The “Daddy’s Girl” Dress

The Facts

  • Fabric: solid quilting cotton
  • Pattern: Simplicity 2265
  • Year: 2010
  • Notions: thread (stash), 4 star-shaped buttons
  • Time to complete: 3 hours
  • First worn: May 5, 2012
  • Wear again?: I hope so
  • Total price: $0 (for me, because everything was paid for by someone else!)

I’m only a month late with this city-inspired post, but in my defense, this was a dress I made for a friend’s little girl as a surprise for her daddy’s graduation ceremony, which didn’t happen until May 5, though I had made the dress in time for this challenge!

Daddy’s school colors are those of Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. So that’s the city that inspired this little number.

The bittersweet part of this is that this little girl’s daddy got a teaching job in Florida, so our good friends will be moving this summer to the other peninsular state of the US. We will miss them very much.

Author

Erin Bartels

Erin is a copywriter by day, a novelist by night, and a wife, mother, dressmaker, quilter, zoo docent, painter, poet, and photographer in between. She only gets paid for the copywriting.

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  1. What a great idea. They look so cute and happy together.

  2. LOVE the father/daughter theme. it is one of my favorite photos of my family, mom, sister and brother in matching outfits, well my brother was 4 months old and the blue linen shorts were very cute. What a lovely gift and congratulations to the graduate and future teacher.

  3. How sweet of you to make this for your friends daughter. It is adorable..

  4. Awww…how sweet is that! What a great surprise for Daddy! It’s a darling little dress!

    And I love to see the Sew Weekly done for other people – it makes me feel better as there is no way I need 54 outfits in my closet!