My favorite princess

Back in 2012, my daughter decided she wanted to be Princess Leia for Halloween.  So I found this vintage sewing pattern on Ebay, bought some fabric, and got to it with a borrowed sewing machine, despite having hardly any experience machine sewing!  It came out great, and I accidentally discovered French seams along the way.

Here’s the pattern cover, it’s so funny (this image is from Ebay, I’m still having photo trouble.)!  Image

I also knitted her Leia buns using a pattern on Ravelry.  The end result was awfully cute, especially since little brother was Yoda (left over from when I made the outfit for my daughter when she was 18 months old).

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(His hat is the Felted Yoda Hat http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/felted-baby-yoda-hat, and the sweater is the Baby Yoda Sweater http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-yoda-sweater. Both are free patterns!)

But I digress.  My girl loves the Leia dress so much and has worn it out of the house so many times that it has become pretty sad and worn out.  Yesterday I bought fabric to make a new one in time for going to see this Star Wars exhibit in San Jose.

http://www.thetech.org/plan-your-visit/special-exhibitions/STAR-WARS

I can’t wait!  I just wish I had an awesome geeky outfit to wear, too!

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