I really only picked this pattern because a.) it was 1.99 at Joanns and b.) it had a similar bodice and circle skirt so I wouldn't have to reinvent the wheel. I did a freeform ruching overlay on the front bodice and embellished with some aqua sequin trim. The back I just cut the tulle the same as the back bodice. I did a gathered tulle overlay skirt over the main skirt. I was riding a wing and a prayer with it, too. With as crazy as this weekend was, I got the bodice finished on Saturday evening and the dress completely finished last night. I didn't make a muslin, so I was crossing my fingers because commercial patterns can go all over the place with sizing. Fortunately, it fit perfectly *whew*. I handstitched the lining down last night and around 11pm, all was done. Of course, you realize what that means, right? I have to get something made for her tomorrow tonight! So, as soon as I post the blog post for tonight, its off to sew sew sew!
So, may I present to you - Her Royal Highness, the Birthday Princess in her Water inspired gown
This one above is my absolute favorite of the group. I feel like it really embodies the water/flowy feeling she was going for. She said she felt beautiful and that means the world to me.
Happy birthday, sweet beautiful girl. May the next year be full of blessings and wonder as you grow. Your mommy and daddy love you very very much!
So, I guess I need to go make something for tomorrow :0 Do you have any go to quick sew patterns for tweens? If so, share them here. I would love to know some for backups!
Till then (and wish me luck),