polka dot fairy tale dress

April 30th, 2013

polka dot fairy tale dress

I totally left you hanging! Sorry! Well, the dress is done and it turned out even better than I had hoped.

polka dot fairy tale dress

I don’t think I could say any more about this dress–I mean I’ve written 6 posts about it already!

polka dot fairy tale dress

The seventh hour (in case you are wondering) was spend hand sewing the lining to the zipper and sewing a little hook and eye in the back. Oh and sewing a veil, which was very poofy and weird, but veils are poofy and weird by nature, so I think that means I got it right?

polka dot fairy tale dress


Her first communion went well. She didn’t slip and fall in her high heel (!) shoes. And multiple people said the dress fit her personality to a tee. A fantastic compliment if I ever heard one. And she loved the dress! She may not ever wear it again, but maybe her daughter will someday.


polka dot fairy tale dress

polka dot fairy tale dress

33 Responses to polka dot fairy tale dress

  1. anna says:

    beautiful!!!! I love how you broke down all the time spent sewing the dress. I think it’s a really great thing. We should all do that with a sewing project just to document all the time and effort that goes into what we’re making!

  2. This dress is just beautiful, and so is your daughter. I cannot think of a better use of time than sewing such a perfect dress for such an important occasion.

  3. erin says:

    It’s beautiful, Meg! And blessings to your daughter on her First Communion.

  4. mina dotter says:

    Truly very beautiful!

  5. Edith says:

    Amazingly cute.
    The dress and the little one =)

  6. Carolina says:

    Beautiful! I remember my first communion and hadn’t a beautiful dress like this. Congratulations to your daughter. Thank you for share withs us her dress.

  7. Karin says:

    Fabulous dress. And she has the most beautiful hair.

  8. Jessica says:

    its so sweet Meg! What a wonderful reason to spend seven hours on the perfect dress.

  9. jess says:

    Spectacular! My daughter got heels for the first time last week, she’s 9, and was so thrilled.
    I bet your lady was over the moon with a new dress and heels!

  10. sanae says:

    Such a darling, darling dress – the polka dots!! It’s wonderfully constructed and I loved how you broke it down each day. Awesome!

  11. Jessica says:

    The dress is so adorable! I especially love the big bow in the back! So cute. It was great to be a part of KCW! It really inspired me to get sewing for my kids again because I’ve been focusing a lot on crochet the last few months. I’m so glad I took part because I’ve got the sewing itch back. :-)

  12. Laura says:

    I’ve really enjoyed these posts although I’m pretty sure this dress would take me a lot longer than 7 hours. It looks absolutely amazing.

  13. Suz says:

    All your laboring paid off- the dress is lovely and perfect for the occasion:)

  14. Jams says:

    Gorgeous! And I love how those freckles look in the 1 st picture with the dots in the background!

  15. Lucinda says:

    It’s stunning! A true labor of love:)

  16. Lucy Richards says:

    love the dress – and i love your daughter’s beautiful hair…..

  17. Nancy says:

    Beautiful dress, beautiful bow, beautiful photos and your daughter has beautiful hair and the fit is so perfect on her. Awesome job as that would have taken me more than 7 hours to do, whew!

  18. Kim says:

    It’s gorgeous!!!! It came out great!

  19. Laurel says:

    It’s perfect!! I have to say I really enjoyed reading your blog posts everyday and how you walked us through your 7 hours of sewing. I love that you spent it making one totally awesome dress!!

  20. marisa says:

    Beautiful. Congratulations, a job well done.

  21. ashley says:

    meg! i am late to the party, as usual. i saw your first post, then got so immersed in my sewing, i just finally caught up! so you too have been to liesl bootcamp…you too have experienced the insane detail, and the beauty and craftsmanship that spurs you to invest even *more* time than suggested in living up to the standard she sets (you find yourself handstitching more than she asks, right?). but, look at the amazing dress!!! bravo! so beautiful!

  22. nicole says:

    Its beautiful!
    Congratulations to your daughter on her First Communion,my second youngest is preparing for hers.

  23. Cheryl says:

    The dress is beautiful and so well made. It took me the full seven hours to produce a tunic (and that didn’t have the lining) so I can completely appreciate the effort put in. She looks beautiful. I’m sure she had a memorable day and your dress will be wrapped up in that special memory. Thanks for hosting KCW. It inspired me to sew even more.

  24. Laura says:

    Wow – it turned out wonderfully! It’s great seeing different versions of the same dress. Thanks for sharing all your steps along the way. x

  25. Mayda says:

    It’s absolutely beautiful! Perfect for a first communion. Congratulations!