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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:

Rainbow Princess Dress

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.

Rainbow Princess Dress


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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  1. Her dress is adorable!! I love how bright and colorful it is! You did a great job!

  2. Beautiful dress! You did a wonderful job on it. I have a post on my blog with my daughter showing how to do a craft, and her face looks almost exactly like you daughter's. Her accident was with the side of the brick house and her face. ;0)
    Your daughter looks beautiful even with the scratches.


  3. She looks beautiful! Congrats on a great project completed 🙂 And a shout-out to your best friend (he's my best friend too): too funny.

  4. I love this dress! You are an awesome mom for making it for her. :0)

  5. WOW! All of your hard work paid off, that dress is amazing!! Your daughter must feel like a million bucks! I am a rainbow for halloween so this costume really caught my eye, I really love it!!

  6. I love how the dress came out and the colors are fantastic! I sure hope your littles nose feels better. Thats not fun having a bump on your face. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing:>

  7. I bet she is very proud of her new dress. Very nicely done, mom. kathy

  8. Just beautiful!!! 🙂 Great job on the zipper too- I have yet to try.

  9. :bowing deeply: Your Highness!!!!! May I be one of many this day to tell you how adorable you are?!

    Visiting from Tatertots & Jello linky party today,
    Suzanne in NW IL

  10. That is such an awesome dress! I love that kids will come up with ideas that you never would have and they are so great!