Monday, March 3, 2014

my little disney girl

I have been mostly absent from this blog for the last two weeks for a good reason - I was enjoying a wonderful trip to Florida with extended family!  I honestly haven't been that warm since last September :)  We drove down from Michigan through a snow storm in Ohio, and then drove home through another snow storm in Ohio.  I can't exactly say I was happy to come home to piles of snow so deep that I can't even see over them when I back out of my driveway!  I miss the sun already!


We spent the whole two weeks on Disney property since my husband's entire family is absolutely nuts (in a good way!) about Disney World.  I'm not as big of a fan, but the kids love it, and I do love to see them happy :)


I've had this polka dot fabric sitting around since the last time I made Disney dresses ... a little more than seven years ago!  I used the Izzy Top pattern (of course!) since it's quick and easy.  I made a size 3 and added 2" to the length to make it a tunic for Mae to wear with leggings.  I also added 1/2" to the center back pattern piece to make a button placket.


I love taking pictures in Florida!  It took me about 30 seconds to get all the pictures I needed compared to the usual 30 minutes :)  And there is such an abundance of good lighting that far south.  In Michigan I have to rely heavily on photo editing software in the winter months due to the lack of natural light.  I always say I refuse to move to Florida since I don't like the hotter months, but the great pictures might convince me.  Just don't tell my husband I said that or he will start packing!


Materials:
Top - Essex yard dyed linen blend by Robert Kaufman in Black
Skirt - Leftover fabric from Minnie Mouse dresses I made for my older girls more more than 7 years ago :)
Lining - Michael Miller Dumb Dot
Snaps - Kamsnaps

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  1. I think this might be my favourite version yet - cute!!

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  2. The dress is very cute. One of the best Minnie models I've seen :-)

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  3. I love the button placket :)

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    1. Thanks! It's such an easy variation.

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  4. very cute! love the addition of the button placket :)

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  5. The colour combination you have used is lovely

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    1. Thanks! I have to give Mickey Mouse the credit for this one :)

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  6. As a fellow Michigander, I have to say kudos to you for getting away:) Can you believe this winter we're having? It sure takes some stamina to endure this white world we live in!
    I downloaded and cutout your Izzy top pattern to make for my daughter as soon as my sewing machine returns from the repair shop. Love it! Thank you so much for sharing it - love your daughter's Disney version!

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    1. This winter has been unreal! I don't remember experiencing one quite this cold during my lifetime. Taking a nice long trip to Florida was exactly what I needed, but coming back to snow drifts taller than me was not :)

      I look forward to seeing your version of the Izzy Top!

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  7. She is such a little cutie. I love the Izzy top as a dress, the buttons just finish it off, and the 'Disney' dots are so bright. Thanks for sharing.
    Elaine

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    1. Thanks Elaine! I wish I had more of this polka dot fabric, but unfortunately this tunic used the last of it :(

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