Hedgehog Pocket Dress

Please please please VOTE for me in the pinterest challenge for my   Pistachio bread pudding and for this  hedgehog pocket dress - thanks!

I wanted to make my girl a sweet fall dress with some details (of course). I started with my idea from this dress for the collar and I love the basic A-line shape. I had planned on using my simplicity 3511 pattern for making the dress... but the babes was asleep when I had time to start and getting the pattern out would have woken her up - so I drew my own!
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image from pinterest - link goes to no where but the zulily homepage. 

I found this great striped fabric (via a sheet on sale for $4!). The yellows, taupe and navy stripes just screamed fall time. I wanted to do a fun pocket on it and I think hedgehogs are cute but wasn't sure if they are fall.
Whenever I am unsure of something I ask my husband - he's double clever. He assured me hedgehogs are fall, and he knows this because when he was in primary school they used to have to poke piles of leaves with sticks to make sure there were no hedgehogs hibernating in them (apparently there were a lot of students at his school that liked to start fires in piles of leaves).

some vintage buttons I picked up at the thrift store for 10cents match perfectly with the ol' hedgehogs nose

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Kristy said...

Very sweet! And perfectly fall in my opinion too! ;)

Amy said...

Boy is that cute...adorable little hedgehog! Would you share it here?


Julianne said...

wow that dress turned out amazing! thanks for sharing!

BigBearswife said...

I love that little dress!

Seamingly Smitten said...

LOVE the hedgehog! What a great collar, too! Your little girl is precious :)
I'm having a giveaway and looking for sewing pattern testers. Check it out if you're interested!

::little projects in style:: said...

i wished blogger had a "like" button like facebook! :)

the hedgehog detail is so adorable!!

xx, zhing

Jenni said...

ADORABLE!! Nice work with a sheet who would ever even know? Thank you so much for linking up with the frog!!

Jenn said...

very sweet! Thanks for sharing.


Nicole [The Lovely Poppy] said...

so cute, i'm stopping by from watcha workup wed and would love to have you stop by my blog and checkout the huge giveaway going on now http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

How lovely! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.


Leslie said...

these are so so adorable!

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Super cute! I love the little hedgehog! Thanks for sharing!

Meg said...

Super cute little dress!

AmieAnn said...

This is sooo stinkin adorable.. and I am in love with the crazy little hedgehog! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
Hope you stop by enter my latest 500 follower giveaway @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/10/cherished-bliss-giveaway.html

Jami said...

Beyond cute! The hedgehodge is crazy adorable! Thanks for sharing your sweet dress at the Tuesday To Do Party!

Heather said...

Aww... that is just adorable! You did a great job!

Lindsay said...

I LOVE this dress! The fabric is perfect! You are so talented. Making a dress kind of scares me. :) Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share! I am so happy to have you!

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