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CRAFTOBER:: My Peachy Princess!

What a fun crafty month, it has been!  I’ve certainly been spending more time this month than in the past year glue-gunning, modge-podging and sewing my little heart out. And all for a specific little project. A certain little someone’s innocent Halloween costume request.

“Mama, I am going to be an orange princess for Halloween!” the Peach declared one day.

Hmmm… Not pink (which would have been buy, that is) but orange. Her favorite color. Hoo boy.


I first ran to Beverly’s the closest craft/fabric store I could get to and lo and behold orange satiny fabric was on sale–$4.00 a yard. HUZZAH! I snatch up four yards and some other stuff along with this pattern.  It has easy on the the pattern envelope and I’ve owned a sewing machine for thirty years. how hard could it be?

It turns out pretty hard.  Like stab a seam ripper in my eye hard at times.

Well, not necessarily hard, but time consuming, filled with little steps and the fabric was a total nightmare. Hard to press, and if you look at it wrong, it will freak out on you.

But once I got into sewing it, I began to slowly fall back in love with sewing.  And I let my craft flag fly! I even turned a bachelorette crown topped with wee gentlemen parts into a sassy orange glittery rhinestone.

So, how did the final dress turn out?  Well, someone really likes it! And that is the most important thing. I tried to sparkle it up with more lace and lacing. And wee bit of pink.  The Peach gasped with happiness when she saw herself in the mirror. Twelve hours and $50 worth of fabric and ribbon and netting netted the happiest little orange princess around.

Just don’t look too close at the hem. That’s all I ask…

How was your crafty month? What are you working on right now?


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  1. Jody says

    ADORABLE! She looks magnificent.

    I was relatively crafty this month–managed to origami my way into a little Peter Pan hat for Gillian’s pixie dust costume, and got (I think) especially creative by using a fitted crib sheet for the body of her pixie dust sack. Also made some good progress on my needlepoint!

    • Dottie says

      Your little girlies were so adorable in their costumes. But I was particularly impressed by the dyeing of the crib sheet! Well, played, Mama!

      Please post snaps of your needlepoint! I want to see how it is going!!!

  2. Mrs. Moe says

    Adorable! And I commend her choice of color. Anyone can be a pink princess. But an orange princess – with a tiara featuring wee gentlemen parts! — is truly groundbreaking.

    • Dottie says

      Hee hee! Well, the tiny gentleman parts were clipped off, but still CRAFTY craftiness at its best! Ha!

  3. Peggy says

    What a great costume. It looks better than the Disney stuff.. A labor of love,mission accomplished.

    • Dottie says

      Ha! Thanks! Just don’t look too closely at the hem. Hems were never my forte…

  4. Melinda says

    Super cute!

  5. John says

    I’m smitten by your peachy princess. If I were a prince, I’d sweep her off her feet!

  6. eileen says

    Love it! Peach looks amazing and oh-so-regal!

    Keep up the crafting and sewing. You have a gift for it.

    • Dottie says

      Oooh! Gift? I’m intrigued… I really feel like this was a great step in the right direction for me to make me sew more! A nice step in the right direction!

  7. Michele says

    Great job! She’s the perfect peachy princess! She’ll always remember how her momma made her orange princess dream come true!

  8. Tiffanie says

    That is a job well done, Dottie. REALLY well done! Yay for the Peach! I hope she had a great Halloween.

    I consider myself a pretty crafty lady, but I never really learned much about sewing, so I’m always amazed at people who make costumes (or anything) without a glue gun. 🙂

    I think we have a friend in common named Joyce who is one hell of a seamstress. Do you know who I’m talking about, and have you ever seen the clothes she makes her daughter? AMAZING.

  9. OliversForest says

    amazing! i so wish i could sew!

  10. Eartha Kitsch says

    Perfect! It doesn’t hurt that she’s adorable either.

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