Sunday, September 11, 2011

For The Princess

Here is the dress I made for my daughter for her birthday. After a fruitless search for a pattern that I liked, I found this tutorial online. I knew I had to make it! I had just enough princess fabric to make it work. The dress is the size 5 and I used 1 1/2 yards. I'm amazed that you can make a dress as flouncy as this with so little fabric! I am really thrilled with the way it turned out, and so is she, except that she wants the flower in front to be pink and not blue/green. Time for a lesson in complimentary color! :) The only thing I would change about the pattern is the width of the bodice. Its a bit too wide for my girl, so if I make it again I will take it in.

The back: this is what sold me on the dress!

The skirt has four ruffled tiers

The flower in question

Ruffle Closeup


Perfect for twirling!


  1. So cute!!! Thank you so much for sharing! It looks adorable on your daughter!!!

    I always find it so difficult to do a one-size-fits-all pattern, as kids just aren't one size fits all, just like adults. Glad to hear that you know you would take it in a bit next time! I have learned how important it is to try clothes on my kids as I am making them so I can nip-tuck it during the creation process. And I learned that lesson the HARD

    Your daughter is such a cutie, and I love the fabric you used! Too too cute! She looks adorable in it :)

  2. Oh how CUTE, both the Princess and the dress, love those pictures! They are priceless! Good job, MOM