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« on: October 16, 2009 10:40:35 PM »

This year my daughter's first birthday was cupcake themed, so of course she needed a cupcake dress! I used a vintage pattern (which turned out to be WAY too big, bummer) and so I will probably have to adjust it so it fits her better, but still, it turned out super cute!

Here is the top of the dress without her sweater on, like I said it turned out waaaaaaaay too big, I don't know what kind of 18 month old this pattern was supposed to fit...

Overall, I was pretty happy with the way it looked. And she was comfortable, and hey, at least it'll fit her for a while!
I will leave you with some of the cupcake-related things I made for the party:

Plush cupcakes as favors:

A beanbag cupcake for her (she is trying to eat it in this pic):

and cupcake bunting:
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009 05:12:50 AM »

I want a cupcake birthday and i am turning 25! How did you make your cute cupcake favors? I have a cupcake kitchen and would love those as part of my decor!!!

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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2009 05:19:06 AM »

The dress is beautiful! FOr the size, did you go by the age/size in the pattern or by the body measurements? I'm asking because my daughter wears size 4, and I made her a size 4 dress that turned out to be too big, then I checked the measurements on the pattern and found that she matches their size 3. well, better to big than too small.....

LOVE the cupcakes, too!!!! the best party favor I've seen!
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2009 09:01:56 AM »

Thanks! I made up a pattern that I used for the cupcakes, basically traced the inside of a cupcake baking sheet cup and then used a gathered, stuffed circle as the top...does that make sense? I freehanded the 'frosting' on the top and then just used a vintage button as the cherry!

In response to Elisana, I used the body measurements from the pattern, not the actual size, and it still turned out huge! I think part of the problem is that my Daughter is a very skinny size 18 months...really more like 9 months in the waist and 18 months for length. I may just take it in on the sides if I use that pattern again.
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2009 04:52:25 AM »

I need to have that cupcake material immediately!! Where did you find it? Great job. I love the colours you used. Such a sweetie.

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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2009 12:18:57 PM »

Lol! I found it at Joanns...of course! They have four or five different kinds of cupcake themed fabric right now, and I have them all. What can I say? I'm a hoarder!
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2009 08:49:31 PM »

Soooo very adorable!! I especially love the little cupcake favors.

My girls are the same way, about 12m width and 2t height. This is why I started out just drafting my own patterns. I was very tired of everything looking like a potato sac on them, with straps falling off their narrow shoulders!

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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2009 05:48:43 AM »

 Embarrassed I dont think we have a Joanns in Australia. I'm off to google cupcake fabrics though!!

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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2009 10:52:42 AM »

The whole party looked so cute! And you can't really tell in the sweater pic that its too big. Lol, my daughter has a dress she wears to go to church with my parents, and she sits indian style on the floor and its not wide enough for her to be as comfortable as she'd like to be, so she starts yelling "stuck! stuck!" For her, i've found wider is better, but then i run into problems with the height, I've got to start making her clothes for her!
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