by babolucia ( edited 31 Oct 2017 ) 31 Oct 2017

Belle dress


I made some change by adding embroidery to the center front panel.

Way too much work! The pattern only cost me 1 dollar on sale, but the fabrics cost over 80 dollars! Over 14 yards of fabrics!

It took me two days to cut the pieces out. One day to do the embroidery and finish most of the bodice. One day to add the glitter motifs. Two or three days of sewing.

I started in April and stopped after cutting the pieces out. Then I decided to finish before Lily's 5th birthday in June. I got the motifs done, got most of the bodice done and serged most skirt pieces. Then I stopped again. Finally I decided I had to finish before today or it will be too small by the time I finish as it's in Size 5T.

So here it is! It's super heavy with all the fabrics.

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by katydid 06 Nov 2017

Precious!! She is a future model for sure.

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by toogie 06 Nov 2017

I think you made one little girl the happiest little Belle ever! So I believe that makes you the happiest ever too! She is gorgeous!!! I love the color of the dress, such a pretty shade of yellow.

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by lbrow 05 Nov 2017

what a marvelous creation, your daughter and her dress. Congratulations on your work of art.. Absolutely beautiful!/Lillian

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by airyfairy 05 Nov 2017

A princess in waiting. She and the dress are beautiful

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by sharonleekesner 04 Nov 2017

I'd let her wear it 24/7, get your monies worth and she might as well have the love, fun and memories, while it fits. Just gorgeous. Both of them.

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by Wendyy 03 Nov 2017

I see a little princess who loves her new dress. She has a beautiful smile.

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by my3sons 03 Nov 2017

Beautiful! She looks like a little doll!

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babolucia by babolucia 03 Nov 2017

Thank you!

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by kustomkuddle 02 Nov 2017

Beautiful. You did a wonderful job. And such a cute adorable model. She looks like she loves the dress! That smile says it all.

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babolucia by babolucia 03 Nov 2017

Thank you!

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by sonjapotgieter 02 Nov 2017

Such an Outstanding dress!!!!Well done

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babolucia by babolucia 03 Nov 2017

Thank you!

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by asterixsew Moderator 02 Nov 2017

Brilliant. I hand it to you creating this stunning dress. The time and effort involved... I'm afraid while I had thought of making a princess style dress for my princess obsessed granddaughter it hasn't happened. I hope Lily has lots of wear from your creation

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babolucia by babolucia 03 Nov 2017

Thank you! You don't have to make the super complicated ones, though.

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by Sewmum1 01 Nov 2017

Just stunning, and lots of love in that beautiful dress!

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babolucia by babolucia 03 Nov 2017

Thank you!

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by dailylaundry 01 Nov 2017

Lucia - love these pictures! Your adorable daughter looks lovely in her Belle dress. You did such a wonderful job on it!!! Well done!

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babolucia by babolucia 03 Nov 2017

Thank you! Hugs!

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by worthy 01 Nov 2017

What a beautiful princess..You know from her smile that ever stitch ever moment was well worth it.
Beautiful work you have to be very pleased.

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babolucia by babolucia 03 Nov 2017

Thank you!

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by shirley124 01 Nov 2017

So beautiful. She is a real princess. Well worth the time and effort. Hugs to you and Lily.

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babolucia by babolucia 03 Nov 2017

Thank you Shirley!

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by dragonflyer 01 Nov 2017

Well, Lucia...you have outdone yourself...Lily is lovely in her Belle gown...and it looks like she will be able to enjoy and wear it for awhile...I feel the Magic!

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babolucia by babolucia 01 Nov 2017

Thank you! It was my project of the year!

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by stork 01 Nov 2017

Adorable!

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babolucia by babolucia 01 Nov 2017

Thank you!

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by jenne 01 Nov 2017

Just darling!

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babolucia by babolucia 01 Nov 2017

Thank you!

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by michemb 01 Nov 2017

beautiful job, her smile makes all that work Worth it,

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babolucia by babolucia 01 Nov 2017

Thank you!

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by zoefzoef 01 Nov 2017

Lovely ! It will take me some more year before I can realise something like this. Super piece !

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babolucia by babolucia 01 Nov 2017

Thank you! It was a challenge to me too!

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by 1allamericangirl 01 Nov 2017

It is absolutely adorable. Lots of work for sure but something to be very proud of. She can hand it down to her little girl, just have it packaged by the cleaners for storing. I just love the color and the motifs, her tiara crown and bouquet goes well too. She is such a beautiful little girl

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babolucia by babolucia 01 Nov 2017

Thank you very much!

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by bevnorris 01 Nov 2017

Oh dear! Your work was definitely worth it! I understand your starting and stopping for that happens to my projects some times ;-) The dress is superb, Lily is super cute and I suspect she is super happy! Well done and congratulations!

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babolucia by babolucia 01 Nov 2017

Thank you so much! Lily does make a good model for this dress!

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by pennyhal2 01 Nov 2017

When she wears her dress she will know how much you love her! Perhaps one day her daughter may wear it too. Sometimes it is worth all the money and trouble to make something that makes a child happy. You created a fabulous dress for her!

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babolucia by babolucia 01 Nov 2017

Thank you! It is worth all the hard work!

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by pennifold 01 Nov 2017

Ooh! Lucia, Lily is just gorgeous and the dress is a real delight. I bet she was thrilled. Love Chris

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babolucia by babolucia 01 Nov 2017

Thank you so much, Chris!

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by sandralane 01 Nov 2017

Lily is adorable, and the dress magic. It is just gorgeous, I see a modelling career coming up. You must be so proud with the finished product no matter what the cost. Well done Sandra.

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babolucia by babolucia 01 Nov 2017

Thank you, Sandra!

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by Leaha 31 Oct 2017

Wow what a little beauty, are you sure you didn't hire a professional model to pose for your beautiful creation? I love the little outfit, Bet she was over the moon with joy. Great job.

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babolucia by babolucia 01 Nov 2017

Thank you! The wig helped quite a bit too!

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by crafter2243 Moderator 31 Oct 2017

Adorable, adorable Love the dress. I believe she must feel like a real princess.

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babolucia by babolucia 01 Nov 2017

Thank you! She’s at the age obsessed with princesses now

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by noah 31 Oct 2017

Very very cute girl and lovely sewing hugs

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babolucia by babolucia 01 Nov 2017

Thank you and hugs!

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by jrob Moderator 31 Oct 2017

What a beautiful princess to model your work of art.

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babolucia by babolucia 01 Nov 2017

Thank you dear!

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by graceandham 31 Oct 2017

Guessing by pictures 2 and 4, she is preparing for a career in beauty pageant posing. So cute, I mean beautiful princess.

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babolucia by babolucia 31 Oct 2017

Thank you! They are all pictures of Lily. She's 5 now.

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