Shirred Country Dress

Remember that scene in Sweet Home Alabama where Reese is walking around in the cutest little country dress and cowboy boots? Well, I have been in love ever since…and after giving shirring a try in Madeline’s Spring Collection, I wanted to try to take it one step further for Chloe. After all, practice makes perfect!

The perfect dress for spring, that can be worn with or without tights, depending on the temperature. I used Michael Miller’s Gypsy Bandana border fabric in lime to complete the ensemble, which I loved until I realized the border was only on one side of the selvage…arghhh…party in the front, business in the back! Lol

But still a great dress…

I also ended up adding extra straps for the dress, mainly because I did not follow my own tutorial and needed to do something so it wasn’t an off the shoulder dress, my little one is too young for that in my opinion. But if you follow along, they won’t be needed…

For your free tutorial to make the Country Shirred Dress, click HERE.

And don’t forget to check out the rest of Chloe’s Spring Collection premiering on my blog at Me Sew Crazy!

Thanks so much for stopping by for this Tuesday’s tutorial, and I hope you all have a great week! Til next time…

Happy Sewing 🙂

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  1. Love that movie, Love Reese and this dress is just too adorable and so is that cutie pie in those pink boots.

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  2. Ok now I have to make this dress for my daughter. Gee, thanks for making something so utterly adorable. 😉

  3. FancieStrands says:

    Oh! so cute and being a cowboy boot wearer myself I think that whole look is so much fun. The model and the dress are perfect and I love the colors.

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress-way too cute! Thank you so much for the tutorial!! Your daughter just looks adorable!

  5. Adorable dress and model! 😉 Love the fabric you picked! Goes perfect with those boots!

  6. I love the fabric and the style. I want to make one in grown up size for me. With the straps because well, off the shoulder and me don’t get along very well.

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