August 23, 2011

A Birthday Dress

Happy 5th Birthday to my niece, Julia!

It's not actually her birthday, yet, but she celebrated this past weekend with a Lalaloopsy themed party. (If you've never heard of the Lalaloopsy Dolls then you should check out their website. They're these super adorable rag dolls that are said to have "come to live when their last stitch was sewn.")

ANYWAY, this was her gift.

Well, BEFORE she opened it anyway. I made the cute ribbon using gathered ribbon left over from her actual gift and the paper bow by following this tutorial over at Minimoz. Super cute, right?

When she opened the box she would find THIS...

Which unfolded into...

She loved it. I used the New Look 6613 View E pattern in size 7, because she wears a girls' 6x, but it ended up being very large, so I had to take it in quite a bit. Here's the back view...

She was so excited to pose for me.

And twirl for me.

You might have also noticed the adorable matching pleated headband she's wearing.

I think this might be my new favorite type of headband. I originally found the tutorial over at Craftiness is Not Optional, but I changed it up a bit.

So, overall, I'm pretty happy with the final product, as is the beautiful birthday girl.

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  1. The flower looks great! I'm so glad you gave it a go!

  2. Oh wow this is so cute! Awesome job!!

    Feel free to link the dress and headband up with my new Make Yourself Blog Hop!

    For Love of Cupcakes

  3. What a beautiful, little, twirly dress. It hangs so well. And such a cute, matching headband. Thanks for the link. I'm going to check that one out.

  4. This is so cute,thanks for sharing!



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