Saturday, 5 July 2014

Scalloped Princess Dress LKC Blog Tour and Givaway

What a fun blog tour. I've been so excited waiting to share my contribution. Lydia from Little Kiwi's Closet has designed this adorable dress pattern so every little girl can be a princess. Look at the line up on the tour :)

This pattern has loads of options. Four neckline options, two bodice options, three skirt length options and three hem styles!! By my calculations that's about 72 different dresses in one pattern. And it comes in sizes 12mo to 9yo. 

I asked Eloise which princess she wanted to be, and showed her lots of princess photos for inspiration. She was quite adamant "pink princess mummy". So pink princess is what she got. 

I opted for the scalloped skirt and the princess bodice and rounded neckline. I added in silver bias binding. I then drafted up the poufy parts for the sides... I know they probably have a fancy name but I can't think of it. 

To make the "poufy parts" I used silvery mesh fabric and cut two large circles (I traced around a pool ring). Then I folded them in half and gathered the curved edge with my overlocker. I then attached them between the skirt and the bodice outer before top stitching them in place. 

Eloise is wearing a pettiskirt I made under the dress which gives it a little more fullness. (I might post some pics of the pettiskirt in the next few days).

I love the look of the silver bias but unfortunately it is a bit scratchy, plus, it's winter and quite cold at the moment so we opted for a long sleeved white top underneath. 

I sent Mr Sutures to the shops to get a tiara and wand and I think he did a pretty good job. He even got little clip on earrings which completed the look. 

I didn't have to ask E twice to get all dressed up in this outfit. 

I found this pattern easy to follow and the end result was exactly what I hoped it would be. I think the beauty of this pattern is the many, many options. You can make a fairy tale princess dress with it, but also a regular, wear everyday dress. You can grab your copy of the pattern here. And, don't forget to go to Little Kiwi's Closet to check out the other great dresses on the tour.

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Kerry xx

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