Project

Infant 'Princess' ensemble

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The entire ensemble. It turned out just the way I had envisioned it. I can't wait to see it on her. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time, be very patient, and have a fairly good knowledge of working with difficult 'fancy fabrics'. The entire outfit was made with French seams, and the bodice is fully lined. The main pink matte satin skirt and the two organza overskirts were each constructed separately and hemmed separately before attaching to the bodice. The main skirt was attached to the bodice directly. The two overskirts were first sewn to a 3/8" silk 'waistband' and then handstitched to the bodice over the main skirt.

What you will need

  • Casa collection matte satin
  • white organza
  • pink organza
  • and white glitzy organza
  • white batiste for bodice lining
  • pink and white lining fabric for edging of organza overskirts
  • buttons
  • purchased organza flowers
  • gold jump rings for bodice lacing
  • ribbon

Q&A with dottyeb

Nan-Jan asked:
Beautiful outfit! Hope the baby is well.
dottyeb answered:
Thank you. It was a joy to design and construct for such a special little girl.
Screaming Mimi asked:
That is just darling...and what beautiful work you did!
dottyeb answered:
Thank you so much.