I've been enjoying the Once Upon a Thread series at one of my favorite blogs, No Big Dill.
I went to Joann's the other day to find some green fabric for an upcoming project (well, it's actually done but the recipient hasn't seen it yet) and found this perfect green corduroy. Joann's is moving to a bigger location (closer to my house) and everything in the store is marked down. All of the fabric was being sold by the bolt so I had enough to make Ansley a little dress. (and possibly enough to make something else for me. . . .)
The inverted pleat wasn't part of my original plan (I cut up the fabric while Ansley was sleeping) but it's cute over her belly and I like how it turned out. I'm also pretty excited about the topstitching on the straps. I also really like the gathers in the back. And in case you're curious, I didn't make any buttonholes; the buttons are sewed directly on to the straps.
I did take a few pictures of the creation process, which I'll post if any one is interested. :)
Check out more inspiring creations here: