I didn’t have a pattern for this dress so I used one of her knit play dresses as a guide. It worked out perfectly! Since it is knit I didn’t have to add buttons or a zipper. I just slips over her head!
I lined the bodice with another layer of knit to make it nice and sturdy. This knit was found at Girl Charlee fabrics for $5.75. One yard was plenty.
I made the skirt extra wide and gathered it so that she could do lots of twirling. She loves how it flows when she walks around. Nice and roomy and feminine!
One of my favorite parts is the trim! I found this ready to go pleated trim at Wholeport. I simply sewed it along the bottom and around the sleeves.
The ears were purchased on e-bay and the shoes are a hand-me-down from a cousin that received a second life with this little gal. She’s been wearing them 24/7. And why wouldn’t she? They have tiny heels! We will add her red pea coat for Halloween night to keep her warm and I am going to see about finding some little white gloves.
The best part?
She loves the dress so much that she’s already worn it several times. I don’t mind spending the time to sew a costume if it is going to get used all year long!
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