Friday, January 4, 2013

SEWING FOR A PRINCESS


My DIL bought Abby a princess dress for her birthday, but the princess wasn't happy with it as it scratched her delicate skin.  So, I thought maybe I could make her a dress that didn't scratch.  I looked at a bunch of patterns, but they were pretty complicated.  I thought maybe if she had a decorated T-shirt and it was tucked in the skirt, the shirt would protect the delicate skin from any scratchiness.  So to JoAnn's I went.  While there I purchased 2 yards of some wide sheer glistening stuff.  I also saw some stretchy soft fabric that I thought might be a good top - that I could make plenty long enough so it wouldn't come out of the skirt.

Sheer glistening skirt fabric

Fabric partially made into top
I'm going to have her try on the shirt before I sew up the sides to make sure it fits OK.

Chair modeling skirt
The fancy appliqué on the shirt top was found at a thrift shop for 50 cents and the net type fabric around the waist was a remnant.  I'm not sure yet what I'll do with it.

And, why make one when you can make two while you are at it?  So, I'm making 2 skirts so that if a friend comes over, she can at least have a princess skirt to wear.  The tucks in the skirt can be let down if the princess grows a lot.

BTW, two of my blogging friends that wanted to be able to see my "secret" blog don't have an email on their blog that I can access, so if you want to be in on secret blog, I will need your email address.

16 comments:

a good yarn said...

Brings back memories of sewing for my friends three girls. It's going to be a very pretty dress when it's finished.

Lori said...

Princess Abby is going to have so much fun!!!

Impera_Magna said...

A little princess is going to be thrilled with her new outfit! I love it... and how kind and thoughtful of you to help out with the uber-sensitive princess skin issue!

:)

---"Love" said...

That pink is perfect for a princess! You are a wonderful granny! ---"Love"

canuckquilter said...

Abby is a lucky little princess to have a sewing grandma like you. The dress will be lovely. I sympathize with her about scratchy fabric - nobody believed me about it when I was little!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

What A SPECIAL dress for your little princess...You are a very special grandma!

Carolyn :)

Janet O. said...

What a lucky princess--and what a great idea to make a skirt for a friend to wear. Princess definitely have more fun with friends!

Kathie said...

what a lucky little princess Abbey is!
how cute is that , nice for you to make one for a friend
oh I remember the days when you had to teach them to share and it was hard if it was their favorite thing.
I am sure this will be Abbeys fAVORITE dress up dress and she won't have to share!
Kathie

lillianscupboard said...

That's a wonderful idea. I had a daughter and then a granddaughter who were sensitive to everything - this would have been ideal.
Lillian
lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

Doniene said...

Perfect princess dress!!! You are a perfect Grandma!!

Liriopia said...

A pink Princess dress! I love Princess dresses! What a lucky grandmom you are! Take every opportunity to enjoy your little Princess!

Liri

Barb said...

That is so clever...so fun to be able to sew for her I am sure.

MARCIE said...

You are such a good grandma to be sewing princess dresses! I wish I had just one of the dresses my grandmother made for me. I remember little flowers, ruffles, and tiny rick rack. You are making your little one sweet memories as well.

Beth said...

That new Princess outfit will make your Princess happy. I hate anything scratchy myself. I still rememeber some dresses that had that scratchy stuff under the skirt. Yuck. :)
Lucky girl, smart grandma.

Katie said...

This must be the year for sewing clothes - seems they're everywhere on the blogs! But the princess dress? I think that takes the cake! And one for a friend? You're one awesome grandma! I hope this dress passes the not-scratchy test because it would be a shame to have it unwearable.

becka said...

Your princess outfits are lovely. I'm sure they will be worn often. I thought my last attempt to be added to your secret blog included my email address. It is becloach@gmail.com