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« on: March 18, 2012 07:49:29 PM »

So, my daughter decided that I needed to make her an Easter dress this year. She's 4, and apparently has been jonesing for one ever since we went to the mall a few weeks ago and she saw a whole bunch of them for sale. 

She's reached the girlie-girl stage, and everything has to be a princess dress...  I had no clue what to do, because the only dress pattern that was princess-y was the one I'm saving for the flower girl dress I'll be making for a friend's wedding... 

I took DD to the fabric store, where she picked out a color I would NEVER have chosen (salmon with yellow print on it), and then some sparkly chiffon to go on top of it - she even found matching ribbon to go with it...

We got home, and I offered up Simplicity's Pattern #3588 Child Dress or Jumper: http://www.simplicity.com/p-1938-child-dresses.aspx as the pattern...  DD chose view B, but insisted on the sparkly chiffon and ribbon to go on it as well...

This was the end result... 


The dress, just hanging around...


A close-up of the bodice...  The original design was for a stylized mandarin dress, but DD wanted a little more...


A close-up of the sleeve...  Note the colorful sparklies on it...


A delighted daughter in her new Easter dress.

Enjoy!

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012 08:36:49 PM »

Oh my goodness, that is too cute. Your little peanut is so stinkin' adorable!
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2012 10:06:39 PM »

That's not what I remember easter dresses being, but I suppose the most important part of easter dresses is the princess being happy. It's very cute!
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2012 10:12:49 PM »

She is so cute in her new Easter dress!  I love that she picked out the fabrics and style of the dress Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2012 10:33:55 PM »

So cute! (I want the grownup version)
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012 01:09:58 AM »

So adorable!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012 09:02:43 AM »

 Grin Thank you for all your wonderful comments!

I know, it's not exactly like the Easter dresses in the store, and certainly not like they were when I was growing up, but it definitely brought a HUGE smile to DD's face when she saw the finished product.

And, as well, DD isn't exactly like most kids, anyway. Tee hee...  Roll Eyes

I think, honestly, she just wanted another princess dress to go to SCA events in...  I told her she could wear this one to indoor events only, thank you - and only after we got pictures for Easter to send to the family.

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Thanks again for looking!

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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2012 01:33:46 PM »

Your DD looks quite happy in her new dress.  She looks like a princess!!!! :-)
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