Thursday, August 18, 2011

Back To School Dress {The Great Pinterest Challenge}

Have you heard of The Great Pinterest Challenge? I read about it on one of my daily read blogs, Honeybear Lane. You pick out one of the [many] things you've pinned on Pinterest, recreate it, then enter it in one of four categories (Recipes, Sewing, Home Decor/DIY, or General Crafts).

Then Facebook users vote on the pictures and you can win a really great prize package!

I love that it provides some motivation to get a project done! As soon as I read about it, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Sewing, of course. I had recently found this dress:

and thought it would be so cute to make for Kiki for her first day of preschool.

And here it is:

Obviously, I made a few changes. I prefer peasant dress-style to pillowcase dress-style. I like that the sleeves give Kiki a bit more coverage when it gets colder. Also, the apple print I found had some hot pink in it, which I really liked because it added a little spunk to the dress.

And, I had to make a matching headband!

The deadline for submissions in the contest is tomorrow, August 19th. But I think it may be a monthly thing, so if you want to submit something, you can always try in September.

Even if it doesn't win, I think it will be really fun for Kiki to wear when she goes off to school! (But I still want to win--please go vote on Honeybear Lane's Facebook page (You must first "like" Honeybear Lane, then you can vote by "liking" my picture) starting Monday!)

I'll be linking up here!


  1. That is ADORABLE! Cute idea for the first day of school! I like yours WAY better than the pillowcase one!

  2. Oh my gosh! This is sooo stinkin adorable.. and I just love all the little school touches to the dress! Great job.. can't wait to vote in the Pinterest challenge for you! Good luck!

  3. This dress is adorable!

    I just found your site through a blog party and am happy to be a new follower. I would love for you to link your post up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at

  4. This is adorable! Thanks for sharing, I found your blog through Not just a Housewife's blog party. I'm one of your newest followers and I'd love if you'd follow back!

    Kelli @

  5. Ok, yours is even prettier than the original and the original is awesome! Your daughter is too cute too. Love this! Wish I had these sewing skills!


  6. Too cute!!!

  7. This has totally caught my eye, it is amazing!!!

    I would LOVE for you to link this up at my Link Party, Once Upon a Weekend on my blog Family Ever After. The party starts on Fridays and lasts all week.

    Also, if you have a list of favorite link parties, I’d love to be included on Fridays. Thanks a ton! Have an awesome day!!!

    Rach H at

  8. Very cute! You did a great job!

  9. Super cute! You are so talented!

    I'd love for you to link up to our Crafts for Under Twenty Somethings party going on now. It's a blog hop specifically for kids and teens related "stuff", so your post would be perfect!


  10. The dress is adorable and perfect for a first day of school!

  11. So cute!! I have to say that I like yours better than the inspiration dress. I'm off to check out the Pinterest challenge!
    (via Kojo Designs)

  12. This dress truly is adorable. Thank you so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday! We are partying again and I hope you will stop by! :)

  13. This totally makes me want to go back to school--I LOVE IT!!!

  14. I love this project and you have been crowned a La-Dee-Da Diva!!!
    Come by and grab a button!!!

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