Sunday, November 30, 2014

Handmade Dresses!

Hello friends! In today's post I wanted to share my handmade Sylvanian dress creations. My School Sports Day Cheerleaders (a collector's gift from the club magazine) are super cute in their cheerleading uniforms, but I thought they could use some regular day dresses! I didn't have any extra, so I opted to take the creative route: sewing my own girls dresses. These are some of my first tries on doing this project. Here they both are, Renee Sparkle & Mikaela Renard modeling the new outfits!

 
 
Now I will show you some close-ups of both girls to have a better look at them!
 

 
Mikaela's dress, (up above) was the first one I made. I got my inspiration for both dresses by the Sylvanian "overall" type outfit that come with some of the girls in the families. I made my own pattern and sewed each dress. My grandma also gave me some tips on hemming, and gathering the skirt (thank you so much, Mama!). I added some red beads like the ones from the original Sylvanian dresses on hers to make it look like buttons.
 
 
Here's Renee's dress, it's a bit more fancier! I wanted it to be strictly a day dress but when crafting and creating it turned out a bit more posh ;) This one was a bit more complicated as the purple polka-dotted fabric had to be attached to white fabric underneath, it was too sheer at first to be a dress. I glued on some lace at the top to add some style.
 
 
~ Thank you for reading about my newest projects! I think more Sylvanian outfits will be made in the future, it's so much fun to sew them. Let me know if you would like a tutorial for this, I can certainly do it since I have a pattern!  
♥ jυlιa 

18 comments:

  1. The two dresses look gorgeous! Very well done! And because I love tutorials I would be very happy to see one :)

    Kyra

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    1. Thank you Kyraja! I will be working on one to post, not sure when but sometime :)

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  2. Wau Julia! They look great for first adventure into Sylvanian sewing :)

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  3. I love this two dresses, they are beautiful and so well made! This is very difficult to sew some tiny things like that!
    Agnès

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    1. I agree with you, it's hard to sew things that tiny sometimes! But it's all worth it in the end :) Thank you for your comment Capucine!

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  4. These are brilliant! My first attempts were awful. These are just super!

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    1. Thank you for such a nice comment! :) If you practice more often I am sure you will get better!!

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  5. You did a great job with these dresses! I don't sew, so I end up just going the no sew routes with felt or ribbons. Amazing!

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    1. Thank you! :D You're from the forum, aren't you. it's okay if you don't sew, glue and ribbon is a great idea as well!

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  6. You've made some gorgeous dresses, Julia! I'd love to see a tutorial! xo Jennifer

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    1. Oh thank you! <3 One will be up sometime. :)

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  7. I'm so sorry I didn't comment here sooner! Beautiful dresses, I agree they do need some everyday clothes! Really wonderful work Julia! I have begun sewing for my Sylvanians too, so I know it's no easy task! ;)

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    1. No problem! :) Thank you for your sweet comment. Good luck on your sewing Paige! :D

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