Minnie Mouse Dresses
This past weekend we went to Disney World with our mothers. Christian’s mom has never been before, my parents go every weekend. And it was fun as always.
But let us back up a bit. On Thursday before our trip I mentioned that I needed to make a new Minnie skirt for Dinah (she has outgrown her old one). And Christian was like “it would be cool if you could make it like a dress.” Like a dress? Oh, so he thinks I should make a dress. Sure, why not make two? I’ve got two days. Easy.
Except not so. Thursday night was eaten up by Children’s Ministry stuff and my Baby, Take a Bow post. So, that left Friday night. Yay?
They were finished pretty much just in time to get in the car and drive to Orlando. No, I did not sleep. Yes, I am crazy.
But look how cute!!
Their dresses were made from a hodge-podge of patterns. I used a self drafted bodice with white neck binding…
the sleeves from the Shirley Temple dress…
and a circle skirt.
For the white sash I just used simple grosgrain ribbon.
And (of course) they had to have matching bows.
I was EXHAUSTED after a night of no sleep and a day roaming the Magic Kingdom, but it was worth it. I received so many compliments on their dresses. Affirmation = energy for me, so it worked out nicely. But next time, I think I will try not to be so ambitious!
Here are the little Minnies enjoying their day at Disney.