Jul 10, 2015

A Minnie Mouse Dress

On Monday of this week my baby turned THREE!  I guess that means she isn't really a baby anymore, can I still call her a toddler? Or is she officially a preschooler?  It seems crazy that she has turned three already.  Before I became a mom, I remember hearing parents talk about how fast kids grow up...they would say "you blink and they are grown". And now living it I realize how true that is!  I seems like I was just bringing that tiny, dark haired baby home, and now she is a KID!...who has blonde hair, ha!  But at the same time, it feels like she has always been a part of the family.

This Minnie Mouse inspired dress was one of her birthday presents.  This girl is a serious Minnie fan!  Making her a Minnie dress has been on my mind for a while now...ever since she picked out those yellow shoes sometime last year.  And I am so glad I finally did it because she LOVES this dress (and she will probably outgrow those shoes any day now!)

For the dress I used the Alyss dress pattern from issue 7 of One Thimble with just one little modification.  I think it turned out perfectly, it is exactly what I had envisioned in my head!

The dress pattern has some pretty, flared sleeves, but they didn't fit my Minnie vision.  So I gathered the bottom of the sleeve too and added a bias trim to the hem.  Now they are a perfect match to her Minnie doll!  (there is a really great article on adding bias trim in issue 7 of One Thimble too!)

I sized up and made the dress in a size 3 so my petite girl has plenty of growing room, I anticipate lots of Minnie dress up in our house!  There are 2 options in the dress pattern, one has working buttons on the front and a side zip, the other has decorative buttons and a back zip.  I chose the back zip.

The dress sews up great!  But with the zipper, lined bodice, and sleeves, I would say it is best for intermediate seamstresses.

I made a huge bow and hot glued it to a head band so Em and Minnie can match from head to toe!

I think you can tell from the photos how much she loves the dress!  She told me "this is my favorite thing I never had before!"  I think I will call that a win!  Happy birthday, sweet girl!!


  1. She is such a doll. And you're lucky she'll still pose for pics for you. Though age 3 might change that...

    1. Thanks! She loves these photoshoots, we have a lot of fun...lots of giggles and dancing!

  2. Absolutly adorable dress. And child. You did a great job

  3. Hi Crystel, Love your blog and from reading you, bought this pattern. After cutting I noticed there is nothing related with the skirt. How did you managed? Thanks a lot from Brussels :)

  4. تتمكن من خلال شركة مكافحة حشرات الحصول علي اعلي كفاءة و جودة في القضاء التام علي جميع انواع الحشرا جميع المبيدات المتواجدة لدي شركة ابادة حشرات مصرح بها من قبل وزارة الصحة بانها صديقة للبيئة

  5. يسعي الكثير من العملا للتعامل مع شركة مكافحة حشرات في مكة لتواجد بها جميع الخدمات التي يريدون الحصول عليها كما يتواجد لدي شركة عزل خزانات بمكة الكثير من المواد التطهيرة التي تقضي تماما علي تواجد الفيروسات كما تتمكن شركة تنظيف خزانات في مكة من منع تواجد اي انواع من البكتريا التي يمكن ان تؤثر علي نظافة المياه



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