I thought I'd make just a couple. One or two of K's favorites. I took my favorite little people princesses to the fabric store and started picking out fabric. I'm not really sure how, but fabric for 8 dresses ended up in my cart and I just couldn't put any of them back. Little girls can always use more dresses - right?
A fabric explosion occurred in my living room followed by sewing for almost 3 weeks. (I will spare you a photo of my disastrous living room/kitchen. Just picture fabric and thread on every surface.) Here are the dresses:
Merida, Belle, Snow White, and Cinderella
My sister tells me that the most recognizable is Snow White and Minnie Mouse (as in random people stop them in Wal-Mart to comment on the dress) - but K knows who all of them are. The new ones this time are Tiana and Merida. Tiana because K requested it and Merida just because. Tiana took some thought - and there is a lot of fabric in that skirt. The yellow underskirt plus 3 panels that are 'tulip' shaped on top. For Merida I tried to imitate her 'gathered elbows' on the top of the sleeves. I think it turned out pretty cute. I probably should have use a more cream/ecru fabric for it, but I loved the gold with the teal dress. Hopefully K likes it.
I have several ideas on an 'Ariel' dress, but I thought 8 dresses were enough. Plus I'm tired of gathering skirts.
There were many shouts of joy as K opened the box from her Aunt and tried on each dress. And she lived happily ever after. At least until she grows a few more inches.
pattern - Simplicity 2377
fabric - various cottons from JoAnn Fabrics, a few ribbons, and some lace. Many thanks to Cut to Pieces for coming up with the idea.