I’m excited to be joining in the fun of Sewing by Ti’s Celebrate Blog Tour. Thanksgiving kicks off a month of celebrating around here. So many fun activities coming up for us- the perfect excuse to do a little sewing!
It’s no secret I love to sew dresses for my girls. There are just so many amazing dress patterns out there and the possibilities seem endless. I get a little giddy when I go through their closets and realize they’ve outgrown their dresses from the previous year. Add in the upcoming holidays and I was one eager mama ready to whip up another pretty dress for my little girly.
My little one absolutely loved my velvet holiday dress and begged for her own version. I used the Isabel Dress pattern from Made for Mermaids with a twist. I wanted to add a little feminine detail to the dress with sweet ruffles on the hem and sleeves. My sister picked up this stunning velvet for me at the SAS store in Phoenix but this eggplant stretch velvet from Stylish Fabric would be a great substitute. This color is amazing in real life- deep with that subtle shimmer velvet has. Eeeek! I’m seriously obsessed with it!
I did a size 8 maxi length with long sleeves. She loves maxi dresses and this velvet was just begging for the drama of a full length dress.
Speaking of drama… this girly can turn it on when I whip out my camera. I let her style this dress up how she wanted and she piled on the 90’s edgy vibe. The boots, choker, and rocker hairdo just kill me! Totally flashing back to my teenage years and getting a glimpse of hers while I’m at it!
She glammed it up a bit for church with gold accessories and curls. I love the totally different looks!
If you’re wondering how practical a wrap dress is on a little one I have one tip for you- shorties. The dress is nice and secure at the waist but a pair of shorties underneath saves her from any wardrobe malfunctions. She’s still a normal active little girl and heaven knows she’s not the least bit worried about it but I am! Shorties are just a good idea to save any unnecessary flashing 😉
She loves how comfortable this dress is and I know it will quickly become a favorite of hers. She’s all about the extravagance and luxury this dress evokes. Drama queen in training right here!
You’ll love all the great inspiration this month from so many of my blogging buddies.
December 1st Sewing By Ti (intro), Octaves of Color
Sunday December 3rd, Me Made
4th: Sew Sophie Lynn
5th: Hazelnut Handmade
6th: Tales from a Southern Mom
Monday December 11th, Tenille’s Thread
12th: MNW Sews
13th: Mahlica Designs
14th: Very Blissful
15th: Stitched by Jennie
Monday December 18th, Kate Will Knit
19th: Sewing by Ti
20th: Vicky Myers Creations
21st: Margarita on the Ross
22nd: Auschick Sews
23rd: Shalini’s Blog
Tuesday December 26th: Seams Sew Low
28th: Sew Like a Sloth
29th: Sewing By Ti
30th: Kathys Kwilts and More
31st: Embrace Everyday
20 thoughts on “Celebrate with the Made For Mermaids Isabel”
This is so stunningly gorgeous! You’re the best velvet seamstress ever!!!
What a stunning dress!!! Totally love this velvet colour and she sure knows how to style ❤
This is beautiful! I would like to make something similar for my granddaughter. Do you have any hints to help me with the ruffle on the skirt? Did you add any support at the waist for the weight of the velvet? Thanks!
Thank you! I used all the leftover fabric for the ruffle- three strips the width of the fabric by 2.5″. I didn’t add clear elastic at the waist but that’s a great idea- it is quite heavy.
The velvet is lovely! I like the drama of the length and the ruffles.
This is stunning! And that velvet is perfect for Christmas!