Create Kid’s Couture: Piper’s Stripwork Maxi Dress

I can’t believe that my sweet little Hannah is turning one next month! Since her birthday is fast approaching, I’ve been slowly but surely working on the party planning. And one of the most important things to me is the dress!

As soon as I came across the Piper’s Stripwork Maxi Dress pattern, I knew that it was perfect for Hannah’s first birthday. And lucky for me, I won the pattern—and two others—in a giveaway on the Create Kid’s Couture blog! So exciting!!!!

The pattern directions were very clear and easy to follow and the dress turned out amazingly well. I am absolutely in love with this dress! A really great thing about this pattern is that it includes sizes 6-12 month through size 8. I will definitely be using this pattern many more times in the years to come!

The big difference between the dress I made and the pattern is that I didn’t use 7 coordinating fabrics to create the stripwork effect on the skirt portion of the dress. I love that look but I really wanted to showcase the beautiful flowers on this fabric.

The most time consuming and challening part of this dress for me was figuring out how to do a rolled hem on my serger for the first time. I tried many different settings but couldn’t get it quite right, so I took to google and found a wonderful mini tutorial that was a real life saver. Now I’m super excited to try rolled hems again. Anything to avoid measuring and ironing hems whenever possible!

Speaking of my AMAZING serger, I can’t help but admire the beauty that is a serged seam on the inside of a homemade garment. So much better than zig-zagging! Thanks again to my husband for getting me such a great birthday present!!!!

5 Comments on “Create Kid’s Couture: Piper’s Stripwork Maxi Dress”

  1. djdustan says:

    The dress is absolutely adorable! The serged seams look amazing. Hannah is one lucky girl to have such a talented mommy!

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  3. Bekah says:

    Hi Tiffany! I love your blog, you are so incredibly talented!! I’m absolutely in LOVE with this dress!! Do you happen to know what the two fabrics are called that you used?
    Thank you, and again, its super beautiful!

    • Tiffany says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words! I have been incredibly negligent in doing any posts for the last year following the birth of my second daughter. I’m hoping to get back to it here pretty soon (fingers crossed). The fabrics are both from Joann fabrics and were in the premium quilting section. The selvadges don’t have a name printed on them. I’m not sure if they are still selling these two anymore. Hope this helps and that you can track some down!

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