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Finished Fairytale dress!

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    lintu @lintu

    I just wanted to share my experiences making this!

    I’d call myself an intermediate sewist – I make my daughter a few dresses a year. I was intimidated by the 3 scissors out of 4 rating, but ultimately it was appropriate for someone with some previous sewing experience (as the rating descriptors say). Adding a zipper wasn’t nearly as scary as I expected!

    I picked size 5 for my almost 4 year old daughter based primarily on her height (to ensure that the torso and skirt were long enough). I was afraid it might be too wide around for her after measuring, but the bodice muslin fit perfectly without adjustments. For reference, she is around 44″ tall and about 41lb and wears a size 5 in most brands of clothing.

    The one mistake I realized I made after sewing is that I put the skirt lining in backwards, with the tulle against the wearer. I have to turn that around for comfort but otherwise everything worked out really well!

    She wanted it in the model fabric, so we used that + a coordinating blue.


    with love Heidi @with love Heidi

    That is beautiful, I love the coordinating blue fabric!

    thejennigirl @thejennigirl

    You did a lovely job! And your precious daughter looks absolutely pleased

    Cat75 @Cat75

    Lovely! I am working on this dress for the first time right now also.

    Do you mind me asking how long it took you to make?

    lintu @lintu

    Thank you!

    Cat, I’d say it took me around 2 weeks. On average I probably worked on it an hour per day, so maybe 14 hours to complete? That’s pretty rough.

    meleliza @meleliza

    Adorable! nicely done.

    cybele727 @cybele727

    Lovely! Congrats. I feel like a fairytale done is a serious accomplishment.

    Liesl Gibson

    Oh, she looks so pleased! Congratulations. I consider that to be our most difficult pattern. And you did a fantastic job with it.

    Sarvi @Sarvi

    Looks wonderful and what a sweet kid!

    Jess M. @mommy2maria

    Beautiful! (Dress and little lady!)

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