My niece turned 6 way back in January! I always always want to send something handmade for a kid’s birthday gift but at the time I didn’t have anytime to make her something special. So I sent her this:
A promise to make her a princess dress! Well…… I FINALLY got it done! And oh the GUILT for taking so long! I am hoping the little extra I made might help her forgive me for the tardiness! Here is the dress for Miss J and one for her American Girl doll too – modeled by a friend’s little girl and her doll (since my niece doesn’t live in my town). I hope you love it Miss J!!
I pretty much only make princess dresses in a play version. A classic peasant dress style with embellishments. They are cute and transform the little one into a princess, but they are comfy enough to run around in and play!
Since it wouldn’t be an Elsa dress if it didn’t have a cape, I make the cape removable with snaps at the top of the back bodice of the dress. Two different colors of sparkly tulle make the cape fun and pretty!
And we can’t forget a dress for her favorite doll! I lucked out at a Joann’s sale and found the Simplicity patterns for 18″ doll princess dresses – so now I have patterns for almost the complete princess line up. I guess I better start making them up for my nieces’ Christmas gift! =)
The dress and the cape/bustier are actually separately on this dress. My daughter doesn’t have an AG 18″ doll and I am not so sure she will really ever want one (she’s more of an animal girl), so thankfully I borrowed a friend’s doll to make sure the dress fit. Phew! It fit perfectly!
Miss J is a dolly girl, so I think she will be tickled!!
A big thank you to Miss A for being my cutie little model – she did a great job!! I hope my niece loves her (very belated) birthday gift and finds it in her heart to forgive her busy Auntie!