Sunday, February 26, 2012

Peasant into Princess

My wonderful weekend continues! Yesterday I cut out the Fairy Tale Dress and began sewing it, stopping well after dinner when I came to the buttonholes.

This afternoon, following a culinary disaster involving Amish Friendship Bread, the less said about which the better, I decided to brave the buttonholes. I made a couple more samples and then plunged in. I needed a total of six, small and close together. Don't look too closely. But they are done and the ribbon is laced through them. The next time I make this pattern, I believe I'll make the front bodice a solid piece and skip the lace-up; there is enough else going on with the dress that I don't think it is essential.





Here's the back view. The joy of this particular dress, I believe, is the hemline. It's just delicious. I don't know if you can tell that the underskirt and the bodice are made from a larger floral and the ties and overskirt from the smaller print.

It wasn't difficult at all to do. The next time I make one, I'll use fabrics with more contrast.

In the works now is a peach dot long-sleeve version of the Peasant Blouse for the Princess to wear under the Fairy Tale dress until the weather is warm enough for a sundress.

I'm remembering some of the little dresses I made for Caroline's mom when she was four. And wishing I still had a couple of those patterns. I imagine that before too long I'll be headed to Joanne's to look at what Simplicity and McCalls are offering now for little girls. It is so much fun to sew for them!



11 comments:

Suzan said...

Lovely!

Gretchen said...

Just precious. I may need to delve into dressmaking for Mackenzie. Need so add some time to my days.

LizA. said...

And what a well dressed Princess she will be.....I love the hemline.....

Anonymous said...

Looks perfect for an upcoming family wedding!
Susie

Bonnie said...

Both outfits are great! It makes me want to sew for my grand-daughters.

Janet O. said...

Very pretty, Nancy. What little girl wouldn't love that flowy hemline? I hope we will get to see a photo of the princess in her fairy tale dress!

Jindi's Cottage said...

She is going to be the best dressed princess on the block...gorgeous clothes...and that hemline is just so much fun!

Lori said...

I loved making dresses for Rene when she was little. This is adorable Nancy!!

suz said...

How absolutely adorable!

Ray said...

Wonderful work - and I can "hear" that you are having fun. Marvelous!!

Kim said...

Adorable.
my granddaughter would love these but her mother doesn't let her wear my creations :0(. she just loves dressing up!

Happy sewing