Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Queen's Jubilee Dress

The Queen's Jubilee is in a few weeks! What a great celebration it will be all over England! I've realised that we are living in this country during some of the best years...we've been here for the Royal Wedding, now the Queen's Jubilee, and soon the Olympics! Pretty cool. 


Anyway, I've been wanting to make a festive jubilee dress for my little girl to wear to our neighbourhood street party and was able to get it almost completely done this afternoon. I do not have free afternoons very often, but my husband took my kids out for a couple hours today and I got to blast my music and sew with no interruptions. I'm always amazed at how much I can get done in times like this. 



I initially used the Circle Skirt tutorial from MADE. This was so easy!! I could have easily and happily left the skirt as a skirt and matched it with the tank, but my little girl is all about dresses...and not just any dress, but dresses that twirl when she twirls. 




The circle skirt is perfect for twirling...but isn't a dress. So, I took a white tank top and sewed it to the top of the circle skirt. 


I used pins to mark where I wanted the top of the elastic as well as the center front and back of the dress. Then, I stuck the top into the skirt and pinned the center back of the skirt to the center back of the top. Same with the front and sides. Then I pinned all around and stitched it together.


 Now, I need to find the perfect embellishment for the top of the dress. I think it needs a little blue mixed in with the red & white...Any suggestions?? ...Done! :-)

28 comments:

  1. Love, love, love this dress, Jessica!!! I've made Dana's skirt and teamed it with a t-shirt, but never thought of joining them together. Perhaps you could add a small appliqué or a fabric flower???

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    1. Thank you! I'm considering a fabric flower or fabric yo-yo's. I'm hoping to finish this weekend. :-)

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  2. This is darling!! I love Dana's pattern it is so cute and quick!! I love the idea of attaching it to a top, I am going to have to make one for my twirly daughter too! I think that neckline wants a fabric flower or two, but then I'm a little obsessed with fabric flowers. :) Found you on Tales of a Trophy Wife's link party.

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    1. I'd love to see what you make for your daughter. I fell in love with the circle skirt and am excited to make more!

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  3. So So SO cute. YOur idea of attaching the skirt to the tank is "brilliant". Perhaps a blue sweater in case it's chilly? Actually, I love it as is. The party sounds fun. What is Canaan going to wear?:):)
    Love,Mom

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    1. Thanks, mom! I like your idea of a blue sweater...hope it will be hot, though! Canaan's going to wear the treasure pocket pants from Sewing for Boys (red pants w/ blue car print pockets).

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  4. That's great! I love that you sewed the shirt to a skirt!

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  5. What a pretty dress,who wouldn't love it!

    www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I forgot to mention that my little girl picked the fabric out...I was so excited with her choice!

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  7. Definitely a wide blue satin sash, tied in a big bow at the back :)

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    1. Oohh...I like the sound of that!

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  8. I love the polka dots! So cute! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I love Terrific Tuesdays :-)

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  9. Adorable! It reminds me a little of Minnie Mouse:)

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    1. I totally thought the same thing when I saw it on the hanger. Maybe we'll use it again at Halloween! :-)

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  10. So very, very cute!! I love it!! I have some red and white polka dot fabric... I might have to use it soon! LOL
    Thank you!!

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  11. Hi Jessica, I've featured your Jubilee dress today...
    http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/06/threading-your-way-features_09.html

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    1. Thank you, Pam, for making me feel special again! :-)

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  12. This is an adorable dress!! Liz

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  13. I love the Minnie Mouse polka dots! So cute!

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  14. Oh, yes. Definitely pinning this. Spin dresses are the best. Thanks for the tutorial. I'll be pinning this and sharing the pin on Facebook at OneCreativeMommydotcom. Grab a feature button from my website if you'd like!

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    1. Oooh! How exciting! I'm glad you liked it and thanks for sharing it on your Facebook page! :-)

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