I made this special outfit for a friend's birthday. She loves the zebra print and hot pink (very popular right now!) so I went to town and made her this for her girl who happens to be the same age as Elisa (they are only 4 days apart). I must say it was very convenient to be able to use Elisa as my little model!
I copied the bodice from one of Elisa's dresses. The rest of it I designed myself. I appliqued the heart and glued the girl's initials in swavorski crystals. Then I added a bow with some corkscrew ribbons (more on that later). I originally had 5 layers on the skirt, but I didn't like the way it looked so I cut off the bottom black layer. I almost cut off the pink and black layer, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. I'm glad I didn't because I love it the way it is. There's no picture of it, but there are 3 buttons on the back and they are sparkly, I am in love with the buttons!
This dress (if I may toot my own horn) is STUNNING in person. It's bold, shiny, and fun. We went to the mall the other day with Kinley wearing this and many compliments from strangers were given on this dress. I want to make one for Elisa now! However, this took a fair amount of patience (and time, of course) to make. The fabric was extremely slippery and it tends to fray easily. Not a huge fan of the fabric, at least not working with it, but I love the way it lays and especially the way it shines.
Here she is in her momma's birthday present! Isn't she a doll?!