Shabby Chic Union Jack Dress

Sunday, July 29, 2012

In honor of the Olympics (and an Olympic themed birthday party) I made Avery a Union Jack dress. And, here is our little game of “don’t you smile.”




Somehow she always manages to loose that game.

As for the dress, the main fabrics came from my sweet friend Jenny of Sew Pretty Dresses. She was SOOO generous sharing these amazing knits. The blue strip is a campan knit like you can find at Banberry Place. The stretch, recovery, and colors are over the top great, but I’ll give you a bit of a warning. These knits tend to roll up like crazy. A good hot/steamy press with some starch helps, but it may not lay perfectly flat regardless. I used the Modkid Style Bloom dress as my base and added the union jack as an applique. I narrowed up the bands for the sleeves and neck a bit just because I like a thinner look. Here’s our little shout out to the hosts of the Olympics. We are all have fun watching the events this weekend!


  1. I'm not even sure how, but when I was going from one blog to another pinning items, I arrived at yours. Your beautiful daughters are so lucky to have a mother that sews them beautiful clothing and is able to cook extraordinary meals to throwing them over-the-top fun birthday parties.

  2. Soooo cute! I’d love for you to link up this (and any other ideas you’d like to share) at "One Creative Weekend" on


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