As I mentioned previously, I want to develop a line of princess lounge wear that girls can wear around the house comfortably and feel like a princess. After making one for little e, I’ve been wanting to make these for my friends’ daughters and get some feedback on what they thought. So, next up, was for my god daughter, also little e, so little e2. My friend likes blue, so I made a light blue dress with some modifications from the original one I made for my little e: more flare (as I finally am buying more yardage of fabric now that I’ve learned that 1 yard is not enough) and longer length (little e’s dress did continue to shrink a little bit after repeated washing /drying and is now ankle length rather than the trailing floor length that I envisioned a little princess would love.
I even remembered to sew in my label into the dress. For some reason, it’s so exciting to see my stamp on the finished product.
Here is a full length picture of it. I really like the velvet ribbon I put around it. It adds just enough interest. The dress reminds me of the nightgown Wendy Darling wears in the Disney version of Peter Pan, minus the puffy sleeves.
I had little e model it for me. She said it reminds her of Cinderella’s ball gown.
I’m collecting quotes from the girls I make this for and here’s what little e2 says:
“I like it a lot and I’m glad I got it. It’s pretty. It’s very comfortable and warm. I like that it is long so when my feet are cold, I can wrap my feet in it when I’m in bed instead of getting socks.”
Her sister little i (4 years old) said, “I wish I had one. If I had that dress and you were me, you would be really sad, huh?”
I love that! Of course I’m going to make one for little i. Also working on a new one for little e with a 3/4 sleeve for the winter. To the sewing room right now.