Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Wonderland Dress: PRNP SIgnature Entry

Today is S's 4th birthday.  I must admit I got a bit teary-eyed when we sang happy birthday.  How did that little tiny baby that we brought home get so big?  Anyway, we celebrated with a Mad Hatter Tea Party for S and all her friends.  It was well worth all the hard work and planning to make her day special.

This is our interpretation of Alice in Wonderland.  The apron was made from Carefree Clothes for Girls in linen and a target liberty floral print that Kristin of Skirt as Top so generously included with a fabric swap we made a few months ago.  Thanks Kristin.  I hope I did the fabric justice.

The dress is a luxurious purplish-blue velveteen.  I'm proud to say that I  drafted the pattern myself.  The bodice was based on a fitted tee and the skirt is composed of two widths of fabric, box-pleated and slightly gathered.  The most difficult part was the sleeves.  I knew I wanted slim sleeves with fitted shoulders.  Originally, I    had envisioned wrist lenght sleeves with white french cuffs, but when we went to try it on S she complained that the sleeves were too tight.  So I cut off the sleeves to just above the elbow  and added a slight inward curve.  The peter pan collar has one sparkly diamond button and each sleeve has the same button on top of the curve. 
The dress is short (a deliberate decison cause I love that look) and high waisted.  I added a glitter belt that I made out of a rtibbon.  The outfit is completed with sparkly shoes and a matching headband.

Mismatching buttons in the back.  Yes, they sell mismatching buttons in packets now.
I'm entering this outfit onto the Project Run & Play because I love it that much.  Wish me luck:).


  1. trinh, it's so beautiful! and so is your birthday girl. i'm so sad we missed the fun today. i need to see this dress in real life, it's amazing.

  2. Happy birthday to your beautiful girl! Love the color and fit and fun buttons on the dress. Great job with making the pattern!!!

  3. Wow she is one of the two most beautufil girls I have ever seen :).

  4. I love it! hope the party was fun.

  5. Thank you for the kind words on my own entry. I'm drooling over that velveteen. Such a lovely dress- those sleeves are perfect. Great job!


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