If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Saturday, January 25, 2014

One little dress up outfit

My granddaughter has a quite full calender and she needs a Belle dress to wear to a Beauty and the Beast event later this month. Her momma showed me a few styles of Belle dresses on Pinterest and requested this dress be more everyday than fancy.
So, I went from there. I used the same peasant dress pattern from the granddaughters autumn dresses and I even had all this yellow fabric, white lace, thread and elastic in my sewing room
I cut the skirt separate from the bodice and added in several inches so the dress would be fuller and twirl. It is 100% cotton with all the seams finished so hopefully it will stand up to some playtime after the event. Granddaughter can dress up and look like a princess but she can play really hard.

Some of the pins I was inspired by, especially the first one. 

This dress was a fun afternoon project. But I have 2 granddaughters and a room full of supplies so I think I will be sewing up some more princess dresses soon. 
 
 
I did not mean to take a week off from blogging but the past week was busy and that Monday holiday was nice but got me off my regular schedule. 
I was so happy and surprised to see that my old fashioned tea towels post was featured on
thank you! 
this post will also be linked  up with Show Off Saturday

12 comments:

  1. What a beautiful little dress! My oldest had a Cinderella dress. (Made by my mother.) It was made in satin and eventually fell apart with daily wearings. (And frequent washings.) Yours looks like it will wear well!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, this is sturdy fabric and should wear well, but with children, you never know :)

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  2. Grandma, you came thru again!!!!! Very nice.



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    1. Thank you Lana, soon to be Grandma Lana :)

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  3. I greatly admire people who can sew clothes. And clothes like that little dress? Whipped up in an afternoon? I am in awe :) Gorgeous! :)

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    1. Thank you Deb, it really was easy. I've been sewing clothes since I was young making my first dress for 4h when I was about 10.

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  4. This is a sweet little dress. I'm with Deb ~ I admire women who can just look at something and make another like it!

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  5. Oh, that is so sweet! I'm sure she will love it and have fun playing in it after the special occasion. Now, I'm off to see your feature!

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  6. That is really cute and looks like it will wear well. The store bought princess dresses don't last very well.

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  7. How sweet is that!! I know your grand is going to go crazy when she see's her special dress!!!

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Jeff and Rhonda

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