28 Dec 2012

Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your hair

 { my first ever princess dress}

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas with your family and friends and some time to relax and dream up future sewing and crafting projects! I certainly had a nice time and the privilege to see the eyes of a soon to be five year old girl light up with excitement when she whispered “ Mummy, Santa was here…come!” ...

A Rapunzel dress was on the wish list and at first I was looking to buy one but my google search brought up an expected amount of home made creations that I thought “ Oh my, I’ll make one…!”

Well, let’s say it was easier said than done. I didn’t buy the pattern from Simplicity and for a first time costume maker maybe I should have done. Next time! Yes, that’s right; even without the pattern I had so much fun making it than I am just waiting for the next request for a princes dress.

It was also my first time sewing non cotton fabrics and if you ask my craft  friends they’ll tell you that I avoid non cotton fabrics…I don’t even use jersey, so this was a real challenge, not to mention the organza fabric…

Here without further ado, I present you the Rapunzle dress…


And you can’t have a Rapunzel dress without a Rapunzel hair…so 1km ( yes, you are reading that correctly 1 kilometre- it was written on the label) of yellow yarn and some plastic flowers later and here it is…

Let’s just say that Lovely Little Big Daughter was delighted!

For obvious reasons ( I didn’t know what I was doing most of the time),  I don’t have a tutorial but a number of times I looked at this tutorial from Make It Love It - it's absolutley great! I can just say that it wasn’t so hard to sew those satin fabrics together and if you’ve never tired it than you should give it a go – never thought I’d say that.

In the next few days I’ll start preparations for a Rainbow birthday party. I love to throw myself a challenge and I have been busy pinning and dreaming up rainbow projects.

Have a lovely weekend!

Irina xx

23 Dec 2012

Merry Christmas

and a Fantastic New Year!

With special wishes for a lovely festive time and a fabulous year ahead!

Irina xx