Gabriella is such a sweet little dress that is just perfect for any special day whether it’s Grandma’s birthday party, a holiday, wedding or simply a day out with mom. This little dress features a contrasting band on the bodice and a clever sash that can be tied into a gorgeous bow in the front of the dress or if you prefer in the back. I’ve also used little covered buttons on the back of this dress. However, if you prefer to use regular buttons you certainly can. This dress also has a very full skirt with a built-in crinoline to give the skirt lots of fullness and make it have that princess feel, which is perfect for twirling. Just for fun try making the crinoline in a bright color that is complimentary to your fabric choice for a really fun pop of color underneath and an unexpected surprise!
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A rotary cutter
A cutting mat
A quilter’s ruler
Fabric for dress
Complimentary fabric for the sash and bodice bands
Fabric for crinoline
Tulle or netting for the crinoline
Lots of straight pins
5/8” covered button kit
Aerybeth - January 12th, 2013
love this dress so easy and cute!!!
Gulotta, Cathy - December 24th, 2012
Keisha - April 2nd, 2012
The only thing I have to say is that the measurements for the ties was far too short. It called for 4 (4"x30") pieces for the sash and that made for a short bow. The other thing I would suggest is that the tulle be gathered before applying it to the dress. It really saved time.
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