After I took this picture, she got her head stuck in between one of the gate sections. She was very excited about the Duh-Duh-Duh (all birds that are bigger than a blue jay are ducks to her) she saw. The Disney parade going on behind us, not so much.
I made this dress for Penelope before our trip to Disney and was so pleased with the way it turned out. It was the first time I had ever made a dress with sleeves. I can’t tell you how many minutes I wasted imagining her in her dress on her first trip to Disney. It was all I hoped it would be.
I based it off this peasant blouse tutorial, except I turned it into a dress.
This is what it looks like all pieced together, inside out, with the casings for the neck and arm holes done but no elastic in them yet.
Then I cut these two strips of fabric and sewed them, right side facing out, to the inside of the dress, to make the casing for the middle of dress. I made it a little higher than her natural waist, but not exactly an empire waist. It was perfect on her.
And let me just add, skip Magic Kingdom if you have a 1 year old. She liked It’s a Small World, but really everything else was too overwhelming for her. But Epcot she loved! And Animal Kingdom even more.