the way... this is the very first time Lucy has ever "smiled" for the camera. Basically, it's her first fake smile :). Doesn't she look so grown-up?

Here's the fun little racer back.

Ruffles are so easy and make such an impact! I love it.

If you have a little girl in your life, you should totally make her one of these! They take less than an hour and are so super cute.


Mrs.C said...

So cute, and the ruffles do add a nice touch. I'll share this w/ friends who have little girls, they'll love it! Your Lucy has beautiful eyes!!!

Unknown said...

This is really adorable! And Lucy's such a cutie!!

GazelleTrek said...

Wow, Lucy has really grown up!--it's been such a delight to follow all of these pictures of beautiful Lucy, and to witness how you and Dave so treasure family. :)

Actually, I was wondering, how old is she now? I think I've lost track..

The Bentley's said... that third picture, Lucy looked exactly like you! She is so cute!

Mary said...

Make me one!! hahaha

J.Black said...

I plan on it! You are so creative and I am constantly inspired by your projects! :) Im not sure how you find the time to do it! :) Thanks for the ideas.

Micehline said...


I love your blog. And this little dress inspired me to make a dress out of a hand-me-down shirt my mom gave me. I wish I had pictures uploaded to share. Anyway, it turned out adorable.

Thanks for the inspiration, you music is amazing, but I have to say this wonderful little expression of yourself has truly inspired me to stretch my creative side (I'm very left brain oriented).

Parkes Family said...

Love your your music! Thanks for the sweet reminders of who is truly important, Jesus!

Anonymous said...

OHMYGOSH this is one of the cutest baby (toddler?) outfits I have ever seen. Your crafts and music are inspiring :) And Lucy is adorable.

Lisa said...

JJ- this is totally off topic but I wanted you to know how much your song, "Your Hands" has ministered to me. My husband and I just lost our preemie son last week and I totally relate to the words. Thank you. P.S. I'm totally going to have my mom make this dress for my Natalie.