It was a miracle-today Mia actually fell asleep on the couch while the baby was napping and this is what I did to take advantage of my time! You probably can't tell from the picture that it's a dress small enough for Mia. I don't know why it looks bigger in the picture. I'll have to take some pics of her wearing it. I LOVE the way it turned out! I've had this white t-shirt that is size 2T sitting around for months, and since neither of my kids wear 2T I haven't known what to do with it-until today :) It fits Mia everywhere but the length so I used the top of the shirt to make a dress. Remember my jelly roll dress I made awhile back? I had left over strips laying around that I've been wondering what to do with as well, and decided to use them to make ruffles around the neck. Next I made an elastic waistband skirt that would be long enough for a dress using 1/2 inch elastic. I then sewed the skirt directly onto the shirt. I thought it needed an extra something so I used the jelly roll strips to make the sash. I need to try it on Mia first before I decide whether or not I'd like to attach it or keep it separate. I'm also debating if I should reattach the skirt a bit lower so it looks more like a skirt and top rather than a dress? Or move the skirt up to give it more of an empire waist. I guess I'll just have to try it on her. What do you think? Overall I'm really excited about how it turned out. It reminds me of key lime pie :) I was inspired by THIS earlier which is what gave me the idea for Mia's dress. I may try to make a tuxedo dress for Hayden though!
I'm Katie! Thanks for visiting my blog! I was inspired to create MiaMoo Designs in honor of my daughter, Mia. This has been such a fun journey! I started MiaMoo Designs 5 years ago and was mostly selling flower clips and burp cloths. I slowly began incorporating dresses, skirts and other hair accessories and turned this blog into more of a craft blog where I could post all my projects, tutorials, etc. I've been making chunky beaded necklaces for about 4 years and I think I finally found my niche! They have really taken off :) I LOVE beads and designing new necklaces to go with various clothing lines and special outfits for my clients. I really enjoy custom orders because they continue to help me think outside the box. Both my daughters 7 yrs. and 4yrs. wear my necklaces and feel so glamorous especially with all the compliments they get from people when we're out! MiaMoo Designs necklaces are so unique and will make any little girl feel special. To order, leave me a comment at the bottom of the blog post you are interested in, or go to my big cartel shop to see what is already pre-made (link is at the top right of my blog). You can also find me on Facebook! Thanks! Can't wait to work with you :)
Just a Side Note:
I use swarovski crystals on my accessories--Please keep in mind they do not always photograph well due to the way they pick up light. In person they are VERY sparkly :) If you have any questions regarding the color of the rhinestones used please feel free to leave me a comment!