Monday, October 29, 2012

The Nightmare before Christmas dresses

I've been meaning to make the girls some Nightmare before Christmas dresses for a long time now.
So, when Laura at Ellie Inspired had her Hopscotch Design Contest, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to make them.


Of course, I didn't get them done in time to enter the contest.
I have been so busy with customer orders, football, and Halloween preparations, in addition to other things.

I know you guys have missed me on the blog. I've had some really sweet emails expressing that sentiment, as well as some not so nice emails wondering where I've been.
More on that later, maybe... maybe not.

Anyways... I stayed up late finishing these dresses last night and I just had to show you guys because
I'm just so thrilled at how they turned out.

I made Ella's with some really nice red jersey from and some black and white cotton prints from Hobby Lobby. The pattern I used is, of course, the Hopscotch Girl pattern by Ellie Inspired.

I appliqued Jack to the front bodice

and added some faux fur trim to the sleeves.

The little clip in her hair is from Just Peachy applique.

I also used the little clippie embroidery file to do the applique on Ella's doll dress.

It was a test and turned out rather big, but Ella was thrilled to death with it.

Lucy's dress skirt is made from some knit fabric that I got about 2 or 3 years ago to make a Sally dress and never did it. The top is made from the same knit as her under garments for her Sally Halloween costume last year.

It's super cute and really soft, but I didn't really get a good shot of it, because....

Lucy was FREEZING!
Here she is after about 3-4 shots saying, "That's all Mom, I'm freezing!"

I appliqued Sally to the front of her dress and LOVE the way it turned out.

I got this file from ebay years ago and it's been on the (never ending to-do) list since.

I didn't have a tiny hair clippie or small file to put Sally on the doll dress, so I just used a little heart button in the same color as her hair.

It was the second dolly dress I made, so it fits much better!
I really love it.

I also made Lucy an adorable bow to go with her dress with some of those bottle cap thingies. I've also had these in my stash forever.

It's so nice to sew for fun and cross things off the list that have been on there forever.

It also feels good to make my little ones so happy.
Aren't they adorable?!

Lucy had a birthday last week, so she is 6 now. :(
They grow up so fast.


Kate said...

Those dresses are cute but the models are cuter!

daniKate designs said...

Congratulations on getting some projects crossed off your list--I can imagine how great it feels and it looks like the girls are pretty happy about it too!
And it's nice to see you on the blog again (though I enjoy your Facebook updates too), but I don't expect you to post, I just enjoy it when you do :) I'm sure others who blog feel the same way, because they understand the time commitment and that life has other priorities.

Mrs.Fitz said...

You're just amazing!

Simple Simon & Co said...

Love LOVE LOVE!!! I don't know which dress I like better. Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my top 10 favorite movies of all time. (I even have a Jack Skellington wallet.)

You're awesome.

Amanda S. said...

Adorable!!! I've gotten a million hugs since I started working on my boys' Halloween costumes - I really need to sew for them more. I love to see your happy girls with their smiling faces!

Claudia J said...

So good to see you at it again. I was a little worried about you.....Great dresses!

Shannon H said...

precious!!! LOVE them both and the girls are so pretty! Man doesn't it feel good to finally make something that you have wanted to forever ago!! I'm always trying to but just doesn't happen too much these days.

Julie W. said...

Dresses turned out so cute and you can tell the girls really love them!! Isn't it fun to accomplish some things on your to do list!!?? I have an ever growing one!! Lucy has really grown!!

Megan @ Made for Mermaids said...

Cute! Poor LuLu haha

imbeingheldhostage said...

Oh please adopt me! I found you while googling... I can't even remember what I was googling now since I've been reading your clog for about a half an hour now :)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these. Please tell me you'll put something NBC on your Etsy store sometime.

imbeingheldhostage said...

*blog geez, excited much? :-/