We went to the New Hampshire Renaissance Faire in May. Bella wanted to wear a yellow dress. Toward they end I realized that she looked like Princess Belle!
I bought this pattern last year for a $1 at Joann Fabric on one of their sale weekends! We used the gypsy pattern for the main dress but made it a size big so it was long enough and it would last longer.
I was going to make the sash/belt from the the pink dress but I ran out of time. I had made a simple toule underskirt to wear underneath that was too long. When I shortened it I took the extra fabric and tied it around her waist to make a sash/belt! I also let her take my lace parasol that a friend had given me!
The biggest thing I learned while making her dress was that the fabric unravels like crazy!!!!! All day it kept unraveling and picking up twigs and leaves! I need to either serge the seems (not that I have a Serger), fold them under and sew them inside of themselves, or get some fray stopping stuff.
Here are pictures from throughout the day!
I am the one in green and white... not my favorite outfit but I did make it!
|The dress flies well!|
|Heading to the Faire!|
|Walking with Daddy!|
|Talking with a pirate!|
|She met the queen!|
|Checking out jewelry|
|Walking with Mommy (Me!)|
|This one is my favorite!|