Daydreamer Dress | Holiday / Costume | TDD Pattern Add Ons

How to Sew a Princess Elena of Avalor Inspired Dress – Tutorial

Got a little princess determined to be Elena of Avalor for Halloween? You can use our Daydreamer Dress pattern as a good starting point! Elena’s signature dress has a neckline ruffle, an ankle-length layered skirt with a ruffle-edged cutaway and a slim waist with a gold belt. (If you want to get technical, Elena’s dress … Continue reading “How to Sew a Princess Elena of Avalor Inspired Dress – Tutorial”

Chocolate Chip Skirt for Women | Featured Patterns | Holiday / Costume | Potato Chip Skirt

Anna Griffin Christmas Kitch in July Blog Hop – Mommy & Me Skirts and a GIVEAWAY

  Welcome to Tie Dye Diva’s stop on the Christmas in July blog hop featuring the Christmas Kitsch collection by Anna Griffin fabrics! I hope you’ve been enjoying the whimsical and playful designs in this collection – those Santas, though! These prints are available now at the Fat Quarter Shop. Head over there now for the … Continue reading “Anna Griffin Christmas Kitch in July Blog Hop – Mommy & Me Skirts and a GIVEAWAY”

Fairytale Dress | Holiday / Costume | TDD Pattern Add Ons

Tie Dye Diva Fairytale Dress for Halloween – Using a Directional Print

Today I have the most fun Fairytale Dress to share with you!  This is a pattern I adore and it is perfect for this time of year.  It can be transformed into just about any Halloween costume.  It layers beautifully.  And it’s great for featuring fun fabrics.   I had the privilege of sewing with … Continue reading “Tie Dye Diva Fairytale Dress for Halloween – Using a Directional Print”

Holiday / Costume

Let It Sew, Let It Sew, Let It Sew!

Yippee, December in full swing! Christmas music, Starbucks in the red cup, peppermint all the things! I can also share a selection of what I’ve been sewing with some delicious holiday fabrics. Although I received some of these fabrics free of charge, all opinions are my own. One of my favorites this year is Merry … Continue reading “Let It Sew, Let It Sew, Let It Sew!”

Featured Patterns | Holiday / Costume | Ruby Ruffles Skirt

A Year of Dresses: Ruby Ruffles for the Holidays

It’s finally here: the final installment of holiday styles using Tie Dye Diva patterns!  This is a skirt that I have wanted to make since I first tested the Ruby Ruffles Skirt pattern.  I love my cotton version of Ruby with a each ruffle from a different fabric, but wanted to try a dressed up … Continue reading “A Year of Dresses: Ruby Ruffles for the Holidays”

Easy Peasy Peasant Dress | Featured Patterns | Holiday / Costume | Storybook Pinafore

A Year of Dresses: Storybook Pinafore and Easy Peasy Peasant

This week is the final costume week in A Year of Dresses before we move on to fall basics.  I have to say, I think this Dorothy costume is my favorite of the bunch! Of course the Storybook Pinafore, so aptly named, is a perfect canvas.  I’ve paired it with an Easy Peasy Peasant dress … Continue reading “A Year of Dresses: Storybook Pinafore and Easy Peasy Peasant”

Holiday / Costume | TDD Pattern Add Ons | Tutorials

A Year of Dresses: The Pixie Belle Pirate with bonus vest tutorial

As promised I have another wonderful everyday costume for you today.  I am in love with the possibilities for this one.  Today’s costume uses two patterns, plus I have a quick and easy bonus tutorial for you.  The show stealer today is the Pixie Belle Skirt.  I’ve paired with it is the Peasant Top, such … Continue reading “A Year of Dresses: The Pixie Belle Pirate with bonus vest tutorial”

Featured Patterns | Holiday / Costume | Sugarplum Skirt | Zee's Tee

A Year of Dresses: Double Feature – Zee’s Tee and Sugarplum Skirt

  As promised I’m back from vacation and ready to roll out some fresh new posts for you!  Starting this week, the next four weeks will feature TDD style costumes.  This time of year Halloween is on a lot of minds and these costumes will be great for that, but they are equally as appropriate … Continue reading “A Year of Dresses: Double Feature – Zee’s Tee and Sugarplum Skirt”

free tutorial | Holiday / Costume | Tutorials

Christmas in July – Fabric Wine Gift Bag Tutorial!

I have heard a lot of people asking, ‘what are the good fabric collections for Christmas this year?” When Blend Fabrics generously provided me this lovely package of fabrics earlier this month, it gave me two great answers to that question: Anna Griffin’s Yuletide Greetings for the traditionalist and Treelicious by Maude Asbury for Blend … Continue reading “Christmas in July – Fabric Wine Gift Bag Tutorial!”

Belle Tiered Twirl Dress | Daydreamer Dress | free tutorial | Holiday / Costume

Princesses and More from Belle and Daydreamer Patterns

I just remembered how much fun it is to SEW! That may sound funny, but most of the time I am sewing quick, crazy test-muslins for new pattern ideas out of plain white fabric or mixed up ugly scraps, or else I am sewing samples for pattern covers where I am not allowed to wing … Continue reading “Princesses and More from Belle and Daydreamer Patterns”