(Here it is draped on my dressform. The blue is alot richer & a little darker in color than pictured. Also, just realized I draped the design sideways)
But I still haven't finalized my ideas for her dress. I've had so many thoughts and haven't been able to narrow them down to come up with a sketch. Here's some dresses I've seen on the web that have features I like.....
(The front bows are TOO cute!!! I love the simple shoulder straps and the shaping of the bodice)
(I always love a busy dress with a bolero. And look at the cute flower embellishment)
(Love the skirt and how texture was created through tacking the skirt)
(Love the neckline ruffles and side bow)
(Halter dresses are just adorable on little girls)
(Love the style with the front bodice pleats and the jewel adorned belt)
So I really love features from each dress! But I'm convinced with fabric as bold as hers that I don't need any extravagant designs. So I may just make a pretty dress and use some embellishments to make it pop. Here's the patterns I have to choose from.
Oh my goodness to be quite honest at first these patterns made me yawn. None of them had that wow factor I was originally looking for. I wanted something that would be borderline costumey to have that dramatic masquerade look. I even explored using some Halloween costume patterns. Again, I'm nervous this may be a bit much giving the bold fabric choice. So since I'm pressed for time and I don't want to go too overboard one or more of them in some combination will have to do. I'll tell you this much, by tomorrow evening I'll be settled on an idea and will be working to make her dress happen. I refuse to be sewing until the last minute this year.......Wish me luck!!!