If you saw Alea’s sketches earlier, you know this girl has taste. No little blue frock was going to pass muster for her. I armed myself with a video still from the new movie and 6 yards of blue fabric and got to work.
Thankfully I did have a pattern for a little girls’ dress with a v-shaped waist, but of course the sizing was completely wrong. Alea is turning 7 but her measurements dictated that I make a size 2T. Don’t you hate patterns? But I was still grateful to have it as a template of sorts.
I basically made the dress twice, once in the blue fabric and again in the sheer overlay. Then I sewed ribbon and lace to the neckline and sleeve hems and sewed buttons up the front. It was actually pretty simple and I was pleased with how easily it came together.
Then I turned it over to Susan for some embellishment. If you’ve slogged through our entire “All About Us” page, you know that I enjoy construction and Susan does embellishment, so this dress was a perfect project on which to collaborate. Sorry, that was an awkward sentence, but it literally hurts my feelings to end a sentence in a preposition.
Susan cut a strip of light blue velveteen and sewed decorative stitches in black before attaching it to the hem of the dress. As that hem was about 150 inches around, each decorative stitch took like 10 minutes to do. We took turns sitting with our foot on the pedal to ease the boredom and ankle strain.