Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Cinderelly, Cinderelly, night and day it's Cinderelly

So I've been sewing and beading like a mad fiend. The good news is the Cinderella dresses are both done. Unfortunately, I had to make them both withouut a pattern, so they're not perfect. Here's hoping my niece doesn't notice. I also didn't iron them as I'm morally opposed to the iron. I'm positive she won't notice that - she's four and wanders around in a state of rumpled grubbiness most of the time.


Here are the pictures of the finished dresses - please excuse the crummy camera phone pictures and the fact that my house looks like it's in danger of being shut down by the health department. I'd like to tell you that it's usually much neater...but I'd be lying.



Now I've just got to make the five pairs of jammy pants, three special surprises, two star babies, one slipper and a bracelet. I've really got to start earlier next year...


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11 comments:

Jennifer Armintrout said...

OH MY GOSH THOSE ARE PERFECT!

I want you to make me one of her cleaning dress! Tell me what I must do to make it so!

Brynn Paulin said...

Fantastic job on the dresses! Lex had better love them.

Kelly Kirch said...

I LOVE those dresses! I am so impressed with you, you have no idea. All that and goodlooks too. How do you manage it??

If I were four, I would desperately want both dresses.

Anny Cook said...

Wonderful work! Are you feeling any better???? I certainly hope so!

sterlingwriter said...

You are so talented (and so slow to get going. It's less than a week before Christmas, for goodness sakes! Start in April next year.)
They're gorgeous. I'm jealous. I've pretty much given up sewing. I'd like to say I've replaced it with something equally as creative, but I'd be lying. :-)
Nice job, toots!

Smut Girl said...

Holy Moly! I am a pretty crafty chick. Never met a craft I didn't like. But nothing like that. They are too, too cool. And with a head injury! I bow to your greatness :)

xo
Sommer

Dakota Rebel said...

Those are some fabulous dresses. I may not be 4, but I wouldn't mind getting my hands on that Cinderella princess dress. I can't sew a button back on a shirt, so I am always in awe of people who can make things like that. And without a pattern? Sheesh. Thank god I can write pretty well or I might have to crawl under a rock.

Very, very nice.

Caley Greene said...

Those dresses are absolutely adorable. Wonderful wonderful job. About the star babies....

Amarinda Jones said...

wow! How talented are you? Bloody good job!

barbara huffert said...

You made them without patterns? WOW!!! Could you adopt me please?

Margaret Yang said...

The pink one is sooooo great. And no sisty uglers can tear it apart like they did in the movie. Nuh uh!

I never understood why Disney only sold the Cinderella ball gown and not the other two. A girl needs the entire ensemble!

Those are truly the best dresses I've ever seen.

I thought I was a cool aunt because I buy my neices books. Ha ha ha! I am nowhere near as cool as you.