(and ruffle pants!)
Raina picked out the Rapunzel fabric part of this outfit and asked me to "Sew a beautiful gown!" It's been bopping around under my table for a while now, and I pulled it back out the other day after buying the Ava Knot Dress Pattern and Ruffle Pants Pattern from PinkPoodleBows on Etsy. I love the way I was able to use it as a large portion of the dress without having it be the whole thing. I love the way the purple floral and pink dots pop against it.
I was actually pleasantly surprised at how quickly this outfit came together! I expected the dress pattern to trip me up a few times, but it really only did at the final and very dreaded buttonhole step! :)
Here's a front and back view of the dress by itself:
Very similar, except one side has the knots and one doesn't!
|Rapunzel face close-up. I love the sassy and defiant look on her face. Very Raina!|
|Bodice topstitching. I think my best topstitching over ruffles yet!|
|More fabric close-up. I love the message... "Paint the world with imagination" Raina does this every single day.|
|Knot detail. I positioned this so you can't see my amateur buttonhole underneath!|
|Bodice and straps|