Please wecome Gillian of All the Small Things

I know I have had a lot of guests lately, somehow everything seemed to happen at once. There are so many great craft blogs out there it's fun to visit once and a while. Today my guest is Gillian of All the Small Things. She does lots of great holiday and kids projects for her kids of all ages.  If you like her project today stop over and check out the rest of her work.  Here's what she has to share with us today.

Dress Collage 4
Okay, I'm not kidding you-- this dress cost me $6 to make!  I'm totally serious!

Oh, and by the way... it's not one of those amazing deals I just happened to come across.
Don't you hate when you read on someone's blog that they just happened to find the most amazing antique wire cloche for 5 cents?  Well, what good does that me???  lol  :)  
NO, it would cost you $6 too.  

How?  Well let me tell you...  

I NEVER shop at Walmart.  Target is just 5 minutes away from my house, so I just always go there.  Well, last week I was looking for some Easter candy that Target didn't carry, so I decided to give Walmart a try.  I'M SO GLAD I DID!!!

After I found the candy, I thought I'd take a look around and I stumbled upon a rack of the CUTEST sundresses.  They came in almost every color and I about passed out when I saw they were $6 each!!!

I instantly knew I needed every color AND I knew that they needed a little bit of "RUFFLING".  So, I bought them, headed home, grabbed some ribbon from my stash and started sewing!!!
Dress Collage 2 
The dress I used was size 7/8.  The top seam measured 24 inches around.  I took that number and multiplied it by 2 1/2 and got 60 inches.  I then cut 60 inches of ribbon.  

Dress Collage 3
I'm so happy with how it turned out and more importantly- Scarlet loves it!

I can't wait to get started on my red one- I'm turning it into a 4th of July dress!  Oh, and don't get me started on my Disneyland one!!!

So drop what you're doing now and get to Walmart for these darling dresses before they sell out!  I might even make another run for a couple more for cute birthday presents!!!


  1. Walmart is surprising. I always go there for my grocery shopping and happened to pass a rack of toddler sundresses...only $5. That was the original price, not even a markdown. I bought a really pretty blue one. I love that you took an already cute dress and stepped it up a notch. Very nice!

  2. Ok, I really do want to drop everything I'm doing now and go get those dresses. They would be perfect for my daugther for daycare this summer and to just wear period. MUST DO IT!

  3. i love Gillian's site and have been following for about 2 years. She is so innovative. I am going to have to make some of these for my step-daughter!

  4. This is so dang cute! I am filing at thecraftersfilebox.com.

    Thanks for the great feature!

  5. That is adorable!!!!! I always wondered how to do a ruffle... Thanks for your tutorial!

  6. Looks like you could also make this out of an oversized man's A shirt?

  7. I love that you took an already cute dress and stepped it up a notch. Very nice!
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  8. Aww, that is so cute! Thanks for the great idea, I'll be linking.