Anyways.... my little zombie hunting princess was SO thrilled when I showed her the pattern I got to test. I picked the first set of fabrics and she picked the second...
Both of them got some minor changes along the way... the first one the white was swapped out for a prettier green (Jason Yenter Modern Solids), and the bottom took out the darker pink and added in a sparkly white I got from Joann's (I didn't have enough white MM Fairy Frost).
As always, I love the Candy Castle patterns, because she has a great way of breaking down each step clearly, with lots of pictures (and these nice ones that show me what it should look like after the trickier steps), and these funny little notes of encouragement along the way. What I love most about this particular pattern is the options... She added this cool sheet into the pattern with all the different options....
AND as if that wasn't enough, the pattern comes with instructions for making embellishments, that just totally bring the whole look together. The pattern released yesterday... in sizes 6m-10yrs, and this is a total must have if you have a little girl. Here is the link to her shop... http://www.craftsy.com/user/1947946/pattern-store
There is a lot of gathering, but great instructions, and I think all in all, each dress took me two evenings to sew (cause we all know I don't sew until the kids are in bed!)
And...the part I've been dying to show off.... First, here is my Spring Fairy Princess dress... One piece top skirt, ruffled underskirt, sleeveless with flower and left embellishments and decorative top stitching on the bodice.
Now if only the lovely PNW weather had cooperated and given us some sunshine!