Sunday, November 14, 2010

Supergirl... in a Super Dress!

This is a brand new release from Simplicity, which I just picked up last week for $1.  It's a "Hannah Montana" set of coordinates, with dress/tunic, pants, jacket, and vest.  LMP (Little Miss Princess) chose the dress version.  Of course, she's already submitted her request for the coordinating vest, too.  Maybe next week...
Girl's & Girl's Plus Sportswear
The pattern includes sizes 8 - 16, but she needs about a 6, so I graded the 8 down, using the difference to the size 10, but going smaller.  I'm pretty proud of myself, as it fits perfectly!  I cut on the 8 lines, figuring that I'll probably be making another in the future.
I used about 1.5 yds (60" wide) of some really cute pink/grey/lavendar flannel I got from Ressy's co-op not too long ago.  LMP is very happy with how cozy and warm it is, so it's a great garment with tights or leggings for this coming winter.  Our 60 degree temps have disappeared, and snow is in the forecast by the end of the week!
My favorite features of this dress are the little touches that make it look so RTW.  The front cutton placket and the button tabs for shortening the sleeves weren't difficult to do at all, and really make the dress more current.  Although... can I tell you that I made 3 major mistakes during construction!?  I accidentally caught the facing and stitched in flipped open when I did  the little box at the bottom of the collar opening. Rip, rip...  I stitched the side seams with the wrong sides together WITH THE SERGER.  Rip, rip, rip...
That's what happens when you let your mind wander late at night, huh?  A sure sign to close up shop for the night and get some zzzzz's!
We bought the coordinating belt at Meijer, and stopped at the bead store to make matching bracelets.  LMP did all the stringing, and I did the knotting.  Obviously, this girl (along with all little girls) loves a little bling, bling!
This dress (and pattern) is a win-win, so I'm happy.  The instructions and sizing are spot on, and construction wasn't tedious (except for my mistakes).  I worked on it here and there, over the course of the week, and she was happy to wear it to church this morning.  I'm planning on making the vest she wants, along with a pair of leggings to put underneath.  I highly recommend this pattern for any little girl in your life, whether they are a Hannah fan, or not!

16 comments:

HeathersSphere said...

She's so adorable and stylish! I am very glad that you had success with this pattern. Her dress is nicer than RTW. These coordinates will outlive Hannah Montana's reign on Disney. Uh oh, you enabler you. You convinced me to get this pattern for my former HM fan!

Amanda S. said...

How cute! I love the pink plaid and your daughter is adorable!

Patty said...

So cute, both the dress and LMP! Love the poses she is making for the camera :-)

Michelle said...

Oh, my! That is so adorable!!! I love the plaid, and she did a fantastic job with her bracelets. I will definitely have to get this one for Sadie, she would just pass right out if she had a pink plaid dress.

angie.a said...

she is so stinking cute! Man, I have a ton of HM and LM patterns we never got to. Sniff. Love the blingbling too!

Gorgeous Things said...

Oh I just LOVE that! The dress and the model are both the greatest!!!

Bunny said...

Too cute! The bracelets are awesome too.

Gail said...

Kristine, Have you been cloned? She is the living image of you. Lovely dress. Enjoy this time, as very soon you not get her out of jeans!

magdamagda said...

she's super super cute! she seems to be having so much fun in that dress! the shoes drew my attention, I had an identical pair that I couldn't resist buying though they were too small for me...

AuntieAllyn said...

Great dress, what a little sweetie pie! She's so lucky to have a creative mother like you who can sew such fabulous dresses for her.

Rosie said...

What a gorgeous model! The dress is lovely and she is vogueing it!!

Rebecca said...

Really cute dress! My niece would love it too!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

She is adorable in the dress!

Summerset said...

Too cute and super stylish!

Ivalyn "Tee" Jones-Actie said...

I love it!!!!!

amber said...

So cute! Looks like a great dress for winter.