Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Frocks & Locks

We've got an upcoming trip to Disney World and since this trip will mark our girl's first trip to see Mickey & Minnie and all thier friends, she had to have something new to wear! I'd been searching Etsy for something cute and came across a pillowcase minnie mouse dress that I loved... I emailed the seller last week about it and asked if there was any way she could have it to me by the middle of next week... she was so nice and replied right away that she was swamped with orders and couldn't make a dress for us. I was ill thinking about how cute the dress was... then I did it... I thought, "well, if she can make it, I could make it!" I mean come on, I did get a blue rosette for best of show at the SRF one year for my sewing project... (the Little House on the Prairie dress, that still has me asking, "WHY?!?!?!?").


So while doing some birthday party shopping on Tuesday, I'd decided to stop in the fabric store and pick up some minnie mouse red and white polka dots! Just a few dollars later, I'd gotten all the stuff and assumed I could whip out the dress that afternoon. ASSUMED.




It didn't take me long to remember that back when I was pushing the pedal and momma was handling the fabric, I didn't have a toddler crawling around at my feet. The project was put on hold until later that night after bedtime. A couple hours later, I gave up on ripping out a seam that I'd just sewn, threw my hands up and then crawled into bed. Wednesday was a new day. I finished ripping the seam and started that part over... I worked on it again, a little during naptime and then that night. Today all that was left was putting Minnie's finishing touches on (her hairbow and the zig zag stitch around her)....


Here's the finished product:



I'm still kind of shocked at how cute it turned out. (From a distance, anyway... I wouldn't let you turn the hem over and check my seams or anything crazy like that... I mean come on, it's not a fair entry or something! Cause if it was, I'd have mom over here running the fabric through while I pushed the peddle... ha...)




Annabelle had to try on her new frocks...





And I'm not sure if you noticed or not, but it was a pretty big day at our house (besides the fact that momma made a dress that was wearable)...we had our first set of piggy tails! AB's hair is finally long enough on top to pull up for some piggies...
I just sat and smiled at her with her hair pulled up like a big girl. I had to take it down though, because she looked TOO grown!

~amw~

14 comments:

Janie said...

OMG!! Way to go Momma! You are very talented. The only thing now is we expect to see more from your sewing closet!! I love it! Have you seen the red and white polka dot shoes? My girls had every color they made. So sad that they are getting to big not to wear them :-(. Did you get my email?
AB is a doll with those piggies! I love them!!

Tamara Ann said...

You did such a good job Annie! I love the dress and Belle's piggies!

Sherrie said...

What a cutie! The dress is adorable.

Tania said...

You did a great job on Belle's "Minnie Mouse Dress". Lovin' those piggies. She is such a cutie. Have fun on your trip to Disney. Can't wait to see pictures.

Carrie said...

Stop it! That is the cutest minnie mouse dress! I love it. You did so good! And the pigtails are precious. Can't wait to see pictures from your Disney trip next week.

Aleta Kaylee said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the dress! You are very talented, Annie!

Stephanie and Adam said...

OMG That is so stinkin cute! You did a great job. I was actually going to email you and tell you that I could mail Ava's dress to you so she could wear it- but I don't have to now :) She is going to be so cute next week. I can't wait to read all about it! Have fun!

Lyndsay said...

Precious, absolutely precious. You will have the cutest little girl there for sure!

Stephanie said...

The dress looks so Awesome!!!! And I could eat her up in those adorable pig tails!

amyp12 said...

That dress is so cute and even more special since you made it! I'm very impressed. She is so pretty!

Julianne Hendrickson said...

That dress is ADORABLE...way to GO! So cute :) I want one for the future child i will have in...7 years!

Rebecca said...

PRECIOUS!!!

You are quite talented, my friend! I have tried to make jon jons before for Wyatt but my frustration won & I quit! The one time that I did finish one it was about 4 sizes too big!

LOVE IT!!!

Becky said...

Give yourself credit...a smart lady! Precious little Annabelle right down to the pigtails & shoes!

Anonymous said...

how talented you are!!! and the game pictures are wonderful, I don't get on this thing as much as would like, have to check my school e-mail stuff first, can't check it at school, for some reason my computer doesn't work out on the pe field??? Kellee told me about the disney outfit she got for your trip. Hope ya have/had a super time. You and Devin were in my prayers this week. You are one strong Godly woman.psalm 18:1 right. God bless and do you do bigger size dresses, and PIG tails rule love ya Erin