Novelty fabrics - I am not usually a fan. Well, maybe I should clarify that I'm not usually a fan of "licensed character" novelty fabrics. But at the beginning of the summer, I can across a bolt of this fabric called "Fashionable Princess" in the Disney novelty shelf of my local Joann Fabrics.
It looks darker in this stock photo, but in real life the background of this is a very pale pink. Disney Princess but with a little more sophisticated look? And I had a store coupon? I bought the rest of the bolt. And there it sat, making me feel guilty all summer long. My only saving grace was that the kids had no idea that I bought it, so I wasn't getting asked "Did you make my dress yet?" on a daily basis.
But when I stumbled across the Poppy's Peekaboo Dress pattern by Create Kids Couture, I knew that I needed to get off my butt and start sewing. I grabbed a simple black polka dot as the accent fabric and got going.
I did want to fussy cut one of the princesses for the front bodice and Belle was the one to make the cut for this version. Unfortunately, that meant that the entire pattern piece was cut on the bias, so I Best Press-ed it to death and that kept it from stretching out.
The pattern has a few really nice detail touches that make it stand out from the crowd but it was really, really simple to follow. The back view is just beautiful!
I still have plenty left in my stash and my oldest has already specified that she wants her version to be more about Snow White. While I'm not planning on making another Poppy, I've got a pretty clear plan in mind. It's in the queue, kiddo.