8.26.2013

The Sally Dress!

O is just a bit obsessed with My Little Pony nowadays.  How obsessed?  Well, the other day she asked the babysitter if she had a horn on her head (you know - like a unicorn horn).  Yeah, I’d say that’s pretty obsessed.


So when I was lucky enough to pattern test Shannon’s newest pattern, the Sally Dress, I knew that I wanted to draw a little inspiration from something that O loves so much.  And when it came time to pick a pony as inspiration I settled on Rainbow Dash because who doesn't love a rainbow colored pony?

So just in case you were ever wondering, this is what you get when you cross an awesome new dress pattern with a rainbow colored creature.


To make the bodice I first pieced five strips together (each a little less than two inches in width) and I then cut the bodice out from the pieced fabric (super easy!).  Fortunately, I had just enough pieced fabric left over to cut out the pocket linings as well, so now there’s a nice little rainbow surprise in each pocket.  


And look at these pockets!  They are awesomely large (and allow for some really fun topstitching)!  


Because this dress was made from the test version of the pattern the pocket placement is a bit off so this dress is a little shorter than I originally imagined, but in the end I came to love the shortness of the dress and the vintage feel of the length.  O obviously loved it too - I mean, isn't this the face of a happy customer?



Which brings me to my latest idea – a whole series of My Little Pony inspired dresses.  Is that the most ridiculous thing that you’ve ever heard?  Possibly.  But I know that it’s something that O will just love.  And how could I say no to someone who thinks that she's walking around with a unicorn horn on her head?


Want to make your very own Sally Dress?  Grab the pattern here.

15 comments:

  1. the pocket! the topstitiching! the story! that smile! i love it all so much!

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  2. This is so cool! Yes, do a whole series of my little pony dresses! everyone loves them and that means more dresses like this.

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  3. This is still one of my fave dresses out of the whole test! Love it! thanks again!

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  4. This dress is wonderful! Love it!

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  5. completely and totally awesome. I LOOOOVE IT!!!

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  6. YES!! so adorably awesome and rainbow-y! my kids were singing along to the "save the crystal ponies with their history" song this evening...belting it out!! hehe.

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    1. It's great! I really love it :)

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  8. I am blissfully uninitiated in the whole My Little Pony thing but I sure do love this dress! And I love anything that makes kids love their handmade clothes even more :)

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  9. Jane...be grateful you are uninitiated. My daughter is obsessed too...she loves the cartoon, loves the toys! (Actually, the cartoons aren't that bad. They all have a good message.) My daughter would flip over this dress!

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  10. Well it's not often your child asks the babysitter if she's horny... ;o) Loving the MLP inspired dress though!

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  11. I am hoping to hold out against MLP for as long as humanly possible, but I do have a little guy who LOVES rainbows! This dress is super fantastic! Love it, and this pattern looks super intriguing too!

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  12. I meant to comment on this last week, and got side tracked- but I keep thinking about this dress! It's so cute and totally something my daughter would LOVE. Rainbows will always rule.

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  13. lol! sara loooves mlp right now too. obsessed! such an adorable dress!

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  14. Great colors and such a cute idea to put the rainbow fabric inside the pockets.

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