Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Spring Dress for a Princess

Good Morning everyone.  It's a beautiful April morning in Michigan and the sun is shining and one feels so ambitious.  I hate to say that Spring is here because I might jinx the warm weather and my days of staying outside and enjoying the sun and warmth might go away.  We have had a hard winter here in Michigan and I guess the rest of the nation hasn't had it too easy either.  When the snow was flying I was a little busy making and having fun sewing and knitting for my grandchildren.  When my kids were little I did alot of sewing and really enjoyed it but when my girls grew up, they weren't exactly happy with my creations.  So now when the grandbabies have come I am back to creating.  I found this cute little bodice in one of my knitting magazines and decided that I just had enough yarn to recreate this little bodice. I am so bad in taking the pictures before I sewed this up but you will get the idea when you see our little Princess dancing around.

I actually ran out of the lime green yarn so I had to improvise by adding some yellow yarn and white with some yellow and blue mixed in.  I think that adding some more color just gave it a little bit more interest.
When I added the yellow it made it a little easier to match up a color for the skirt.  I decided to add a yellow and some tulle on top of the yellow.  I added the skirt 1 1/2 times the width of the bodice and probably tripled the amount of tulle.  I first gathered the tulle and than the yellow and sewed them together first.  Than I added it to the bottom of the bodice being careful not to stretch the knitted bodice.

I finished off the dress by adding some vintage buttons on the back to close the bodice.
And I just finished off the hem by turning it over and top stitching.  Very simple.  I left the tulle with the cut edges because that will not fray.

Here is my little dress before the dancing Princess put it on.

I think it looks like Spring..........

So, here is my little dress for one of my little Princesses.  What do you think?

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  1. I love it! The dress and the princess are adorable!

  2. What a sweet dress. She's charming in it.

  3. Such a beautiful dress. Its so pretty. I have some tulle left from making a Tutu skirt that I can use to make such a dress for my daughter. I don't knit but can sew a bodice.

  4. this is so cute! I love how you combined the knit and fabric!! Featuring you in a fabulous round up of Spring clothes today! Thanks for linking up Create Link Inspire party! Hop on over and check out the fun features!! happy weekend! Emily

  5. Oh this is too cute for words! Love the colour and combining a knit bodice and a tulle skirt is genius. Thankyou for sharing!

  6. What a sweet dress for a sweet little princess. I love your photos! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

  7. Yes, it really looks like Spring, and the touch of yellow in the bodice is perfect to match the two parts of the dress together. Too cute! :-)

  8. so precious! she's just adorable and looks like a sweet little fluffy chick!

  9. Darling. Amazing work! I'd love to see you join link up with us at the Inspire Us Thursdays! link party at

  10. Beautiful dress! Very cool pics! Thanks for sharing at the Anything Goes linky at Bacon Time. Hope to see you again tomorrow.

  11. Awesome. Taking pictures of this age group is like trying to catch a wave and pin it down. Hey, that's from the Sound of Music. :) Thanks for giving inspiration. Linda