Mummy I want a new dress

My kids don’t have to shop for dresses. Or rather, they just tell me when they feel like having a new dress and then they get to pick from my pretty fabric stash and just ask for a dress tailored to their measurements. Sometimes they will even tell me specifics like how they want the skirt to be (always twirly). Which is what one little girl did. Apparently she thinks that I haven’t been making any new dresses lately for her (got distracted by a couple of bags) and so she asked for one. I was experimenting with some designs of my own and here’s one of them. This is actually the first protoype. Lots of improvements needed. But I love the giant flutter sleeves!

Did I mention my pretty fabric stash? Well, apparently my girls have used up almost all of my Amy Butler  fabrics on their dresses. None left for Mummy, well maybe scraps that I can use to make little quilted goodies.

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  • Bernadette
    July 17, 2012 - 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Very pretty! I love the flutter sleeves too and I think the fabric is a perfect choice for such a pretty, soft, flowy dress :D

    • Cotton Candy
      July 21, 2012 - 10:02 am | Permalink

      Thank you! :) I love the fabric too. Actually bought it for myself but somehow it always ends up on their dresses. Sigh….

  • August 12, 2012 - 8:27 pm | Permalink

    It’s a beautiful dress. This always happens to me too – I buy some gorgeous fabric thinking of making something for me – next thing I know, my daughter has a new dress :-)

  • Jaslyn Yeo
    December 18, 2012 - 3:36 am | Permalink


    Anywhere to recommend where I can learn sewing? I wanna do sewing too so I can sew clothes for my daughters when I grow up. :D

    • Cotton Candy
      January 2, 2013 - 9:59 am | Permalink

      I actually learned sewing from books and the internet. It’s not hard! Did you do Home econs in school? Do they still teach sewing? :P

  • April 13, 2013 - 3:09 am | Permalink

    I am SO in love with this dress! The fabric is also gorgeous–love, love, love it!

  • June Cauldwell
    September 22, 2013 - 12:47 pm | Permalink

    I adore this dress and the fabric! Did you design this dress yourself or did you get the pattern from one of the Japanese pattern books? I would love to make two, for my two granddaughters before they outgrow wanting to wear dresses!

    • Cotton Candy
      October 5, 2013 - 11:12 am | Permalink

      I made the pattern myself by cutting up the pattern for an ordinary bodice dress and adding two large frilly sleeves. The patterns were hand drawn and I don’t even know where the patterns are now ;P I will try to come up with some visual instructions on how to make the sleeves if I can remember.

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