Baby Girl has dress up day at school the other day. They could choose to be a Disney princess or a Disney character. She originally said she wanted to be a pink princess. We were looking over different sewing patterns and then she saw a Minnie Mouse dress sewing pattern and she decided in that instant she needed to dress up as Minnie Mouse!
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I used the Minnie Mouse top and tunic sewing pattern from Made for Mermaids. You can find it here. I was about to purchase the pattern, however I first looked through my previous purchases and realized I already owned the pattern. Yay! Good thing I double checked before I bought again. I have a habit of buying patterns and not using them for awhile. Am I the only one?
We did not have enough time to order any fabric online, so we took a trip to our local Joann fabric store to pick out fabric.
Baby Girl picked out the pink and white polka dot cotton fabric and the light pink chiffon rose trim on the bottom of the skirt. I may have encouraged the pink sparkle marabou trim. 😉 The pink sparkle bodice fabric, was left over fabric from her Easter Dress this year. We just love that fabric (and dress), plus it went so well with the rest of the fabric.
When we were at the store she also asked if I was making her a matching bow for her hair? What? Who was this child? She never wants me to touch her hair, much less, wear a bow in her hair! Of course, I replied yes, even though I had never even made a bow before. I figured I would need to scour Pinterest for a bow tutorial, however, fortunately, the Minnie Mouse dress sewing pattern from Made for Mermaids, also comes with a great and super easy bow tutorial! Score!! Thank you M4M!
In a bit of a hurry, I should have paid more attention to placing the center piece of the more centered. I literally finished her Minnie Mouse dress about an hour before she needed to wake up for school and minutes before my son woke up for school. When I woke her up, the first thing she asked was, if I had finished her dress. She was so excited to wear it to school.
After school, she asked if I would take her picture with this little boy statue outside of her school. This photo makes her personality shine for me. She wants to be friends with everyone she meets and genuinely cares about them. I made a new Mom friend at the gym the other day, because Baby Girl asked her daughter if she wanted to come sit with us at the cafe. She wanted to share her food with her. So sweet. It is always so sad when so many people ignore her when she tries to be their friend.
Since we have been back from vacation the weather has been cold and dreary. Well Spring finally has decided to arrive, even if it is only for a couple days and the weather has been gorgeous!! So, we were able to get outside to enjoy the sunshine. The Easter bunny brought Baby Girl some Skye bubbles and we had a lot of fun.
I love how much joy bubbles and great weather bring Baby Girl. I just wish my allergies were not flaring up now, since the pollen levels are high. So far they only seem to be bothering Little Dude and I. Baby Girl seems to be doing just fine thus far…
I paired her Minnie Mouse dress with some pink lace Rosie’s Ruffled Leggings by Mamma Can Do It. You can find them here. They may look familiar. I paired them with that gorgeous sequin dress that decided she hated, but now says she likes.. We are huge fans of the Rosie’s Ruffled Leggings; I also made a pair of purple ruffle laced leggings. More colors will be coming soon, as they are perfect for Spring.
Overall, I love the Minnie Mouse dress sewing pattern by Made for Mermaids. Again, you can find it here. We will definitely make it again. If you are wondering why the neckline looks so high in the front and lower in the back, well that is because I accidentally put the dress on her backwards. Oops! I will also submit this as my 52 Week Sewing Challenge for this week’s Sew Something with Wovens challenge. Join the 52 Week Sewing Challenge Facebook group here and check out this week’s blog tour here.