These are the pictures I've been really excited to share(!) but decided to catch up in mostly chronologic order for clarity's sake. :)
A little bit ago I picked up a pattern bundle that included the darling Sally Dress pattern by luvinthemommyhood. Ansley changed her mind about her Halloween costume again and started telling people she was going to be Little Red Riding Hood again, which is fabulous because the coat still fits! (ohmygosh she's so little and cute in those pictures!). She also decided she was getting a new dress so I had her sketch one out and then drew her the version I had in mind (the Sally Dress hahaha) and she was satisfied.
(The alternate costume idea was Ansley would be Yzma from The Emperor's New Groove. She wanted Tyrone to be Kronk, I think so he could carry her in a tent like contraption on his shoulders and she wanted me to be either Pacha or the llama.)
The most time consuming part of the dress was hand sewing the lining of the bodice to the sleeves. It took as long as the rest of the dress! I am so slow. Also, one sleeve looks lots better than the other but I didn't redo it. Next time I'll just be more careful. The bodice is a size five, since it's designed to be semi fitted and I wanted it to fit well now. Most of the clothes I've been sewing for Ansley are size six. The skirt is extra twirly and the length is between a size five and a size six and Ansley loves the giant pockets.
She's my favorite! Here's her star dance. She made it up and it's the cutest thing ever.
More Star Dance.
Love the little point formed by the bodice.