Considering I have had the privilege of meeting so many people through Tenderfeet Stitches, I thought I should share more about myself. I am Amanda, the motivation behind TFS. My love for sewing ...
Considering I have had the privilege of meeting so many people through Tenderfeet Stitches, I thought I should share more about myself. I am Amanda, the motivation behind TFS. My love for sewing began when I was just a child and my mother made me the perfect little 80's play outfit with what I dubbed an "air conditioning" built in. It had this atrociously cute feature of knotted bows adorning the back. I was so proud to wear that get-up and explain to everyone, whether they asked or not, the true function of the open back design. At this young age I wasn't allowed to use her Phaff machine or the antique Singer with it's big wheel and peddle, but I was intrigued by how they worked and how they helped her make such lovable things. I took up a needle and thread and would go to work on scraps of fabric with shoddy embroidery work. After high school, I joined the United States Air Force and one of my first larger purchases was a sewing machine and enough fabric to look like a hoarder. I didn't even own a cell phone or a computer yet. I went to work on a quilt I never finish, but many more successful projects followed. After marriage, came our baby girl. When she was born I took up sewing children's clothing. I wasn't very good at it because I am a bit stubborn and prefer to learn things the hard way. Within a few years I had it down to my own science and was on the hunt for better patterns. When I couldn't find what I was looking for I began the journey of designing my own. It has been a thrilling journey, one in which, I have met some amazing people. I opened Tenderfeet Stitches on Etsy as soon as I discovered the existence of such a fabulous DIYer's haven. Since then, I have started teaching classes at a local fabric store, The Quilter's Market. I really love sharing that feeling I get when I successfully complete a garment. I can only hope that my children will discover the same joy and love within the things I create and that I can pass on the tools to others so that they may share such feelings with those they love.
This listing is NOT for a finished garment, it is for a PDF file. Does not qualify for combo packs discount.
Dress them in the best and ignite the imagination of a child you love with a world of magic, fairy dust and fantasy. Perfect for birthday parties, galas and dress up. This dress can be adapted to resemble just about any princess.
The tutorial provides all of the information and measurements you will need to create a one of a kind outfit. With step-by-step instructions and tons of photographs, the process is made simple and easy to understand. I am always available for assistance.
Included in this tutorial:
Bodice Sizes: 12m, 18m, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6, 7, 8
Skirt Sizes: 12m, 18m, 2T, 3T, 4T, 4, 5T, 5, 6, 6s, 7, 7s, 8, 8s
Instructions and tables for achieving a truly custom fit
Instructions for shirring and shortening a zipper
This tutorial has been tried and tested by a group of ladies with 1 year to 20 plus years of sewing experience. While I would not recommend this to a novice, it is not so difficult that someone who is fairly new to the hobby couldn't pull it off.
A few testimonials:
"This tutorial was great! The dress is so fun to make, and the end result is so professional and fancy looking. The directions were incredibly easy to follow and there were clear, easy to see pictures for each step. You can truly customize this dress to any little princess using so many different fabrics and trims. I will be making these in different colors for my little girls to use for dress up!"
"This tutorial was amazingly detailed and provided great instruction through text, pictures, and links! I love the no pattern format which gives the seamstress the option to make any size over and over again! Will definitely use Tenderfeet Stitches patterns again!"
"I found this pattern to be very user friendly. It has several pictures to help with any confusion with the wording, or instructions. When I had even the slightest hesitation or question, all I had to do was look at the pictures. I would recommend this pattern to anyone."
This tutorial is only permitted for personal use and may not be used to make garments to sell. If you wish to sell a small quantity of garments facilitated through the use of this tutorial, you must contact me at TenderfeetStitches @gmail.com for further discussion.
Please note that the outfit is shown in the pictures with an underskirt. The Underskirt is not included in this tutorial. If you would like to make a similar pettiskirt, you can find both FREE and for sale instructions on the web.
Photographs by Erica Finnan Photography