I had been saving this Heather Ross unicorn fabric for the longest time. In fact, I can't even remember when I bought it, but I do remember thinking that my daughter would absolutely love it. It must have been around the time that she started asking if Father Christmas could bring her a unicorn and I had to tell her that was a pretty tall order -- to which she replied, "No, Mommy, not a REAL unicorn. We can't have a real unicorn in our house! A pretend one is okay." Umm...how about some unicorn fabric?
I just couldn't decide on what dress to make with it, though. It had to be a dress; nothing else would do. And then I saw this beautiful, beautiful Tiny Mice dress made by Jenya, and I knew I wanted to make one, too. In fact, she has made another one that is just as sweet here.
So I held my breath as I cut into the precious fabric, and followed Annalisa's clear instructions to end up with a lovely, fully lined dress. The only thing I did differently was to leave off the ribbon in the front. I know! What? How could I NOT make the ribbon - I, who add a ribbon to everything?!
Well, if you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that when my daughter saw the dress, she declared that she had a belt that would go perfectly with it. Too bad it's made from cardboard, ha ha!
I'm sorry I didn't get pictures of the back or the inside, but this was just an impromptu photo shoot that I totally forgot about doing that. Oops. But I do love when a dress is lined. Gives it such a nice touch.
The back closes with loops, but an experienced sew-er could easily change it to add a zipper instead. The pattern runs from size 3 months - 6 years, and comes with the choice of short or long sleeves. It's a pretty A-line style, and I love how the front is higher, sort of like a hi-low but just at the waist and not the hem.
Okay, I'll leave you with just two more pictures of my daughter doing her best dinosaur impression.
Or maybe she's playing the piano? T-rex or Beethoven, you decide! Ha!