Strawberry Shortcake Inspired Dress Sewing Pattern

Strawberry Shortcake Inspired Fabric Panel
Strawberry Shortcake Inspired Fabric Panel
DIY Halloween Costume Blog Tour
DIY Halloween Costume Blog Tour

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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Strawberry Shortcake Inspired Fabric Panel
Strawberry Shortcake Inspired Fabric Panel

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!).

Strawberry Shortcake Inspired Custom Fabric. Petite Stitchery Girls Daisy Dress Sewing Pattern
Strawberry Shortcake Inspired Custom Fabric. Petite Stitchery Girls Daisy Dress Sewing Pattern

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.

Lengthened Sewing Pattern Bodice to fit Custom Strawberry Shortcake Inspired Fabric Panel
Lengthened Sewing Pattern Bodice to fit Custom Strawberry Shortcake Inspired Fabric Panel

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.

Lengthened Back Bodice of Daisy Dress Sewing Pattern by Petite Stitchery
Lengthened Back Bodice of Daisy Dress Sewing Pattern by Petite Stitchery

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.

Petite Stitchery Girls Daisy Dress Sewing Pattern with lengthened bodice in Strawberry Shortcake Inspired Fabric.
Petite Stitchery Girls Daisy Dress Sewing Pattern with lengthened bodice in Strawberry Shortcake Inspired Fabric.

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!

Twirling in the new Daisy Dress Sewing Pattern
Twirling in the new Daisy Dress Sewing Pattern

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.

So grab some of the Round 39 It’s Sew Creative Fabric here and the Daisy Dress Sewing Pattern from Petite Stitchery here!

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!

  1. October 8th: Seams Sew Lo 
  2. October 9th: Momma Newey’s Makes
  3. October 10th: Itsy Littles
  4. October 11th: Aurora Designs
  5. October 12th: Mijn 11jes &ik
  6. October 13th: Seams Sew Lo
  7. October 14th: My Golden Thimble
  8. October 15th: Make It Sew With Bear and Pea
  9. October 16th: Duchess and Hare
  10. October 17th: A Rose Tinted World
  11. October 18th:  Cute. Sew. Make
  12. October 19th: Custom Made by Laura
  13. October 20th: My Golden Thimble
  14. October 21st: Crafty Curly Couture
  15. October 22nd: Malounami 
  16. October 23rd: Seams Sew Lo
  17. October 24th: A Rose Tinted World
  18. October 25th: GYCT Designs
  19. October 26th: Crafting Through Time
  20. October 27th: Aurora Design Fabrics
  21. October 28th: Sew Couture by Kathy
  22. October 29th: The Sewing Goatherd
  23. October 30th: Manning the Machine
  24. October 31st: Seams Sew Lo (Roundup)

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Hi I'm Lo and I love to sew and I also love to play with my two children! I am a work at home Mom of two toddlers.  I never planned on staying home with the kids, however when I was 8 and 1/2 months pregnant with my first child, Little Dude, I was unexpectedly let go from my corporate job.  With a newborn and a tough job market, I decided to buy a Brother Sewing/Embroidery Machine and taught myself to sew. I would like to thank the many bloggers, youtube videos I have watched and PDF pattern designers for all their help. With a degree in International Business from Blaise-Pascal University in France I decided to open my own business, an Etsy shop.  I started making baby leg warmers and then added embroidered bodysuits.  I was so busy I couldn't keep up and had to seek out third party help. After my second child, Baby Girl, life became super busy.  There is something about little girls clothes that makes them so much fun to create.  I started venturing out to more articles of clothing.  It has been a fun adventure. I am learning as I go.  I sometimes skip steps or take short cuts, sometimes I take a long road to get where I need to go.  I don't think sewing needs to be perfect, I think it should be fun!!

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