I had the idea of blue and white holiday dress since last Holiday season. I don't normally shop at the malls, but one day before Christmas I was walking around the mall, and a blue and white dress for little girls caught my eyes. I did not get to make it last year, since I was busy and I already had another store-bought Holiday dress for Momo. But this year Momo needed a new Holiday dress, so here it is.
The original dress I saw was sleeveless design. And I think it had more tiers of ruffles. I tried to search the image to refresh my memory, but since it being last year's dress, I could not find it. I was going to make mine sleeveless too, but then I decided to add the sleeves. It is after all, winter even in Texas.
To make the tiers of ruffles, I referred to this tutorial: Tiered Ruffle Dress -Un Petit Design
The store dress was made of velour kind of fabric. I went to Jo-Ann, and saw velour knit in the colors I wanted. I usually like knit fabric, but this one gave me major headache.... the edge kept rolling up, and the fabric moved around when right side were faced together. And this fabric is kind of heavy, making the dress a lot heavier than I expected. I did not realize that until I put them all together.
Awww, much better, I think.
Momo tried to stash the candy in her sash... I guess a large pocket is needed for this girl's Holiday dress...
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