I used satin rosette fabric and coordinating satin fabric that I purchased from fabric.com. Isn’t that rosette fabric simply beautiful? My little girls went crazy over it…so did I!
For the bodice I used Mouse House Creations The Caroline Party Dress pattern and then used The Norah Dress pattern for the skirt part. With all those pretty flowers the skirt part needed to be a simple a-line shape.
I also made some matching headbands to go along with the dresses. My girls loved the headbands but they may not have been the best idea when it came to church. They ended up turning their headbands into spy glasses and every other funny thing they could think of. Mass at night is always a challenge for us and put the excitement of Christmas on top of that you never know what you are going to end up with.
It was my second time working with satin and as much as I love the looks of it I am pretty sure I will not be using it very often. It is a very fussy fabric.
Melly Sews has a great post for working with satin and other fancy fabrics. You can read that post here. I highly recommend you reading it before you wash or start working with your fabrics.