Since my sweet niece was celebrating her first birthday with a party in "Onederland," I naturally had to make her an Alice inspired outfit for her to wear for the big day. I hadn't drawn out a design until the day I sat down to sew, but I knew what I wanted for a long time before that and it had been in my head for awhile. Luckily, therefore, I has mentally redesigned and reworked it until I knew it would turn out perfectly without having any major difficulties that made me go back to the drawing board. Unlike the pinafore that took forever and a day, but still turned out cute because I was so determined it would be, darn it!
The outfit is made of fairly simple designs, but once you put them all together, it just creates this darling look. I sewed ruffles on the hemline of the blue dress and created balance by doing a ruffled collar as well. I wanted some interest around the neckline so I cut a keyhole and added two black ties to create a bow. I then cut low on the apron bib to showcase the dress front, and added simple, long shoulder sashes that loop through the waistband to tie into a bow at back. I love this little outfit so much that I decided to add the design to the shop, but I'm happy the first one was created especially for my little niece!