For Picture Book Month I’m reviewing Vampirina Ballerina.
Vampirina Ballerina by Anne Marie Pace is an adorable book about a little vampire who wants to be a ballerina. It encourages being yourself, trying hard, and rejoicing in your achievements.
We had a great time reading this together and then making a little Tutu craft for the girl’s barbies.
Rickrack or ribbon – small pieces will do
Tulle – about 1 yard
1. Start by measuring your rickrack. You want it to be about 1 foot long for a barbie doll.
2. Next cut your tulle into 1/2 inch X 2 foot strips. You can trim these later if the skirt is too long.
3. Lay your rickrack out flat and tie your tulle strips onto it making a knot in the middle of your tulle (around the rickrack) Keep adding tulle until your skirt is nice and floofy.
You want to cover about 1/3 of your rickrack in tulle. The extra ends are going to be used for putting the skirt on your doll.
Once you have all your tulle on your ribbon or rickrack wrap it around your doll and tie a bow in the back.
The girls had a blast making little tulle ballerina skirts for their dolls!
So…shiny black dresses are apparently hard to photograph, but I think you can get the general idea.
I found this huge skirt at a yardsale this past summer for $1 that I decided to make a dress for the toddler out of. You can’t see it really well in the picture but it has embroidered flowers all down the front of the skirt. The minute I saw it I knew it would make a cute dress, and I even had enough fabric for the bloomers!
Up close on the front of the dress. You can kind of see where I did some altering to the from to make the very top section of the front see-through.
If I ever do a project like this again I’m going to remove the waste band from the skirt before I start cutting. It was a little difficult to cut out a pattern because the skirt was gathered at the top and I couldn’t get the pieces to lie flat.
I tried it on the baby already and it’s so cute! Now, on to my Easter dress project!
I absolutely LOVED this bubble skirt dress pattern!
It’s McCall’s M6271. You can do it long or short, and there’s also shorts to go under the short dress version.
I made the longer version since my little girl refuses to wear shorts.
And it’s adorable! I’ve tried out several bubble skirt dress patterns and this is the first one that I’ve liked. I think because this pattern has LOTS of fabric in the skirt so it’s nice and poofy. Guaranteed to make my little princess happy!