Monday, January 13, 2020

Dress Up Clothes



In the land of make-believe and dress-up, is the play time for kids.  I have a granddaughter who loves to play dress-up and for her birthday, I wanted to add some dress-up garments.




Here is a overview of the garments and patterns, all made in a Size 2 or a small according to the pattern sizing. .  All the fabric came from Joann's and my sewing room floor still has fur and glitter even after running my vacuum  a few times!


:Let's start with this purple, cream dress, or as I call it a Cinderella princess dress.  The pattern is Simplicity 1303 and it is view C.



I loved the light purple fabric but there was only enough for the bodice, so I used a cream flannel back satin for the skirt.  This view, has an extra belt piece, a cute fabric belt with the tulle attached. This is such a good idea and I can see it being used on several of the other outfits I made.




This next outfit was the first garment I made, the unicorn tulle is just so cute.  The pattern is skirts only, Simplicity 8627, Disney Princess pattern to be exact.


A better look at the unicorns.  The top is Simplicity 8729, view B and I slimmed it quite a bit, this tunic/dress is really wide.  I had just enough of the light purple to cut the body of the top.



This skirt was a bit big on her, so I quickly added some tucks to the back elastic.

Next up Simplicity 8729 again, the dress and the robe.  There was very little pink heart fabric, so it is only used on the front and back of the dress.  Sorry the shine from this fabrics make it hard to photograph.


The trim on the sleeve was a clearance Christmas trim

Since this is a wide dress and she has lots of extra room, I thought when she gets taller, I can add a ruffle to the bottom.  

The cape take quite a bit of fabric, I made mine shorter!  The collar is such a pretty detail which I wanted to stand up like it was designed.  I used two layers of fusible fleece and it really has nice body and stands up!

The ribbon, is from a spool I purchased at Joann's I just went for the one with one with the most glitter!





Another cape coming up and it is an Unicorn inspired one, Simplicity 8483, view D.  Oh, my gosh, it is just so cute



The ears are interfaced and there is cardboard inserted to keep them up.



Last but not least, I used up the last of the flannel back satin and made one more dress from Simplicity 8729 and some scraps of trims to make an apron to match, too.



Oh one more thing, I made doll outfits to match for her 18" doll, a Christmas present from an Aunt.  The purple/white princess dress is a pattern from when I made my daughters doll clothes,
 Simplicity 5705.  Actually they are all from patterns I made for my daughters' dolls.






14 comments:

  1. How much fun! Your granddaughter will love this! When I was small my grandmother made my doll clothes to match mine. Seventy years later I still have the doll & her clothes. Great memories.

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    1. She immediately had to put the purple dress on! She was so cute wearing it and you could tell she thought it was so fun. Thanks

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  2. Oh WoW. Just WOW. I can just imagine her eyes lighting up when she opened her gifts. - And the confusion when she realizes not every little girl's grandmother creates just beautiful masterpieces!

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    1. She was pretty excited and wanted to try some of them on right away! You are right if you have someone in your family that can make things, kids think that is the way it is everywhere.

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  3. They turned out adorable - one lucky little girl!

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  4. These lovely, fun dresses/capes take me back to my daughters as they adored playing dressup. Years later I spoiled my granddaughter with countless princess gowns - so much fun to sew. Thanks for sharing. Karen

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    1. Thanks, Karen, she loves her new clothes. I told her parents I was sorry for the multiple clothing changes they will have to do now!

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  5. Just wonderful - and so much fun! I'll bet that it's even better to watch her play dress up! 💕

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    1. It is so fun to watch her play dress up. She loves to do and you can tell she is thinking, "I look so good!"

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  6. Lori, these are so beautiful ... and fun! My grandgirls LOVE to play dress-up, and would be so happy to be wearing unicorns!! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. The unicorn cape is so fun, isn't it? I loved making these.

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  7. What beautiful dress up gowns you've created for your granddaughter, she is going to be on cloud nine when she gets them for her birthday, she will remember this forever! Great job.

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    1. she loved the dress-up clothes! Thanks so much.

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