A Princess Dress

I’ve made maxi dresses for E but I haven’t even considered it for V.  She’s not quite 4 years old and I still don’t think she knows how to manage all that material without tripping over it.  But she really wanted a long princess dress. I showed her the three maxi dress patterns I had and let her pick.  She went with the Annabelle. Unsurprisingly.  That dress has real princess appeal…

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I used this black and yellow bird and branch fabric I’ve had for ages.  Yes, I checked with her first.  Obviously. I made a size 4 and ended up doing a 3″ hem.  Room to grow!

She loves it.

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Seriously loves it.

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Insisted on me getting a picture of her Wonder Woman pose…

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And that’s all there is to it.  I’ve made this pattern before and it’s very well drafted.  The chevron pieces fit together really well.  I love the elastic in the upper back.  It allows for a closer fit but with comfort and room to grow.  I did switch up the construction like I mentioned the first time I made this dress.  And added a bit of lace to the center panel.  That light yellow center was looking a little plain.

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And that’s all there is to it!

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4 comments on “A Princess Dress
  1. Charity says:

    V is just adorable- I can definitely tell that she loves the dress!
    I like the addition of the lace to the center panel. I like the bird fabric too- I wouldn’t have thought to use that for a child’s dress but it works really well with the yellow solid.

    • Thank you! She wore it two days in a row and then slept in it! I asked V what she thought of the bird fabric before using it. And I was lucky to just have that yellow hanging around in the stash! I would have liked to use a third fabric for the center chevron but didn’t have anything that worked.

  2. Herve LELIEVRE says:

    c’est superbe… tu es douée Raphaêlle et c’est avec grand plaisir que je regarde grandir tes filles. Bises des Pyrénées. Joelle         > Message du 26/06/15 14:15 > De : “Deux souriceaux” > A : herve.lelievre46@orange.fr > Copie à : > Objet : [New post] A Princess Dress > >WordPress.com

    deuxsouriceaux posted: “I’ve made maxi dresses for E but I haven’t even considered it for V.  She’s not quite 4 years old and I still don’t think she knows how to manage all that material without tripping over it.  But she really wanted a long princess dress. I showed her the th”

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