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Monday, June 18, 2012

Give a cheer for Minnie!

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Gracie LOVES cheerleading and she LOVES Minnie Mouse, so this outfit was a no-brainer for our upcoming Disney trip!

The top is from Simplicity 4040. I cut a size 6 for length, but had to take about 3 inches out of it to get a decent fit around. The black briefs are also from the same pattern - cut on a size 4 and lengthed at the waist to account for her height.

The skirt is McCall's 2849 (OOP, but easy to find on Etsy/eBay) - this also runs BIG. I had a 5-6 and shortened the skirt by an inch prior to cutting. I also had to take it in my almost 7 inches at the waist. Luckily, it was very easy to do by removing and equal amount from each panel tapered from the waist to the pleat inserts. Instead of interfacing the waistband, I lined it with one inch elastic only slightly stretched. It stays up without pinching and gives the skirt shape at the waist. I also substituted velcro for hook/eye closures above the back zipper on the skirt.

The applique is actually two layered and stitched out on felt.

After our photo shoot, she didn't even want to take the outfit off - win for Mommy!

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