My daughter is STILL on the Strawberry Shortcake kick, so for her fourth birthday she wanted a Strawberry Shortcake "theme"... again. But this time she wanted all of her friends, too. OK. No problem. And, just because I wanted to, I made her a Strawberry Shortcake ball gown - copied from the Glimmerberry Ball movie.
I am pretty happy with the results and I think she likes it, too! I used the more expensive satin from Walmart and it was worth it! It was so much easier than the cheap stuff I used on the Pinkalicious dress.
The bodice was patterned after a tank top that fits her well and it has velcro in the back since I didn't have any zippers on hand. Under the arms I used single fold bias tape and used that for the straps, too.
The bottom is a circle skirt with sparkly tulle overlays - I just cut the waist circles off center and graduated the sizes for the layers on the dress I was replicating.
Oh- my biggest cheater factor is that I melted the edges of the skirt with a lighter instead of sewing a hem- I hate hemming on a curve, especially with satin!
The headband is made from an old Tshirt and leftover satin scraps. I have been waiting weeks to get this post up because I didn't have that strawberry on the front or the headband done in time for her party.
Now, back to the Strawberry Shortcake & Friends party. I didn't flinch a bit when she asked for that because I had already bought her a set of dolls on clearance at Target after Christmas to save for her birthday and figured I could stick 'em on some cupcakes!
Lots of sprinkles (clearance from Valentines Day at Target) and some strawberry gummies and we were set!
BUT, because I was so ambitious, I actually made strawberry shortcake, blueberry muffins, lemon meringue pie (my first time!), and "plum pudding."
Actually, that was just dirt pudding with the pudding part dyed purple!
OK! I finally blogged about the last birthday in time to get ready for the next one! Grace will be one year old on Sunday! It makes me all sappy and sentimental...