Saturday, March 10, 2012

NewLook 6881-- The "Masquerade" Father/ Daughter Banquet Dress!

(My daughter & Hubby, two peas in a pod:)

Well last night was yet another Father/Daughter Banquet hosted by our church. It was the second one my hubby & "Wee One" attended together. Remember last year's banquet? (that dress was pretty fun to make too!) Well, the theme this year was the masquerade and from the stories I heard upon their return, all from hubby since my daughter was knocked out sleep, it was a BLAST!!! They danced, ate, danced, and had fun mingling with friends and other daddy/daughter pairs of all ages. It was a great event to encourage bonding betweend dads and their girls. I was blessed to have a WONDERFUL Father and it inspired & influenced me to marry a Wonderful Hubby & Father. Father/ Daughter bonds are so important!!!

Here are a few picture highlights of the evening....


(Wearing my mask)

(Dancing with Dad)

 (Made a new friend)

(Posing with the Big Girls)

(Grabbed some chocolate ice cream afterward)

 (One of my favorite photos of the night--I'd call it "Ice Cream and a history lesson")


I'm happy I "rediscovered this pattern " and made the decision to use it. It went together effortlessly!!! Here's the pattern review.....

New Look 6881

Pattern Description:
Dress with bodice and skirt variations.


Pattern Sizing:
I cut the size 4 for my daughter.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, pretty much! I added a few changes but overall it looked about the same.


Were the instructions easy to follow?
Super easy!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved the style and felt it would be a great pattern to showcase the fancy fabric I had.

Fabric Used:
Turquoise taffeta with black embossed velvet pattern.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Added 2" to the bodice and took in back skirt seam at bottom about 2" and tapered to nothing at waist. I also used tulle instead of net to add volume to the skirt & let it hand 2" below hemline to add contrast. I also used a velvet pleated trim that I picked up in NYC for the neckline. And I used the remainder of the trim to make a flower which I added to the dress.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Probably not since I sewed it once when she was a baby. But I HIGHLY recommend it to others.

Conclusion:
Wonderful little dress! Me and my daughter couldn't be happier!

28 comments:

  1. This just made my little heart melt! How adorable, and that pose your little one is giving on the first picture, is priceless! Great photos and thanks for sharing!

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  2. Beautiful, Lil Ms. Diva is working that gorgeous dress. That pattern was perfect for that gorgeous print which speaks volume. You did a great job.

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  3. Ha! That kid is going to give you a run for your money :-) She is sassy! And your husband, as always, is looking very nice.

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  4. Omigosh. She is *adorable* and the dress is gorgeous. And her daddy is pretty darned cute with her, too. What great memories for them!

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  5. What a wonderful event! Your loved ones look smashing! You did a beautiful job on the dress! So incredibly sweet!

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  6. What a great dress for a wonderful occasion! Thanks for sharing the pics with us!

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  7. What a great event. Dad and daughter looked greatttt. It is a beautiful time in your daughter's life, hubby and yours. Beautiful dress.

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  8. Stunning dress, you should be very proud :)

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  9. This is so precious! What a wonderful event. Thanks for sharing photos!

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  10. How beautiful is that dress on your cute daughter?? I love that your hubby was colour co-ordinated too, it sounds like a wonderful event and will hopefully be a tradition for many years to come.

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  11. I am so glad I follow you and was able to see these pictures. What a wonderful memory you and your husband have built for your daughter. She looks thrilled, and her dress is divine.

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  12. ABSOLUTELY precious. And what a beautiful couple! I can tell that Daddy thinks she is extra special!

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  13. Awwwwwwe! How cute they both are together! In one of the poses with her Dad, she looks like she's already got a handle on modeling! She's absolutely adorable and I can tell she's the "Apple" in both Dad and Mom's eye!! Beautiful work Victoria!

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  14. Beautiful dress on your beautiful daughter!

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  15. The dress is beautiful!! Daddy and daughter look great! She is sooo adorable!! Love the print too.

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  16. She is very lucky to have a mummy like you who sews beautiful clothes! God bless your family Victoria! Very beautiful fabric used in the lil one!

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  17. She looks smashing and she's growing up so fast. The blue and red dresses are both fabulous colours on the wee one.

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  18. Looks like a perfect dress for a perfect evening- too sweet!

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  19. She loos adorable! The dress is fabulous, and it looks like she had a great time.

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  20. It is lovely to see a father/daughter bond and connection! God is good! It looks like they all had fun, and I absolutely love the dress you made for your daughter, along with the mask. These will be precious memories for all of you!

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  21. Beautiful dress on a beautiful model!

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  22. What a beautiful couple! How wonderful for fathers to take interest and time with their daughters. That is a blessing and moments that your family will always remember.

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  23. She looks super cute! Great job on the dress.

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  24. The dress (and girl) are gorgeous. Love the last photo, too. I just read one of my kids a story about John Wesley this afternoon!

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  25. Absolutely beautiful, Victoria. I know you and your husband are very proud of your adorable little princess.

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  26. Oh gosh, these pictures melt my heart. There's not much better than a daddy and his daughter!

    The dress came out beautifully, as usual :)

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  27. she is just so adorable in her dress and I love the mask you made. Love it all

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