Constructing: Sparkle Tulle Dress

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I recently attended a baby shower for two of my college friends
expecting babies within the next few weeks.
Babies are always special, but in their case it's extra special because
they're sisters expecting girls.
Honestly, how much fun will THAT be?
I wanted to take a gift that was
a little bit fantasy, but had a practical use, too.
So, I made them these matching dresses, 'cuz I figured
whether they ever use it to get a picture taken in, or not,
every little girl is a princess at heart, and you can never have
too many pretend princess clothes, right?
Actually, I'm not sure we girls ever really grow out of that.

The tutorial to make the dress is here.

The practical application of fantasy...
I made a head wrap to go with the dresses.
What about you? Do you have a go-to gift you always take to a baby shower
(besides diapers, I mean...that's a given, no?)
'Cuz you know what they say,
"Behind every little bundle of joy is a little bundle of doo-doo."


  1. wow... amazing dress, amazing pics... amazing EVERYTHING!

    I don't really have a go-to gift for showers... it's always usually a spur-of-the-moment thing - I'm a last minute kinda gal!

  2. SO cute! This would make a perfect flower girl dress as well. I usually give baby toys and clothes for showers. They now have baby gift packs now too, where baby tanks and diapers are all rolled up in a box, resembling a box of roses or dim sum!

  3. I usually give a Lug diaper bag when I go to baby showers. But that's mostly because my friend works for Lug so I get it for cheap ;) Have you heard of this thing called a diaper cake? People make cakes using rolled up diapers. It's pretty crazy. This dres is so cute, and I especially love the head wrap. Great work! I'm inviting you to my baby shower -which probably won't be a for a long time :P

  4. I am new to the blog and I have to say you are so talented. That dress/skirt is AMAZING and any mother or mother to be would be thrilled to have that dress as a keepsake for their daughter.

  5. Oh, Kristina, this is SO pretty! And how sweet is your little girl? She's the perfect little model!

  6. Beautiful dress! If they DON'T use them to have pictures made in, they are missing out!

    ~ TCC

  7. Oh my, Kristina. Your friends are lucky indeed to have such a thoughtful, creative, and considerate friend as you. And I agree that most of us love our clothes to incorporate fantasy elements every once in a while, whether they be frilly or fierce. Sometimes I think my penchant for wild shoes stems from a desire to be just a little edgier than I actually am : )

  8. This is adorable! And she looks like she LOVES it!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie. I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  9. Hi, Kristina~

    I'm making a flower girl dress for my daughter to wear in my sister's wedding and I would LOVE to make this tulle dress! I clicked on the link in the post for the tutorial but didn't find it among the other tutes on the page. Has it been removed or am I just looking in the wrong place? Is it still available?


    1. I'm in the same situation. Please help with a new link, because this is beautiful!


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