The “Yellow Belle” Dress
I stayed up late to watch the Oscars for the first time when Beauty and the Beast was nominated for best picture. My parents told me that The Silence of the Lambs was going to win but I just had to hold out hope. You see while I don’t always admit it Beauty and the Best is my favorite movie and I still totally think it was the best picture of 1991. So of course I was super excited to take Emily to see it in 3D recently. A great time was had by all. Then on the way out Emily noticed that one of the other little girls had come dressed as Belle. She quickly alerted me to this fact and told me she wanted two Belle dresses one yellow and one blue. I hadn’t come up with a plan for the Oscar challenge yet so I figured this was the perfect time to get going on that yellow Belle dress.
Since this was going directly into her box of
no you can’t wear that to school clothes dress-up clothes I wanted it to be easy to put on and hard to wrinkle. With that in mind its made out of inexpensive knit fabric. I also used the same peasant dress pattern as last week. I figured the most distinctive part of Belle’s dress is the skirt so I added the vertical gathers with strips of elastic. The swag at the top is really just a ruffle with a fabric flower sewn in the center front. All in all in was a pretty simple dress to make and Emily is pleased. It feels a little like a cop out since I’m sure there are going to be some truly incredible grown up creations this week. Oh well next week will be something for me.
⁃ Fabric: 1 yard yellow rayon knit $6.00 and 1 yard poly knit $2.00
⁃ Pattern: Peasant dress from Little Girls Big Style
⁃ Year: 2010
⁃ Notions: elastic
⁃ Time to complete: not that long probably 3 hours
⁃ First worn: Feb 10th
⁃ Wear again? Of course! She’s 4 and this is a princess dress.
⁃ Total price: $8.00