It feels like the past few weeks since we've moved into the new house have been a whirlwind of comings and goings. I still have a few boxes left to unpack, but we spent the weekend hanging pictures and artwork and generally making it feel more like home. I haven't been able to paint any room in the house yet, which is bothering me, but I think all that will have to wait awhile though. The colors aren't terrible, so at least they're not begging to be painted, it's just not what I would have chosen. Granted, the studio still has the original groovy paneling from the 70s, and that will be the first room that gets a makeover!
I have been sewing up new dresses lately and was especially eager about certain pinafore ones. I wanted to share the newest creation in the Fairytale Collection, the Ice Princess Inspired Blue Pinafore Dress and Blouse. I was excited about this little dress because it seemed like a simple but charmingly quaint design that is super wearable. I want my creations to enliven imaginations and make little princesses feel really special and excited to wear them while keeping all the Queen Mothers unashamed to be seen with them in public without all the gaudy frou frou some costumes have.
I love the way it turned out. I began by making the dress first, which is lovely because it can be worn by itself or with the darling little blouse underneath. I added a simple maroon trim that I made with my favorite little bias tape machine around the neckline, armholes, and hemline. A sweet little ruffle also adds a bit of whimsy to the edges as well, which didn't take as long as I thought it would.
The cinched belt sash is so darling with its gathered front detail, and of course, gotta have the big bow in the back. I cut the back down into a deep square neck, and I love the way it turned out. There are hidden side pockets too to keep those frozen hands warm or for stuffing found treasures in when going on an adventure.
Like I mentioned before, the blouse can also be worn with the dress or by itself for the beginning of a sweet vintage look with its little collar and banded puff sleeves. I love the simplicity of a little girl's shirt that buttons down the back. It all comes together so well, and the colors are so vibrant and girly without being too childish.
Check out this item and others at the website or the Etsy shop.