May 24, 2013

Sofia the First Dress Reveal

There was a precious, soon to be 4 year old, who had a birthday nearing. The beloved dress that she just KNEW her daughter would love was sold out. What to do. She knew of a friend. And that friend knew her sister may want to make that dress. Military connections. Facebook connections. Long off distances in the Netherlands. 

I had never heard of who Sofia the First was. I had to look it up. I loved the dress. I could see any princess having (and needing) that exact same dress. I got right two work. I had 2 1/2 months to design, create, and ship. That was a very generous time allotment from the requestor. I was thankful. I wanted it to be just right. It ended up taking me about 1 1/2 months to do all that. And... the precious little girl had a VERY exciting day turning 4, and performing lots of twirls and smiles in her new, made-just-for-her Sofia dress. 

Here is the rest of the story in pictures:

 And a little extra gift I included for the birthday girl. I saw a similar shaped purse at Hobby Lobby, and so I copied that design and used some leftover sparkle material and lining from the dress. 

You can see the birthday girl in her very own dress by clicking HERE, and scrolling to the bottom of the blog page. Thank you, to my sister for referring me to her friend. Thank you to my sister's friend, for asking me and trusting me to make you the dress you wanted. Thank you to all who listened to me talk about the dress for weeks, and who believed in me to make it.

January 8, 2014: Go HERE to see my latest Sofia Updates!!!
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Simplified Costume Version of Sofia Dress in 2/3T (plus add-on pattern pieces included to turn your purchased debutant pattern in the larger sizes into a simple costume dress)......$5.00 Etsy

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  1. Where did you purchase the fabric for the Sofia dress?

    1. Hello, Ashley!
      Thank you for your question. I purchased all of my fabric for my Sofia dress above at my local JoAnn Fabrics. This purple casa satin is called "lavender", and some stores stopped carrying this shade since, but it can usually be ordered to the store per what I understand.

  2. It's fantastic~ You have wonderful ideas for kids!!
    So impressive~~
    I'm looking for elsa costume design for my little girl then I found you.
    Incredible dresses~~~

  3. I am making one for our granddaughter and was needing to know how you did the white design in the bottom of the scollops of the skirt help!! I love how yours turned out!

    1. Karen,
      Hello! I made my own stencil for the white flower pattern at the base. It's included with both of my Sofia patterns in my shop, found here:

      So glad you love my dress! Thank you!