Friday, March 25, 2011

Look Alikes!

Little Miss Princess had a special day at school today.  In honor of March being "Reading Month", her school declared it "Dress like your favorite book character" day, so she didn't have too much trouble picking her favorite character! I dug into the stash, and found some white bleached muslin, and used Simplicity 3668.
It was already cut to a size 4 (earlier version, made a dress), which was a smidge too tight, but once I picked out the the front pleats, she had enough room to move.  I used some fabric paints to put the blue design around the neck opening, and a few strips of tan cotton were braided together to make the belt.  Add a flat iron to the hair with a side-braid, and voila... Julie in the flesh!
Her friends all asked where her mom bought Julie's shirt, and LMP proudly told them, "My mom made it!"  So, if you have a little "American Girl" in your life with a Julie doll, this is the perfect pattern to recreate her look.  Too bad it's out of print, but I did see it available on ebay.

Here's the earlier version of Simplicity 3668, a Christmas dress from 2008.