A few months ago I got to be part of The Ribbon Retreat‘s Back-to-School A-Z Tour. I was assigned the letter Y, and it was so much fun to be part of a fun series with a lineup of amazing bloggers. And then I kind of forgot that I’d never shared it with you even though I referenced it in a post about Maya’s Blessing Dress so today seemed like the perfect day to do it! And can you believe how tiny my baby girl was back then?
Good morning! I’m Lisa from Mabey She Made It, a DIY, craft, and sewing blog. I’m so excited to be part of the A-Z tour–can you believe how many talented ladies have shared already? And since I’m sharing a Y project, tomorrow’s the last day of the tour. When I got the letter “Y” of course “yellow” came to mind. I tried to think of some other “Y” things, and came up with yard, yoke, and yo-yo. So with under a yard of fabric, you can create this super cute yellow-yoked dress with a yo-yo headband.
I started with a simple dress pattern, then after creating the yoke, I added the ribbon around the bodice before attaching the skirt so that the stitching was in between the outside and the bodice lining.
I also opted for button loops instead of buttonholes.
I love the way the daisy fabric has an ombre effect, so I put the bigger flowers toward the bottom for visual weight and paired it with the tiny daisy dot fabric on the top.
To finish off the dress, I added a sweet little yo-yo headband. Have you ever made a yo-yo- before? They’re pretty simple.
Here’s how I did it.
The Ribbon Retreat offers a cool little yo-yo maker though, which would make it even easier. :) I made two yo-yos (one slightly bigger than the other) then stacked them on top of each other and sewed them onto a simple headband of fold over elastic. Then I put it on this cute little head.
Thanks so much for letting me be part of this tour, and I hope you enjoyed the letter Y and my yellow-yoked dress!