Friday, August 30, 2013

Gifts fit for a Princess

There may be a new royal baby, but he has nothing on our own little family princess who turned one recently. With some adorable Disney Princess fabric on hand for just such an occasion, several princess-y gifts were sewn.

First came a sweet little pillowcase dress made from a tutorial by Sew Like My Mom. For the ties, I made bias tape from some dark purple cotton fabric that went well with the Disney print ...


I've also had a tutu or ballerina bag on my To Make list for this little sweetie. I embroidered her name on the outside pocket and used the same fabrics, adding in a deep rose cotton to line the inside of the tote bag.


The bow on the front is attached with a pin backing so it may be removed to wear on something else or to wash the tote bag. While I used the instructions from the tutu tote project on the Embroidery Library website, I reduced the size of the bag to make it more manageable for a 1-year-old.


The inside pocket is made featuring one of the Disney princesses ...


And, last but not least, I wanted to make a mini purse just the right size for Miss Melody to carry. I printed the handbag pattern from Ellen March's Sew It All TV episode 403 at 50% size to make it tiny and embroidered the flap to personalize it ...


This mini bag finished at about 4-1/2" wide by 4-3/4" tall.


It's lined with the Disney Princess fabric ...


Check out our very own Princess Melody rockin' her purse at Buckingham Palace ...


Okay, I will admit that I had a lot of fun photoshopping her into this picture, but isn't she stylin'? Happy Birthday, sweet girl!

So many projects, never enough time ...

1 comment:

  1. Very cute! :) Thanks for sharing at ChrisW Designs bag Brag Tuesday linking Party! :)

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