(Not to be confused with “Elephantiasis,” which is a terrible disease. My ailment merely stems from an uncontrollable desire to make cute things.)
I spent Thanksgiving weekend making elephants. I blame the crazy sale on fleece at Joann’s Fabric and the adorability factor of DIY Fluffies’ Love Elephant pattern.
By the power of the bat
One of my friends went in for a surgery yesterday. Don’t worry, she survived and is doing well! When she was getting her things in order for surgery, she lamented on her blog that:
* = Why are there only cute MATERNITY gowns on Etsy? I need the ANTI-MATERNITY hospital gown. Preferably in an adorable print, like one of these darling Doctor Who motifs.
** = I used to own cute scrubs. They were hot pink with white hibiscus flowers. Not precisely my thing (flowers that is, but hot pink yes) but I lived in them for years. I was sad when they ate it. Anyone want to make me cute scrubs to go with my ANTI-MATERNITY hospital gown?
This dress was made for a friend who is much more curvaceous than I am, so it’ll look a lot better on her. =) We started planning this dress after Halloween last year since she and her husband would be the perfect Buttercup and Wesley couple. No, seriously, they would be amazing!
I volunteered to make the dress. Fast forward through many other sewing projects and dress incarnations (Buttercup’s riding dress is really not the most flattering design) and we settled on a princess dress that could also double as a “Game of Thrones” dress.
I used Butterick’s 4377 pattern with the sleeves from Mccall’s 6376 pattern.