Whew! I only just signed up for the Kids Clothes Week challenge yesterday and I got this outfit done around 2am this morning! I haven't sewn for my little girl in awhile, which is indeed rare, but she needed a vacation from modeling. Now she's back and in bright summer neon! Perfect for the summer version of KCW, yes?
I call it the Neon Princess in Summer outfit. It's my idea of what a princess in plainclothes would look like in summer when she kind of wants to fit in with the crowd and yet still keep elements of her princess style as well.
That is so my daughter by the way! She's always playing dress up but now she's got a dress that mimics a princess in plainclothes. She can wear it out and about without being overdressed!
The front of the bodice is made from a stretchy and comfortable knit with a neon apple print. The back of the bodice, bow, and leggings are made from a thrifted fabric in a neon coral. It feels almost like a taffeta- when I iron it, it turns purplish and as it cools, it turns back into this bright neon coral. I picked up about 4 yards worth for just $6. I could totally see a big, poufy, full-on princess dress with this fabric- but maybe some other time.
The double layered skirt and sleeves are made from white eyelet lace, which she absolutely loves because of the daisy-like flowers. And the leggings are trimmed with white eyelet ribbon, another thrift store find.
The boat neck bodice is sewn with princess seams- so appropriate for a princess in plainclothes, huh?
I just love the bow on the back! Such a cute, unexpected little surprise.
Despite the awkward stance, she actually loves the dress. Might be because she helped choose the combination of fabrics but she loves that I actually made something pink and princess-y for her!
Day One of Kids Clothes Week is done for me! Yay! Onto Day Two- something in the works for my oldest. Oooh boy! Time to get really creative!
If you want to check out what others are making for Kids Clothes Week, check out their new website here: www.kidsclothesweek.com. See you tomorrow for Day Two and thanks for stopping by!