Saturday, August 13, 2016

Mommy I want to be Belle

When we started planning our Disney vacation I asked Isabella what kind of outfits she wanted me to make her. I expected her to say Jasmine, Rapunzel, Aurora, all of her favorite princesses. I was shocked when she said Belle! Now, I know Isabella does not like Beauty and the Beast, (she thinks it's too scary), but she chose Belle. I also know she knows Beauty and the Beast is my favorite movie and I think that is why she picked Belle.

So, I was tasked with making a Belle dress. Now, when I recreate outfits for my kids I try to make them as true to the original as I can. Well, after a lot of studying I decided a Belle dress in Orlando in May would not be a good idea so I decided to make my own variation of a Belle dress. I went with the Foo Foo Threads Alexia pattern.

I was thrilled with how it turned out. In fact, it might be my favorite outfit to date.

I mastered my ruffler foot while constructing this dress! :)

Settling in for a little light reading.

Isabella loves her dress too, the only downside is it's too big to wear in her carseat. Hopefully it will be okay to wear on the school bus.