sew off challenge: shirred pierrot
next up in the sew off, a shirred bird dress from rae’s pierrot tunic pattern!
i made it in the sooooo soft and wonderful valori wells wren voile in mandolin, which i actually won during Rae’s spring top week (though the shop i actually ordered it from is now out of business, sadly).
i extended the 3T to dress length because Em loves comfy dresses she can dance in more than tunic tops. i figured she could also wear it as a nightgown if she wants to. i shirred the top and sleeves, and since it was seeming a little muumuu-esque, i tied a little bias tape belt around her waist for definition.
aside from the fact that there wasn’t quite enough light in our house this morning yet for photos, this was still a fun photo shoot. just imagine her making elephant trumpeting noises through the whole thing. 😉
and then she danced.
funny girl. give her a comfy dress, a pink room, and an elephant, and she’s a happy camper.
don’t forget to check out Rae’s pomegranate pierrot with rain boots (hehe!). one more challenge to go! think we can make it???
18 thoughts on “kcwc fall 2012: day 4:: shirred bird pierrot”
Voile is TOTALLY the way to go on this one. LOVE the dress length, and hmm…mumu…yes. Em is such a wee thing. She’ll be able to wear this one for a long time!!!
I didn’t know you won one of the fabric giveaways? I don’t even remember that.
it wasn’t a giveaway, i won reader’s choice! 😉
yeah it’s a bit muumuu but she’ll totally wear it forever, which is great. hate it when they grow out of handmades.
Adorable dress! Loving the dance poses too 🙂
Oh my gosh, that first dance photo is the BEST!! That girl’s got moves!! I have some voile I’ve been hoarding. And I loved that line by Valori Wells. I think Em’s little dress there would be super cute with a dark brown jacket and some dark tights and boots. Cute!
thanks stef! oh you’re totally right – she doesn’t have boots but she needs some i think.
This is gorgeous! I can’t sew worth a damn but I love what you did! I sent this to my friend who does sew though.
so cute! Love the fabric and her dance moves. 😀
I LOVE how you adapted this. I may have to copy. Nothing my girl likes more than a comfy dress, either! Love those LONG sleeves, too.
Aw thanks, Karen! I had originally cut out the 5T (it was going to be a gift) and I may have forgotten to shorten it back to the 3T on the sleeves…hm….
such a little cutie pie! I love that Valori print, and I can only imagine how wonderful it is in voile! My girly girl would totally love this little dress!
🙂 Yeah, I was worried about V’s feeling a bit mumuesque as well…in fact those are the exact words…but she said …i don’t care mom, i like it…oh these girls…they know what they like!
lovely! the voile must be so soft and comfy. clearly perfect for dancing!
This is so beautiful! I’m doing a round-up post of some of my favorites from the KCWC flickr pool and I’d love to feature yours using the photo from the flickr pool and a link back to your blog post if that’s okay with you (just the outfit, not your child’s photo…I believe firmly in privacy)!
sure, that’d be fine amanda! i crop faces for that reason; use which ever photo you’d like. thank you!!
Cute peasant dress! Have you seen the new Wes Anderson film Moonlight Kingdom? The costumes would be great for Film Petit. I’d love to get involved on something like that!
Beautiful. Handmade clothes are always better too big than too small. Love her elephant noise expression.
Such a doll. Applejack looks so darling in that little frock and I love that you are a lean mean shirring machine now! Ha! Awesome! I especially loved the line ” give her a comfy dress, a pink room, and an elephant, and she’s a happy camper.” The bird fabric make it look like such a classy dress! You always make the best fabric choices!!!
She looks darling and your sew off is hilarious! I love dresses like this…comfy and pretty. The perfect thing for a twirling four-year-old.