Princess Party Dress by Mandy K Designs

You've probably heard by now about the amazing collaboration between Kim from Stitchwerx and Mandy from Mandy K Designs. They've been working hard on some Frozen inspired goodies just in time for Halloween. Be sure to check out all the details on our front page today including a sale, a giveaway, and some Frozen Freebies! Now here's Serena with a review of the Princess Party Dress from Mandy K Designs.  The Princess Party dress from Mandy K is only $5 until Sept 30th HERE.

Do you want to build a snowman? I sure do, it's been pretty hot here in Texas and I'm more than ready to start building snowmen, although it typically only snows maybe once a year here! Hi guys, I'm Serena from Serena Garcia Photography here to sew up the Princess Party Dress into a Princess Anna Dress! This fabulous pattern is from Mandy K Designs. Who on this green Earth hasn't seen Frozen or hasn't fallen in love with the princess sisters? My daughter has been obsessed since day 1, I took her to watch it in the theater with her little BFFs and they just can't get enough. Princess Anna has been her favorite so what better than to make her the dress?! Enough gabbing about my little cutie, feast your eyes on the dress!IMG_1519 I finished this dress and she squealed with delight, I'm guessing it looks like Anna's dress! Let's start by saying that this is a 'generic' princess dress that can be adapted with any of the Disney princesses or even your very own custom princess at home. IMG_1543 - Sizes 12mo - 12 girls & 18" doll - Size chart with finished measurements - Fabric requirements chart - Pattern 'print pages', this way you only print what is necessary - 3 sleeve length options - Inspiration Page - Permanently sewn in cape/removable cape options - Instructions on lengthening the skirt for a full length optionIMG_1527Let's talk about the fit! My daughter will be 3 in a couple of months and she's just now starting to slowly creep her way into a 3t. The arm elastic casings are a little snug on her, so I would double check measurements before you cut the elastic; an extra inch would make all the difference. The bodice part fits great throughout the back part but I'm not sure how long she'll wear it, I'm crossing my fingers for no random growth spurt anytime soon! The length is great, I actually added in a few extra inches and just rolled them into the hem so that I could let it out if she gets taller this year. IMG_1502This dress pattern was pretty easy to follow, all instructions are detailed with pictures and options. I would describe myself as maybe an intermediate sewist and I completed this dress with 1,873 interruptions in about 3-4hours. That sounds like a lot but for a detailed dress like this I'd say that was good timing! IMG_1525Lastly what's so exciting is that Mandy has the 'Anna' templates available to add onto the dress! The bodice part, the skirt motifs, and even the boot motifs. There are many options in adding these to your costume but I chose the freezer paper stencil option. I don't own an embroidery machine so this was a good second and it actually came out pretty good. You could follow this Pinterest tutorial if you need help with ideas in how to accomplish this look. IMG_1497Now who is ready for Halloween and trick or treating? I'm ready to show off my very own little Princess Anna!IMG_1542  

The Princess Party Dress also makes the perfect Elsa Dress!