Thursday, March 17, 2011

Birthday Costume -- Cupcake Princess

Costumes are definitely not just for Halloween.  Beside the fact that my little girls wear princess dresses everywear they go, I think Birthdays totally call for costumes!
My daughter's 3rd birthday was a generic princess themed party.  I knew all the little princess friends would wear their favorite Disney character, and I wanted the birthday girl to stand out. 
This is what I came up with:
I did use a pre-fab tulle skirt for the 'frosting' but the rest of the dress is based on a simplicity pattern.  The bottom is pleated cotton for the 'paper'.  The top is 'Swiss Dot', meant to resemble Eurpean bakery papers.  She loved it!  She wore it for about 8 days straight!