I made this baby princess dress for one of my best friends, Crystal’s adorable daughter Kaelyn’s first birthday! It’s my first time making this sort of thing for a baby.

I wanted the dress to be inspired a bit by Disney’s Ariel’s pink dinner dress.  In the Disney parks lately they’ve been doing a teal version of this dress and I thought it was really pretty.  Some of the glittery star fabric is remnants from my own Sleeping Beauty dress.

I drafted the pattern off of one of her existing dresses and just modified it a little bit, so I was sure it would fit her. The whole collar and sleeve cuffs are elastic. Also, the size of the back is larger than it needs to be and is made smaller with a ribbon waist tie, so she can wear it for longer. The skirt has layers of tulle inside (with a lining skirt as the bottom layer so the tulle doesn’t itch her.) I think it’s really cute how the tulle makes her skirt poof out! I think my main mistake was putting any sort of remotely scratchy lace near the collar area, I’ll be more careful about that next time.

Anyway, hope you enjoy!

Here is the replica I made of Momoko’s black and white Baby, the Stars Shine Bright Kamikaze Girls dress.

Today I’m officially 28 weeks (7 months) pregnant with twin girls! Just starting 3rd trimester, hurray! To celebrate I wore the new Kamikaze Girls dress I made. Kamikaze Girls is still one of my favorite movies and  love Momoko’s wardrobe in it.

Kamikaze Girls Dress

More photos and construction information after the cut. […]

My mom came out for a week and helped me get my twin girl nursery mostly together! There’s still a few more things to do, like make the curtains, get a big fluffy chair, finish the changing table drawers and a few more shelves, but it’s really getting there!

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