Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A fairy tale for fun.

I have been thinking about making another Fairy tale dress for a month or so now.  I made one last fall for halloween, but it was a PITA because I was working with satin.  I *thought* this time around would be much easier.  Well, it was as far as the fabric went, but I made some really stupid mistakes.  For some reason I couldn't for the life of me figure out the invisible zipper.  I unpicked it four times... I think... I lost count.  Then I just abandoned the instructions and did my own thing and it worked the first time.  Then, I attached the skirt lining wrong so the tulle would have been touching skin.  Blah.  I didn't want to unpick all of that so Ben suggested just sewing another skirt to it.  So that's what I did. 
 
Plus, I only had half a yard of what I wanted to use for the skirt, so I had to adjust the pattern to make it less full.  I made a size 18m and added two layers of pettiskirt netting. 
 
 
One benefit of having twins?
 
 


When one baby doesn't cooperate... just walk home and grab the other!  I thought Izzy would be happy this afternoon, but she wasn't.  Too bad, because the dress actually fits her best since she is bigger.


George was more than willing to stand extra still for me.  Not willing to smile, but that's okay.  The bodice is a pale pink, I thought it would add interest to the dress (the birds are cream).




She was obsessed with the bow. 




I originally wanted to do sleeveless, but when I got frustrated trying to bind the arm holes I decided to add the sleeves.  Plus, isn't the tulip sleeve just adorable?



I love the insides.  Plus, with the two layers of pettiskirt netting and two skirt linings (oops) it helped make up for the fullness I lost when having to adjust my pattern pieces.



I was lazy and chose to utilize a decorative stitch on my machine instead of hemming by hand since this is more of a casual dress. 

Mistakes and all, I want to make another one fairly soon, I have a few things on my list first.  I love the shape of the dress and the look of it on the girls, so cute!

9 comments:

  1. It is truly delightful and you have proved this makes a lovely casual dress as well as a formal one.
    xx N

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    1. Thanks, you are too kind. I really like it informal like this.

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  2. It's a very pretty dress! I woiuld have have never guessed that there was any oops making this. :)

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  3. The dress turned out lovely, Brittney! I love the pop of yellow.:)

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    1. Thanks! Credit to Sharon for the yellow:)

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  4. I love the little yellow bow, can't say I blame her for playing with it! This fabric is on my wishlist but I had something home dec in mind for it. Now I see it works perfectly for a skirt as well. Too cute!

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    1. It comes in home dec?? Off to look! :)

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  5. So cute!! And this may be wrong, but sad Izzy is almost as cute as happy Izzy! So adorable! Georgia is lovely too, of course. I love your choice of fabrics and the poof of the skirt.

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