Braided Ballerina Dress


Braided Ballerina Dress for little girls

We interrupt your regularly scheduled craft and preschool posts to bring you this adorable Braided Ballerina Dress.  If sewing is not your thang, then scroll along!

(Forgive my shadowy pictures- my model was quite grumpy during her photo shoot.)

My youngest daughter, Maggie, turned 3 recently.  She is a dainty little thing who loves pink and ballerinas.  So I whipped her up this sweet little dress as a birthday gift.  I used this Braided Little Girl's Dress tutorial from Jessica of Me Sew Crazy guest posting on The Girl Creative.  Maggie is very thin and petite, so I made a size 2T bodice for her and a 3T bottom.  The fabric is called Twirl Ballerinas by Henry Glass & Co.  Mine was from a local fabric store-- I was unable to find it currently available online.

The only alteration I made to the tutorial was to add a bit of lace along the bodice and bottom hem.

I absolutely love the effect of the braid along the top neckline, and the (not as hard as it looks) weaving on the back.  It is a great detail and I love the texture that it adds..

Since I couldn't find mice buttons (which would have been Maggie's first choice), I used these sweet pink kitties instead.   Still super cute!

The dress fits and wears beautifully.  It is dainty and girly like my Maggie, but she's been wearing it like a play dress since it is made of a very playable 100% cotton.

Want to make one yourself?  Go read Jessica's tutorial



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