We are ready to celebrate July 4th!!
Momo needed a new patriotic dress this year. So I went with her favorite style at this time, a twirly dress!
This dress is a copy of this dress I bought online 2 years ago. The bodice fits her right now with no room to grow, and the skirt is too short. So it is time to say good-bye to this one. But before I let it go, I wanted to re-create this design.
I traced the original dress bodice, and added seam allowance and enough room to grow for Momo. Well, I think I over-did it again. The dress bodice is a too big on her.
But thanks to the waist tie, the dress can be worn fitted!
The original dress had two small buttons in the back. I went with two large star buttons.
The fabrics are from Jo-Ann. It is the same print I used for the Orange Georgia Twirl Dress. I thought the chrysanthemum print looked like fireworks, perfect for a patriotic dress!
The original dress had 3 panels sewn together. It was not a full circle skirt, it was more like 3/4 or smaller circle skirt. I cut a full circle skirt, and while adjusting to the bodice I trimmed about 1/5 circle off. It still has plenty of twirl power, and I think I may like it better than a full circle.
The flower was made in the same way as Princess Tiana Crown and Flower. I just used the scrap fabrics. You see the huge fabric-covered button in the middle? It is about 1 1/2 inch diameter. I bought them at a dollar store when I was in Japan (well, since I was in Japan, it was 100yen store) last year. They are made in the U.S., but I have not seen them at the local craft stores. I love Japanese dollar stores!
We are looking forward to seeing some beautiful fireworks!
I do not think I will have anything to show until the holiday is over. So I know it is a little early, but let me say...
Happy July 4th everyone!
Linking up to those fun parties.