Don't you just love it when you something on your little princess wish list and it comes out even better than she hoped for? This fabric is so dreamy! It feels so soft and silky even though it's a cotton. This fabric was a very special gift from my wonderful friend Tamara how lives all the way in Australia. When it first arrived (with two other prints as well!) Sweet pea was smitten at first sight! She couldn't stop petting the fabric giving me all her requests for each print. The pink print, this one, was to be a beautiful fairy dress for dancing in the sun light she told me.
At first I wasn't really sure exactly what pattern to use of if I should make mods to one. I was thinking of making the same dress as I did with the blue print (wait till you this dress too!!) only in pink but I wasn't sure if that's the way I wanted to go. After I made Sweet pea the Sail Away dress I started to think about this the fabulous Nicole made her youngest daughter with these gorgeous ruffles on the sleeves and inserted in the princess seams, BINGO! I could use my pattern with the Fairy tale and get something similar.
I am very sure you could even modify the Fairy tale dress for the very same look too, all you would really have to do is take off the darts then make the bodice with princess seams and add ruffles into them and also onto the sleeve opening. I did make the sash a full one to go all the way around the waist. I so adore the sash on the Fairy tale dress, it's perfect for my little girl!
The skirt is a full 88 inches full, the lining skirt is as well, so she can dance and twirl to her hearts content and danced she did!
She had to wear her white gloves and take her purse along as well. She was on her way to ball. Then then told me that was to be her birthday dress......her birthday that is not until January. Well at least her dress ready! The Sail Away dress is not a very fitted bodice so it should fit just fine then still too. : )
I love this dress just as much as she does! We have it hanging up in her room so we can see it all the time. It's much too pretty to put into her closet we decided.
This dress was so much fun sewing for me. It's everything girly. : )
Heck, I had a ton of fun taking Sweet pea's picture in his dress too! She was just so delighted with this dress that she couldn't help but smile.
Thank you SO very much Tamara!!
Well that's my sassy girl for you!