A New Dress for the Birthday Girl

I love when my nieces and nephew have birthdays. That means it is time for me to make something fun for them. Last year, I gave Songbird a dress made from the same pattern that I made a dress for Miss Tickles. Miss Tickles wears her dress all the time, and when we skype or get a picture of Songbird, she is so often wearing the dress I made her. I decided to go ahead and make another one. The top part is still big enough to fit, but my sister requested the new dress be a little longer for her to be able to grow more. I found some cute fabric and got double the amount needed so I could make an opposite twinsies dress for Miss Tickles. When she was here in February, they liked matching each other.

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We needed buttons for the dress, but instead of buying some, mom decided to go ahead and make some from polymer clay.

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Mom created a custom made necklace to match the dress using polymer clay. She used this tutorial for stringing the beads together using crochet thread.

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Since she did not know how she was going to put the necklace together at the time of making the beads, she had to use a “real” button for the clasp. She says if she had been thinking ahead, she would have made extra buttons like the dress buttons!

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We Facetimed (love technology!) with her to watch her open her presents. After she tried on the dress she told her mom it was a Cinderella dress. Now that’s a compliment!

 


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