Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dancing Queen

Last night Mollie had a "disco" party. All week she had been asking me to make her a dress for the party. She wanted something shiny. Luckily I had some panne velvet stashed away here. I had two different pieces, and Moo choose the blue one. (excuse the mud stain on the knee of her leggings. She'd been playing out in the backyard.)
shiny dress

I was going to use the panne velvet on the neck as "ribbing", but it was a pain to iron in half. While I was ironing, I remembered that I had some glittery blue fold over elastic. Thankfully it matched the dress.
FOE with sparkles

I also did a lettuce edge hem on the dress and long sleeves because it's faster! I really wanted to use metallic thread in the rolled hem and in the past I've had issues with thread breaking. This time I had different thread (Gutterman), and it worked like a charm.
silver lettuce edge

But we needed more bling, so out came the Silhouette SD. Moo chose a swirly shooting star, so I cut out that and a bunch of other stars. On the front of the dress we put the shooting star and little stars. Around the hem of the dress more stars.
shooting star detail

Moo had a lovely time at the party, but I think Will had an even better. He was the star of the night with his crazy dancing.


toadstooldots said...

Just wonderful!

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...


MoederKip said...

Shiny pretty thing! And she's rocking those red boots

Sea Star said...

Lucky girl to have such a clever mum who can wip up a new dress for her! Love the boots too.

The Handmaden said...

Fantastic outfit!

Tas said...

Fab outfit. Might just be that I have one of those machines on the way. Can't wait ;)