This week’s theme is probably my favorite type of sewing – Special Occasion/Partywear. Since the very first garment I ever made was Addie’s first birthday dress, it has become a tradition to sew the girls dresses for each birthday party. And of course, Grace got a perfect princess gown for her pink princess party a few weeks ago. I just wasn’t able to show you until now! Olivia and Addie also got new gowns and I will be posting photos of those next week so stay tuned!
Today, we’ll be looking at Grace’s dress, my entry for this week at Project Run and Play. I called this dress “Dancing on a Cloud.” Have I told you how much I [don’t] love naming my outfits each week? Not my best trick. But I DO think the name this week suits this pretty puff of a dress.
If you’ve been following along, you already know that the girls and I made a pile of glittery princess crowns for the party. Grace selected a smaller, tall silver crown to wear on her special day – I think she looks like the most beautiful little princess, giving me such sweetie peetie smiles and holding her skirt out just so. Gosh, I love that girl.
And thank you, thank you, thank you for your kind comments every week, I truly appreciate each and every one of you!
Comments & Reviews
Robin @ Bird On A Cake says
Oh. My. Goodness!!! I just adore this dress, your daughter is beautiful, and the cakes in the background are gorgeous too. Your photos are just eye candy! :0)
This dress is just breathtaking. A true fairy tale dress. Amazing work!!!
Kathi Caruso says
Your creativity and skills in transforming ideas to reality is incredible. It’s a very special gift. Growing up, I remember my mother sewing many of my clothes, all the way to a prom dress, including hand sewing Barbie clothes. Unfortunately, my best creation was limited to a Snow White dress for Gina’s Halloween costume! Your passion is displayed in your work, it’s beautiful. Your lucky girls will keep those memories for the entire lives.
Most beautiful princess dress ever!
these photos are amazing. Something out of a magazine. I would have DIED for this dress as a little girl. Probably would have worn it every day and slept in it too. I hope she just adores it. What a great tradition to make them a new dress every birthday!
This is perfectly precious!!!! My first thought was, I want one of these for my daughter!!!!! Wonderful job!!!!
this is so pretty! great work, I love the buttons!
Do your daughters realize how lucky they are to have you as a mother?? Any girl would love to have this pretty party gown!
Luciana Ferraz says
The dress is beautiful and her daughter even more. And the shiny shoes she’s wearing, where they are? They are also beautiful!
nest full of eggs says
so precious ! the perfect princess 🙂
Kristie-Creating Chaos says
OMG Stef! Seriously, OMG! That. dress. is. just. OMG! I love it. OMG. I really really can’t wait for a tutorial on the skirt. I totally didn’t think it was possible for me to love another dress more than the ruffle dress you made for Addie’s first bday, (that I copied for my Caetlin’s first bday ;] ) but this dress is amazing and I think it’s my favorite of all time.
Oh so fun!! 🙂
Janet Donovan says
Wow, simply gorgeous. The way the gathers and folds of the dress mimic the ribbons of icing on the cake – perfect! Yes, please post a tutorial on the bustle part and the perfectly poofy pettiskirt!
I voted yesterday. I think this is just adorable and so precious for a little girl. Beautiful pics too!
A princess dress for a princess!! So very beautiful, again you amaze us with you creativity and talent. I voted yesterday morning and this dress is the winner to me!!
This is amazing! Gorgeous work.
this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! i have just found your blog and have spent the past few hours drooling over your fabulous creations. everything you do is so beautiful. i am preparing a tea party right now for my daughter’s birthday and have gotten so much inspiration from you. thank you!
i read in one of your tea party post something about a trick to having pink tea….would you mind sharing that with me please. thank you so very much!
SO precious! Love every detail!
Hi…Beautiful dress! Ans I love the fullness of the skirt…I’ve actually been looking for a pettiskirt tutorial. Do you have one you can share?
Sabrina Stewart says
I love this dress!!!! Could I pay you to make one for my daughters 3rd birthday? it’s in October. email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Sweet Home Place says
Hi there! A follower of your blog for sure so I know how busy you are!! And I know how much time it takes not only to create your masterpieces but to photography, upload, edit, write a post…and then still be a mother and wife!!! So it is with great hesitation that I even bother you with my questions. I would like to make a dress similar to this for my daughter’s 5th birthday. I am wondering where you got the pattern for the dress and if you attached the tulle skirt to the dress or if they are two separate pieces? Thank you for all your inspiration. I started sewing less than a year ago so I am still learning along the way. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!