Rainbow Princess Dress
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I’m done. I’m done. I’m done, I’m done, I’m done! (Humming to “I’m Late” from Alice in Wonderland.)
When I asked my daughter what she wanted to be for Halloween, she was very specific. She told me she wanted a “dress with a pink body and different color ruffles all the way to here.” (pointing to her ankles.) While shopping at Hancock Fabrics, I happened to come across the perfect pattern, McCalls 6418, on sale for 99 cents. It truly was exactly what she wanted, even though I knew this dress would challenge my skill and patience level, I decided, what the heck, I would make it for her.
This dress took 5 days, three different trips to the fabric store and lots of groaning and wailing on my part. My new bff is my seam ripper, as we had the chance to get to know each other better than ever before…
Meet the Rainbow Princess:
She has 2 tutu’s and a petticoat under the dress.
I still need to add a hook and eye to the top of the dress. I don’t have any, and I refuse to drive 30 minutes back to the fabric store, so I am going to see what I can scavenge off of something else. This was the very first time I have attempted a zipper. I planned on using velcro, but at the last minute, I decided it really needed the zipper. (Secretly, I just wanted another opportunity to spend time with my seam ripper.) It is still not perfect, but I am pleased with the result.
Poor little thing had an accident at pre-school involving a slide and the ground last week. It’s healing, but the spot under her nose is still very tender.
Now I need to spend the rest of the day taking care of all the chores I neglected all week. Oh yeah, and I do have another child that needs a costume for the party tomorrow night. Hopefully it won’t take too long, though I do need to get cutting on a couple of stencils. Maybe I should just skip those chores for another day or two…
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.
Jamie, I linked up at the link party and then started clicking around (instead of leaving a comment, as a good visitor would) and found this post! This dress is adorable, and Princess looks so tiny!! I just love it.
Absolutely gorgeous dress!!! My niece would love to have one just like that!
I love it!! My daughter would love this. This would have been my dream dress as a little girl. Wonderful job!
This is awesomespice so I totally featured you at my Hookin Up with HoH party! Yay!
Feel free to stop on by and snag a button if you'd like.
Allison @ House of Hepworths
My girls would absolutely adore this dress! It's so fluffy & colorful, perfect for any little girl! Great job creating such a beautiful dress! I am so happy to have you share this @ Show & Share, thank you very much!
Oh my goodness, this is phenomenal! Seriously, amazing! Please, come and link up to my new link party, the Head to Head Showdown on http://www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com ~Jen
i'm so glad you linked this up last weekend at once upon a weekend! you were the top hit, and are being featured tonight! hope to see you again! thanks!
Sew fun. The dress is ALMOST as cute as your little girl. Thanks so much for linking up to Fabulous Friday!
Wow! This is amazing! My daughter insisted on being a rainbow fairy for Halloween. I made her a rainbow pettyskirt with tulle. I know how you feel with the seam ripper! Your daughter looks like a gorgeous princess. Well done!
this is such a great dress for a little girl. I wish I can sew like you do.
I know you already saw, but Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – you were featured today!
So cute! Love it!
Love for you to link up at:
"Made by ME" Linky Party at JAQS at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/11/made-by-me-5-linky-party-and-features.html
How the dress came out and the colors are fantastic! I sure you will get good reviews, Thanks so much for linking up and sharing, Working with fabric is totally fun work.
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So so pretty!! I'm sure that was a huge hit!!!
Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!
This is so pretty!! Would love it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-11.html
Wow that is adorable!! Great job on the costume!
that is one beautiful dress and little girl!
Her dress is beautiful! My daughter would love me forever if I made her something like that!
wow, it's beautiful! You did an amazing job!
So cute! i will make it for my daughter. thanks for sharing.
Totally worth it–it's beautiful!
That's a lovely dress. So glad my son is too young to ask for specific costumes, I might have to learn some proper sewing skills. thanks for sharing.
Awww, Sooo cute….I would LOVE for you to please share this awesome post at my 6Wicked Days of Halloween party today pweeease… http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/flash-back-halloween-6-wicked-days-of.html ..wishing u a spootacular day :))
What a wonderful costume! Looks very original and the perfect rainbow princess outfit. Happy Halloween!