Friday, June 1, 2012

Pirate Dress

We were on our way to Disneyland for the day and I wanted my daughter to have a pirate dress, as we were meeting her friends from preschool (boys) who were dressed up like pirates. I have never seen any pirate dresses for girls. Therefore, I created my own.

This dress is fairly easy to create. I used a halter top pattern and made it into a dress. I make tops into dressed by both cutting the pattern two to four sizes larger than my child (keeping seam allowances) and then extending the length. I added the handkerchief tier, in red, to the bottom of the dress for that added pirate effect.

The red belt is simply a piece of red cotton spandex fabric I cut in order for my daughter to hang her sword.

This was my first run on the pirate dress. If I do this again, I will shorten the length of the red handkerchief tier and re-work my make shift belt.