This dress was a wee bit more of work that I thought originally. You see this is the under dress for Sweet pea's Halloween costume this year. Yep, all that work for a one night dress. All those fluffy, twirly ruffles are made by my serger and me. They are not hard to make just time consuming, sooo I can call it her Easter dress for this next Spring and now it was totally worth the time it took make! (very clever of me huh?)
I used some light weight eyelet fabric from my grandmother which I have been saving for just the right project for the outer and pretty pale pink for lining. It gives it a slight pink look but not pink over load. My Sweet pea has to have her pink!
I used the Fairy tale dress pattern to make this. I love this dress pattern! (I will also use the same pattern to make her corset too.) It still takes me some time to sew it but I it does have lovely results when finished so totally worth it. I did add two layers of pink tulle underneath, I think it gives it a bit more twirl to the skirt. I did leave the darts out as I though it would look right with the light weight fabrics I was using but now I do wish I had of. Oh well, can't fix it now.
I am not very surprised that this is her favorite dress now. It has all those ruffles and pink to boot. Once this dress is on she can't stand still, she has to twirl and jump all around in it just watching her skirt. I had to pry it off her last night for bed time. Yep, a fast favorite. I am thinking she will need one like this not in white for playing in.
Here is our Easter look. Very sweet and her skit is not covered by her sweater. I love it as much as she does.
Stayed tuned for the rest of the costume at the beginning of next week!