Saturday, August 15, 2015

Belle's blue dress (simplicity 1507)

 Have I mentioned that I love .99 Cent pattern week at Hobby Lobby?  That's right, you can get up to 10 patterns per day for .99 cents! So when my brother texted me this week joking that I should make costumes for my 2 year old niece to wear to Disney this fall, I knew I could do just that!

I decided to start with Belle's blue dress and I knew Simplicity 1507 would work well with the full skirt, poofy sleeves (view A) and optional collar.  I used kona solids (also from Hobby Lobby), making the skirt and bodice from light blue and the sleeves and collar in white. 




For the apron, I cut the front panel for the skirt 3 inches shorter, turned down the edges twice and sewed a straight hem.  Then I cut a strip of fabric 6 inches x42 inches, ironed it like bias tape and attached it to the apron as the tie.

Because this is a costume for a two year old, I opted for Velcro closure instead of a zipper.

Talk about an easy project!   Start to finish was right at an hour in a half (roughly 3.5 episodes of New Girl on Netflix)

 I plan to make a white, soft, fluffy, lace trimmed underskirt with an elastic waist band to be worn under various princess dresses. 

I will get to see my niece this weekend so hopefully I can try it on her and get some pictures.  :)

                                                     Lillian Pup loves to help me sew!

The other baby/toddler/little girl patterns I got include Simplicity:

1450 - I mean seriously too cute!

1449 - I can whip up view C, D, E, F in 30 minutes no joke.  This is actually my second time buying this pattern, I have it in the bigger sizes and bought the 6month-2T this time

S0228 - How could I resist?  

1508 - view A/B SCREAM classic Cindrella!

1171 - maybe a cotton Rapunzel-inspired dress?

1447 - just adorable

1921 - I just thought this would be a great go-to for baby sizes of bloomers and little dresses