As you all know by now, my daughter is obsessed with everything princess. Especially Disney Princesses. We decided to have a princess theme party for her 2nd birthday, so of course she needed a princess dress. Well, she is very tiny for age. We looked at the Disney store and all of the dresses were 2 sizes too big. Here were my options 1) Buy an overpriced dress, made of cheesy fabric, & alter it to fit her or 2) Design & make her a dress. Since I haven’t been working, I chose 2) to make her a dress. I wouldn’t let myself spend more than $10 though. I marched my butt down to the $1.99 fabric store to see what I could find. I wasn’t sure which princess I would make her. I found some blue & silver fabric- perfect for Cinderella. Also, found some silver trim. All for under 10 bucks! I went home & sketched, then put my pattern making skills to the test. I have to say I’m quite proud of my results. I even beaded the front bodice to give her a little sparkle. She loved her dress! She was also able to wear it a few nights later when we went to Disney Princess’ on Ice.
April 15, 2011