Luckily for her, she has a tiny-bit-crazy mother who thought it would be super awesome fun to sew up a full on princess gown for her toddler. Did I mention the little girl is both the youngest in the family and the only girl? Yeah.
So Ivy got a princess dress.
Unfortunately, the crown turned into burning acid whenever it was placed on Ivy’s head.
But even with all that, I absolutely love this dress. I was so intimidated going in, but ended up pleasantly surprised at how nicely it came together. The only issue for me was gathering all the tulle. I was doing it on my serger, and the tulle kept cutting the threads, so I’d have to rethread over and over and over. Ugh. But seriously, other than that, it actually came together pretty quick and easy. Using trim along the bottom, I didn’t even have to hem! I followed the sizing guide, which placed Ivy in the 12 month range, and the fit is fantastic.
And it was so perfect for the little Princess Picnic that my friend threw for her daughter’s birthday.
The dress definitely got Ivy’s seal of approval. Layers and layers of tulle is, like, Ivy’s wardrobe dream come true. Plus, there is an additional lining, under all the tulle skirting, to keep the scratchy material away from her legs. She wore it the whole day, for all kinds of activities and errands (fact: tiny girl in a princess gown receives ridiculous amounts of attention at the grocery store. seriously. ridiculous.). And now, if someone can give me some tips on washing costume satin, that would be really great.
And thank you 5 & 10 Designs for putting out such an amazing book of dress patterns, and including the princess gown of my two-year old’s dreams.