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.

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


  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!

  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.

  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.

  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!

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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.

  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.

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

  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!

  14. Beautiful dress on your beautiful daughter!

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

  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!

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

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

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

  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!

  21. Beautiful dress on a beautiful model!

  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.

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

  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!

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

  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 :)

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


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