Friday, June 1, 2012

Tinkerbell Rosetta Fairy Dress


I finished my latest sewing project that I was having so much trouble with...and here it is:

Awhile back I foolishly decided that it would just be so awesome to make my GD's J & B some matching Tinkerbell outfits!

I purchased the pattern (Simplicity 2872/0805) and let them pick which Fairy they wanted to be.

"B" chose Rosetta and "J" chose Silvermist.

I went lickety split to the sewing store to purchase the fabric, thinking I was gonna "whip these up" in no time! (Yeah...right!)

 I really should have known better, considering I'm fully aware of what my sewing "limitations" are...LOL!

(There is just something about cute little Grandbabes running around that makes you think you can do ANYTHING when it's for them!)

Anywhoo...I soon found out that this dress/costume was no "walk in the park" and I was going to have to pull into the deepest depths of my old fuzzy brain to figure it all out.

I'm one of those weird people who freak out if something gets messed up and I can't stand the thought of wasting something (yes...I am a hoarder!).

So, rather than just "go for it" I agonized over every piece of this dress, getting more afraid every moment of making a mistake.

This was not good, as it took me way longer to complete it than it should for any normal human being!

I'm still not sure the last few steps were done correctly, but I'm hoping any mistakes won't be too obvious! :)

The best part...and the thing that REALLY matters Granddaughter "B" loved it and photographing her frolicking around in the dress in her backyard in her land of make-believe was all the satisfaction I needed!

(BTW...just a note here...even though the pattern does include instructions for making the Fairy wings, I decided instead to purchase some and found the one's you see in the pictures at the dollar store!)

Phew! Now that this one is done...onto the Silvermist version for "J".

Hopefully that one will be easier now that I have survived this first one!

Thanks for hangin' in there with me...I'm a very SLOW crafter and don't post as much as I'd like to, but I appreciate all of my followers and look forward to sharing my next project with you soon!

All Photos in this post were taken by Lisa Hall using the following equipment:
Canon Rebel T3
Canon Powershot Elph 100 HS
iPhone 4s

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Unknown said...

GREAT job, Lisa!

Karen The Graphics Fairy said...

It's darling!

Megan said...


malia said...

Oh my gosh-- GORGEOUS! What a lucky little girl (-:

Laura @ House Of Joyful Noise said...

Talk about sewing skills!! Very cute!

Etcetorize said...

It looks awesome! She looks beyond cute in it. Can't wait to see what the next one looks. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

How sweet! You did a wonderful job! I am a slow crafter, too! So maybe that will make you feel better. I know sometimes I feel like I get myself into a pickle, but get over the hump and finish and then feel so happy! You will be having more fun on the second one around!

Unknown said...

What an adorable model you have there! And that fairy dress is just too sweet! i bet she felt like a fairy princess in it! :)

Stuff-n-Such By Lisa said...

Thank-you all for the very sweet comments! You've all boosted my confidence and I'm so happy that you stopped by!

Unknown said...

So cute! My daughter would love me to make something like this for her. I really need to learn how to sew better.

Etcetorize said...

I love this project so much that I'm featuring it at this week's party at Etcetorize. I hope you'll stop by to grab a featured button from the sidebar and link up again!

Sew Can Do said...

This turned out beautifully and I'm sure she loves that you made this especially for her. My daughter loves the fairies too, so this may get on my to-do list. I'm a perfectionist like you too so I know exactly what you mean! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

Justine of SewCountryChick said...

This looks so professional . Beautiful job and your GD is lovely!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Wow!!! Your Tinkerbell costume looks amazing!!!

Annie said...

Your dress looks beautiful! You are a great grandma!

Peter said...

This such a wonderful little fairy dress. Absolutely adorable!

I thought I'd let you and your readers know about a Creative Costume Contest over at - and the best part is the $250 Grand Prize.

Thanks again for sharing your process with us!


Unknown said...

love it - you did an awesome job and your fairy model is adorable :) Stop by our Snickerdoodle Sunday sometime and link up!

Debbie said...

The fairy dress turned out beautiful! Your granddaughter is so lovely too. I bet she will have such fun with it and wear it often. Great job.