Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fluffles of Ruffles

Outfit 110 - 2013-14 School Year

So, Easter is right around the corner and I know some of you are thinking about Easter dresses. When I saw Whimsy Couture's newest release, The Sweet Baby Doll Dress (https://www.etsy.com/listing/185417908/whimsy-couture-sewing-pattern-tutorial?ref=shop_home_active_21) it was a no brainer to buy. This dress screams Easter, Spring Weddings, and just general cuteness. Now, I realize Im probably at the end of my fluffles of ruffles phase of life with my tween, so I am milking it while I can. Check out this adorable cuteness


Ok, I have to tell you, the back sleeves are not attached to the bodice. You thread the ribbon through a tab on the back bodice and use that to gather the sleeve. That thrown out there, I will tell you, she wore a tshirt under it to school. I had this fear of what happens if that tie comes undone. Now, I will tell you, when I picked her up, all was fine and she would have been fine without it. And the tshirt does take away from the effect of the total dress. But, you know, its ok. Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.

So, here is our size 12 version.





I'm sure you can see how this dress would make a PERFECT Easter dress. And, check out this stinking cute fabric. I have to admit, I am a fabric snob most of the time. I got this from Hancock and it is one of the M'Liss fabrics and it has the hand of very expensive woven fabric. Not sheer at all, no raspy feel - I <3 it. She got tons of compliments even with the tshirt on.
Overall, not a quick sew but I got it done in one evening. And dont let the complicated LOOKING sleeve dissuade you from getting this pattern because it is actually not hard and well explained in the pattern.

Hope you all have an amazing weekend. The boy has a bday party tomorrow and then a volunteer service project Saturday morning, then she has a bday party Saturday evening AND she has a big science project due Monday. Fun days - is the school year over yet?? (No, but 4th 9 weeks progress reports come home next week so it IS halfway done!) 

See ya Monday! 

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