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Friday, July 4, 2014

Scalloped Princess Dress, Elsa Style AND Giveaway!

    Whose daughter isn't obsessed with the movie Frozen? Well, mine sure are--much to my husband's dismay. LOL. So, when I got picked to review the Scalloped Princess Dress from LittleKiwisCloset designed by Lydia Perssion, I knew it was going to have to be Elsa inspired. 
Nailed it!!!

    I have to say, I did very well. At first, she wasn't sold on the color--dusky blue/grey--it was some cotton chintz (similar to cotton satin--same shinny sheen but lighter weight) my mother had left after she and my grandmother closed their custom drapery business. But, after she wore it a while, she didn't want to take it off. ;)


    This pattern has soooooo many options, she gives you a page in the pattern to pick and decide what option you're going to do. Quick list: Neckline--scoop neck, square neck, v-neck, or sweatheart neck. Bodice style--Princess V or scalloped. Skirt length--below knee, high-low, or long. Hems--accent facing out, facing hidden, or plain (without scallops). Believe me, you need this page to help you choose. 

    I had L pick so of course it was sweatheart neck, princess bodice, long length, and hidden facing. I ironed on a ton of rhinstones--sparkly piece by sparkly piece (Hint--if you put sparkles on it, they will wear it!)


    

   As always, this pattern is no exception to Lydia's style. Great pictures, excellent directions and a wonderful size range of 12 months to size 9. I would say the most difficult part was top stitching the front bodice to the skirt--getting the skirt gathered just right. I didn't actually do it since I knew I was attaching my Elsa add-on skirt. I did hand stitch the center front bodice V to the skirt so that it wouldn't flap up.


    You have the option of one, two, or three buttons to place on the back--depending on the size of the dress. I choose to put two snaps. The skirt has an absolutely wonderful drape and boy does it twirl!


    My Elsa-inspired add-on: I gathered and sewed lace decorated tulle to a length of FOE and put a snap on the end, making it so that she can remove it and wear it with other outfits. 

    As you can tell, the fit is spot-on. L measured at a size 3 in the chest and I made her a size 3 in length too. This is a fairly easy pattern to sew up. Attaching the rhinestones took the most time. LOL.

    Now, the fun part. Check out everyone else on the tour, see their Scalloped Princess Dress AND enter the GIVEAWAY! (Sponsored by LittleKiwisCloset)





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