Hey there! It is my stop on the DIY Halloween Costume Blog tour again! Last time, I went over a few costumes I made in the past here, however this time, I have a brand new one for you! Strawberry Shortcake inspired too! Still looking for costume ideas? Please visit my Best Halloween Costume Sewing Patterns Round Up Post.
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I have to tell you about the awesome Strawberry Shortcake Inspired Fabric Panel and Fabric from It’s Sew Creative! It is currently on pre-order from October 22nd- November 3rd. You can go grab it here. Check out their other fabric preorder options too (like Fancy Nancy eek!).
Baby Girl loves all the gorgeous pink fabric! The fabric panel is on a pink gingham background the skirt even has the inspired Strawberry Shortcake dressed as a princess. For the bottom skirt I used some some fuchsia double brushed polyester from Simply by Ti Fabrics. You may find it here. It matched perfectly with the It’s Sew Creative Fabric.
Baby Girl requested another Girls Daisy Dress Sewing Pattern by Petite Stitchery (here), however I needed to hack the sewing pattern to make it work. The front bodice of the Daisy Dress Sewing Pattern was a little shorter than I needed for the fabric panel, so I took some tracing paper (here) and lengthened the bodice to cover the full fabric panel. I added the same amount of length to the back bodice.
I debated at this point, if I should shorten the skirt, or possibly just used the top skirt. However, I chose to leave the skirts the same length. At first, I was disappointed I had not shortened the skirts or eliminated the bottom skirt. Baby Girl absolutely loved the dress, so I did not make any more changes.
It’s Sew Creative also has some green and white striped fabric to coordinate with the fabric panel and fabric. They will be perfect for tights, however the dress would be too long to see them. So, fortunately I have some fabric left over and plan on making her another ballet leotard. So excited.
It was not until I started editing the photos, that I started to fall in love with the dress. When I was a little girl, I absolutely LOVED long dresses. Most of the neighbors in my neighborhood growing up were boys. I was (still am) a girly girl. There are many photos of me playing softball in our backyard with all the neighbor boys in my long dresses. Baby Girl does not have a lot of long dresses and after this dress, I think she is going to have quite a few more!
Baby Girl can still run, play, climb, swing, slide and twirl in her new dress. She refused to wear it to school. Originally, I thought she did not like the dress, however she later told me it was because she was afraid she would get her dirty. She is so sweet.
Are you ready to see all of the new Halloween costumes on the DIY Sewing Pattern Blog Tour? Me too!! Go ahead and follow along with us!
- October 8th: Seams Sew Lo
- October 9th: Momma Newey’s Makes
- October 10th: Itsy Littles
- October 11th: Aurora Designs
- October 12th: Mijn 11jes &ik
- October 13th: Seams Sew Lo
- October 14th: My Golden Thimble
- October 15th: Make It Sew With Bear and Pea
- October 16th: Duchess and Hare
- October 17th: A Rose Tinted World
- October 18th: Cute. Sew. Make
- October 19th: Custom Made by Laura
- October 20th: My Golden Thimble
- October 21st: Crafty Curly Couture
- October 22nd: Malounami
- October 23rd: Seams Sew Lo
- October 24th: A Rose Tinted World
- October 25th: GYCT Designs
- October 26th: Crafting Through Time
- October 27th: Aurora Design Fabrics
- October 28th: Sew Couture by Kathy
- October 29th: The Sewing Goatherd
- October 30th: Manning the Machine
- October 31st: Seams Sew Lo (Roundup)
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