Monday, August 5, 2013

Urban Princess Dress


Good Monday morning everyone! This dress was actually designed by my daughter! She has been doing more and more of her own designing as I am teaching her how to sew. For the sketch of this dress she drew this picture:


According to her, this is what "A Disney princess would wear to go downtown." And thus, the Urban Princess dress was born! I'm sharing the full tutorial for sewing your own Urban Princess dress over at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom today, and I thought I'd share some pictures of the finished product with you to inspire you to go check it out! Jamie's blog is amazing anyways, and anyone who wants to sew for children should add it to their "must follow" list!




To do the photo shoot for her new dress, we did what my daughter loves to do best when we go downtown. We went to her favorite place to eat, the super funky and urban Flying M Coffee Garage! There we picked out some "fancy treats."


We got coffee, and she got a pink smoothie, because "Princesses always have pink things to drink." Of course.


And Princesses always "sit very fancy" in chairs:


After our coffees and treats we took a walk around, just to see the sites and enjoy the gorgeous day. Also, there was much twirling:


I hope you enjoyed the cute pictures, and I really hope you go check out the tutorial! This was an easy sewing project with a really satisfying and fun result. See you over at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom!

~Jessica

30 comments:

  1. So cute! My daughter has been asking for her own little sewing machine but she's turning 5 next month and I just don't know if she's old enough for that yet! I do let her choose fabrics and tell me what she wants for a specific outfit though. Your daughter did a fantastic job designing her urban princess dress!

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    1. Thank you! My daughter is actually only four, and she was younger then that when I started teaching her. She still needs "help" sewing, especially reaching the pedals, but she does great! I have to say though, she is a very studious and careful kid, so sewing lends itself to her abilities naturally. If she were a different kid with a different temperament (say, my son!) I wouldn't let her start until she was older for sure!

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  2. This girl knows her Pricesses! What a precious dress & model!!!

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  3. WHAT A DOLL! And she designed her own pretty princess dress? It's awesome. My 6 y-o sat next to me while I designed and sewed a skirt the other day because she wants to learn how to sew too. Thank Heavens for little girls!! :)

    xo,

    Ana Paula
    {Visit me at Mommyhood, PhD}

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  4. Oooh! My nieces would both LOVE this they are all about princesses.

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    1. Thank you! My idea was to try and translate her drawing into something made with cotton, machine washable fabrics that she could actually play in comfortably. She loves it! Like I briefly mentioned in the post, she played in the mud and I just threw it in the wash and it was all good!

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  5. This is seriously adorable! I love it!

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  6. What an awesome idea! I wish I could sew! It's just not my craft, unfortunately.

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  7. I LOVE this post because it reminds me of my 4 yr old little princess. They're so funny!

    Laura @ Over The Apple Tree

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  8. Oh she is totally adorable and that dress is fabulous. Great pics. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Absolutely beautiful!

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  10. What a fun "twirly" dress! Visiting from Whimsy Wednesdays!

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  11. This is precious. My daughter would love an urban princess dress!

    Anne @ www.creatingabeautifullife.com

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  12. How darling! It's a cute dress but I think the story and the girl win in the cute department! :)

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  13. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today - most viewed link!
    --Mandy, SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  14. I love this dress! How fun that you were able to transform her image into reality :)

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  15. Fantastic! My daughter does the designing on some of her dresses too. Isn't it great? Love it! Catherine (new follower)

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  16. Oh this is so cute! My husband's family produces nothing but boys (8 out of 10 grandkids so far) so I'll be counting my lucky stars if I ever get a girl! I'll tuck this away for "someday":) I love that your daughter designed this herself (and modeled it like a boss)

    Have a great weekend! Pop by and say hi sometime:)
    Alyssa
    myclevernest

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  17. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your wonderful project on homework. Thanks so much for sharing it on The Inspiration Board. Have a great weekend!

    carolyn
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  18. Such a cute dress, and I love how your daughter described what she wanted.

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  19. She is adorable! I love the dress and you will be featured this week at Tell Me Tuesday!

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  20. Such a gorgeous dress, such cute photos. :)
    I'll check out the tutorial now.
    Thanks for sharing!
    ;)

    Cheers,
    Dorothee (www.mimismae.wordpress.com)

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  21. Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Recommended on G+. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

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  22. Oh, I love it!! I will definitely be checking out the tutorial. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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