June 23, 2016

Patriotic Patchwork Dress

Since Independence Day is just around the corner, I thought I'd share my daughter's patriotic wrap dress. I made this dress for her a couple years ago, and it still fits! Instead of using a button or snaps to close the dress, I made a massive sash to tie around her waist. Although the dress still fits her, I realized that this will be her last summer wearing this dress, which is one of my favorite sewing creations. 

To create this dress, I used the Snap Wrap Dress pattern & tutorial.  I followed the tutorial, but instead of using just one piece of fabric for the skirt portion of the dress, I used four patriotic fabrics to create a patchwork look. Then I made the sash to hold it all together!
the wrap dress without the sash
the sash
My daughter had a fun day in her dress when she wore it during a fun trip to the zoo.


  1. I love this dress! My grand daughter would just adore this.

    1. Thanks! I'm sure your granddaughter would be adorable in it!

  2. Not sure which is cuter - the dress or the daughter! great job Monroe!

  3. That is just adorable! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Summer Time Fun party. Pinned.

  4. How cute is that dress on your daughter! Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 20 for All Things American (red, white, and blue), open until July 25. All party entries shared if social media buttons installed.