Here is a princess dress I have been working on for months...Little Princess Anna dress for my little princess :)
Momo loves all the girlie dresses I make, but nothing makes her happier than a princess dress. So I keep sewing them...I will as long as she lets me. And I am submitting this princess dress as my signature look for Project Run & Play sew-along's week 4 theme, signature look, just as I have submitted princess dresses in the past.
Momo and I love Disney movies, and needless to say, Frozen is one of our favorites. I have already sewn up an Elsa Dress (here), so naturally it was time to make an Anna dress. But instead of Anna's signature look, a pink coat and a blue skirt dress, I wanted something different. Since Momo is a little girl, why not dress her in a dress as princess Anna was dressed when she was a little girl? Thus this little Anna dress was born.
Kids Art Sally Dress, but not on this princess dress.
So the dress was put on hold again while I thought about what to do next...
Sally Dress pattern. When I decided to make this dress, I immediately knew I wanted to use the Sally Dress for its square neckline. Also I liked how Sally Dress has no buttons or zipper in the back, making it easy for Momo to dress by herself. I wanted this dress to be a play dress she can wear anytime she wants
And my fabric choice for this play-friendly dress is broadcloth again. I did not want dressy satin, or 100% cotton that is easy to wrinkle. I actually wanted knits, but could not find the colors I wanted. So I went with broadcloth...they come in many colors to choose from, they are very lightweight and inexpensive.
The sleeves were made puffier, and the skirt was made with 2 layers. I followed this tutorial for the scallop hem on the top layer of the skirt. Then I added decorative stitching to keep the scallops in place. Obviously I did not make as many scallops as the picture above...I wanted to keep the number of the flower stencils minimum ;)
When Momo first time saw the dress, she did not recognize what character the dress was supposed to be for... I actually had to show her the picture from the book and tell her it's a little Anna's dress ;o But then she got excited and could not stay away from the mirror, checking out herself.
Then I threw in a little olaf and snow to play with, she could not be happier :)
Linking up to those fun parties.