CraftingCon Blog Tour: Summer Snow White

Mirror, mirror on the wall...who's the geekiest of them all?

Wait, what?!

I am a bit geeked out to be a part of CraftingCon's "Is My Geek Showing" Blog Tour!!  I do have to admit, I know nothing about some of the other monthly themes (like Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Dr Who, Divergent... need I go on?!).  Apparently I live under a rock...haha.   BUT, I do happen to be very geeky on Disney Princesses who are extremely popular with my two girls - especially since this one (pictured) shares a name with one of the princesses.  I have done a few OTT (over-the-top) princess costumes in full satin (Sofia and Cinderella), but I was challenged to come up with an "everyday" Princess-inspired outfit - one that could be worn to the supermarket or the playground without being in full costume.

I present Summer Snow White!

I recently had the opportunity to review the Soleil Dress by Selvage Designs for Pattern Revolution and I love it!!  I thought this pattern would be the perfect canvas to transform into Snow White.  It's a sleeveless knit dress so it's super comfy.  Oh, and have you seen the back?

The cutout in the back is one of my favorite features!  Of course, there is a closed-back option as well.

I did have to make a few modifications in order to add a few of Snow White's details.

  • Ric rac down the center of the bodice - easy peasy
  • Ribbon stripes to the binding on the arms - not terribly hard
  • Added front peter pan collar - traced the neck hole on my fabric and winged it...LOL

I had this idea as soon as I got the pattern, and I was impatiently saving it for this blog tour.  I'm so happy I am finally able to share it with you!!

Oh, and in case you were wondering --- totally playground approved!!  Later, we headed over to Chick-Fil-A for some lunch and of course, little Snow White was a BIG hit!

Did I mention that I upcycled a couple of women's tank tops and a t-shirt to make this dress?  Yep, I purchased all of the supplies at my neighborhood Walmart where you can find knit lycra blend tank tops for just $2.97 (of course, now I discovered Purple Seamstress Fabrics ;) )

Visit Pattern Revolution to read my full review

Visit Selvage Designs to purchase the Soleil Dress pattern

Wait until you see the rest of the blog tour stops!!

Two Novembers | Swoodson Says | Manafest | Sew Maris | GYTC Designs | Calm and Carrion | Create 3.5 | Crazy Crafty Haute Mama | Paisley Roots

P.S.  I'll be back with CraftingCon in September -- I'm one of the competitors in the Disney Princess Sewing Contest!


I am an affiliate for Selvage Designs so purchasing through my link gives me credit for sending you :)
20 comments on "CraftingCon Blog Tour: Summer Snow White"
  1. Love this! Such a fun idea and perfect for any princess loving girl.

    1. Thanks -- thinking about working my way through the princesses in my knit dress patterns

  2. Oh my goodness- Just adorable!

  3. ADORABLE! I love how this is a dress that's everyday, but it looks very true to the character. Great job!!

  4. ADORABLE! Love your customization of Snow White - it is a totally wearable outfit and very princess-esque at the same time. Perfect blend!

    1. Thank you -- my daughter is thrilled with the outcome!

  5. So cute Kari! I love the ribbon over the arm binding! It's the perfect little Snow White detail. Thanks for joining in the fun - I can't wait to see what you come up with for the competition!

    1. Thanks! Ideas are still percolating :D I would have loved to have saved this for the competition, but September isn't quite the right month for a sleeveless summer dress.

  6. This is perfect! Absolutely perfect.

  7. Are you kidding me? This is perfect in so many ways. I love Snow White and now my mind is on even more overload as I see all the amazing disney princess everyday wear things that are made!

    1. Thank you for such a fantastic compliment!! Happy sewing <3

  8. Very sweet! My daughter is about to head into the princess stage I would love to do knit for most of the princesses dresses. This gives me hope that I am on the right path.
    With Love,

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