Friday, March 18, 2011

First Came the Shoes, Then Came the Dress

I recently took Ethan shoe shopping for new tennis shoes and while we were at the store we found a cute pair of shoes for Madelyn too. They were discounted quite a bit, so we couldn't resist buying them for her birthday. I took a guess on her shoe size and luckily it turned out to be right.

After getting the shoes home, I decided that I really needed to make a dress to go with the shoes. After all what would she wear them with?

I found a cute dress pattern from Butterick, #4434, and decided that I wanted the fabric to be eyelet, and that I would tie in the silver from the shoes with a silver satin bow around the waist. I was really excited when I found a white eyelet fabric that had silver sequins. I love it when I have something pictured in mind and it comes together so easily.

Here's the finished dress. The dress pattern didn't have a lining but I decided that I needed to make one because the eyelet was so sheer. The pattern was okay to work with but I've had easier instructions, especially regarding the zipper.

Thankfully the dress fit perfectly, and Madelyn seemed to like the shoes and the dress as much as my sister did.


Steph said...

Oh my goodness, this is precious!!!! So glittery. I LOVE it!

Esmerelda said...

Perfect. Madelyn is getting so tall and beautiful. You are so creative Kim.

Kelly said...

We do love it! Very much! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Rachel Neil said...

The outfit is absolutely exquisite, wow, what a pretty little lady.