I bought this t-shirt for Veronica when it was on sale (it was a really great price). I felt that it needed to have a special skirt to go with it. So I set myself to make a Sofia style skirt.
The purple satin fabric was left over from a Rapunzel dress that I made for Mathilda 2 years ago. It was just perfect for this.
The skirt is a basic skirt with a double layer gathered onto a yoke with an elastic waist.
I trimmed the yoke with some small white lace. I had to stitch this twice, once at the top of the lace, and again at the bottom so that it would sit flat and not flip up.
I used the same lace to trim the lower edge of the overskirt.
To make the overskirt puff up, I just stitched short rows in between the decoration using shirring elastic. It worked perfectly, the fabric is light enough to gather sufficiently and stiff enough to hold a nice puffy shape.
Originally I had tried to appliqué some white satin shapes that I cut out to mimic the design on Sofia’s actual dress, but it was a total disaster. The satin kept sliding around and it was just looked terrible. So I scrapped that piece and used this vintage german lace that I found in my stash. I cut the motifs into separate pieces and stitched them at intervals around the dress. And although, not exactly the same, it works to the same effect as Sofia’s dress, and is the perfect accompaniment to the t-shirt.
For the underskirt I used a piece of chiffon that had obviously been cut off something else (I bought it as part of a lot), the ruffle was already attached and I thought it perfectly princessy! It ended up a little bit longer than I thought it would, but Veronica loves the way it swishes around. I added some ribbon trim to the top of the ruffle, the ribbon was also left over Rapunzel dress making supplies.
She wears this skirt often, she loves that she can put it on by herself, because it doesn’t have a front or back. It does have side seams, but is otherwise the same on repeat all the way around. I don’t have many pictures of her in it, because she is almost constantly running at full speed these days. Just gotta love that crazy hair!
And I just love those little toes!