Saturday, July 26, 2008

Wall-E Dress

This is what we did with the Wall-E fabric:


We made Simplicity 3900, our TNT little girls's dress pattern. It may look familiar- this is the pattern I used as the jumping off point for Cherry Blossom and for the Asian Princess dress from last year. Incidentally, Savannah wore the Asian Princess dress a couple of weeks ago while we were out shopping. While we were in the Disney Store, a man with a young daughter stopped us and asked us where we found the dress. He said it was an awesome dress. I was tickled because I got to say that I made it, and because it must be cute if a dad noticed it!
Sadly, the pattern is OOP, but if you have it in your stash or know someone who has it and will let you use it, I highly recommend it. It a great pattern for customizing your own look.

The Wall-E fabric is 100% cotton. We chose this black cotton with white dots as our contrast fabric and this school bus yellow cotton/poly broadcloth as our accent fabric. The front bands, hem band, and armhole bindings are piped in yellow, and of course, the sash is yellow. Here's a close up of the bottom band:

I decided to add the yellow buttons to make it a little different from the previous two dresses, and because they just went so perfectly:
The Princess loves the dress. She's already announced that this will be her "First Day Back to School Dress." She's also informed me that she wants a matching pair of capris to wear underneath it. Those may have to wait until after the Wardrobe Contest.

13 comments:

marybee said...

wow. i am so impressed! that is adorable!! great details!

Adrienne said...

How adorable!!!

Vicki W said...

Yep, adorable is the right word!!

Lynn said...

That is even cuter than I imagined!! I love your choice of accents.

Celestyna said...

TOO cute. Great film, too. I want that dress and I'm a grown-up! :)

MyAwesomeOliveShoots said...

Both the dress and your daughter are adorable! I love how you so perfectly matched everything together, you could go pro, gf!

Blakely said...

I love it. It looks great.

Martha said...

Adorable. The pattern suits the fabric so well. Love it. And she looks quite pleased with it.

angie.a said...

Ok, this is fabulous! I can't believe how fast you whipped this out! She is such a little doll.

tgillock said...

That is super cute! And from your recommendation I pick this pattern up from ebay for 2 bucks! Maybe a back to school dress for my oldest daughter.

Lori said...

What a cute dress and perfect for the first day of school.

Anonymous said...

Love it, love it, love it!!!!! I love love something like this for my son in a dress shirt! Very well done!

Anonymous said...

Where did you get the Wall E fabric? My daughter would like a pillow case made instead of buying an entire sheet set.