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Pick the right pattern and a fabric you love, and with a little time and effort, you’ll be creating a wearable item and there will be no looking back!
Make this beautiful dress for her to wear to the Easter Egg hunt. Just think of the photo opportunities to go along with it!
For this dress, I bought a lot of tulle, some shiny fabric and a cotton printed fabric. Once I had selected the fabrics, I felt more confident about this project. I stepped away from the pink (which we bought last year) and used my daughters’ second favorite color, purple, instead.
I first cut the yoke of the dress, as three different pieces. I also cut the back (not seen in photo) as two pieces, so that it would have a button or zipper closure. For sizing, I used a good fitting blouse that my daughter wears.
For the sleeves, I cut two layers of tulle for each sleeve. The 8 inch Amplify® RazorEdge Fabric Shears are nice and heavy and give a clean cut on the tulle. The sleeve I chose is a basic cap sleeve- you could make a frilly puffy sleeve using elastic instead. The sleeve still frills up a little here, so it looks pretty.
Here’s what the top of the dress looks like:
For the skirt, I first sewed each of the three layers individually to form a tube. I then layered them inside each other and loosely hand sewed along the top. I then adjusted the frills formed and pinned it onto the yoke, and machine stitched it all into place.
I pinned the hem and stitched it in place.
The final touches were the addition of some jewels. I cheated a bit here and used fabric glue to get them onto the dress. While I love hand embroidery, I am really bad at sewing buttons and jewels. I saved a few extra gems, in case the dress looses any of the gems later. This way, I can always glue them back.
The expression on my daughters face when she saw the finished dress- priceless! This dress will always be special for her.
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