Wednesday, June 15, 2011

We've got ears! Say 'Cheers!'

We have outgrown Dora the Explorer in our household. Guess who the new toddler idol is!

Yep, Minnie Mouse! (or mi-mouse in Andrea speak and yeah, she calls Mickey and Minnie by the same now right now.)

I made her the dress inspired by Minnie's dress in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

I made it from this hot pink shirt...

...which I bought for P120 (approx $3) because I wanted to make this:
Anthropologie - The Gathering Tank
I had to cut up the whole shirt to make gathers and creases but I got stuck when it came time to attach the sleeves. Three months it lay there, waiting for me to fix the sleeves (which I already put in but manage to get wrong twice) but the thought of ripping it off and trying again was enough to put me off so when Andrea started showing interest in Minnie and I needed something pink to make her a Minnie Mouse dress... it was time to let go of this idea. I do believe the Minnie Mouse dress is so much prettier than 'The Gathering' dontchatink? (please agree with me).

For the bodice pattern, I traced one of Andrea's dresses and just made it a little bigger so she won't grow out of it immediately. I wanted to add sleeves... but I only had enough fabric left after the bodice and the skirt for one sleeve so I decided to go sleeveless (which is a good thing because I fail miserably when I start working with sleeves... any tips???). For the skirt, it's just 2 rectangles of fabric sewn together at the sides and gathered at the top to match the width of the bottom of the bodice. 

For the polka dots on the skirt, I cut circles from white scrap fabric and used fabric glue to stick them to the pink fabric (too lazy to go the extra mile of sewing them on one by one). And then I made a white bow and added white buttons and my baby doll is ready to do the 'Hotdog Dance' with Mickey and Friends in style.

Had to blur out Daddy there in the background, lying on the couch.
This was the only photo I managed to take of her showing the whole dress... and it required some digital editing so you won't see Daddy's legs and feet in the background because Daddy refused to move.

The back of the dress
Here's a view of the back... plain as plain can be. Didn't have enough time to put polka dots at the back of the skirt before Mickey Mouse Clubhouse came on. Maybe next time.

Rolling on the floor with happiness
The only time you can catch her smiling or laughing is when she's moving... a lot. And the photo is blurred because I'm not so good with action shots.

And now, let's all do the Hotdog Dance!!!

Hot dog! (Hot dog)
Hot dog!

Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggety dog

Now we got ears, it's time for cheers

Hot dog, hot dog, the problem's solved

Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggety dog

Grab my boots and a sandwich

Let's start a parade
Get the coconut drum kit
For Daisy to play

Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggety dog

We're taking off, we're dancing now
Hot dog, leapfrog, and holy cow
Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggety dog

Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggety dog

It's a brand new day
Whatcha waiting for?
Get up, stretch out, stomp on the floor

Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggety dog

Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggety dog
We're splitting the scene
We're full of beans

So long for now from Mickey Mouse (That's me!)

And the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Lyrics from LyricsMania
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meijo's JOY said...

What a creative and thoughtful mom with cute n happy Mi mouse daughter. Yep..transform the T-shirt to your daughter favorite dress definitely the best choice! Love, PC

Diane Writes said...

Hello! I think Andrea is loving her Mi mouse dress. :) And this is another craft na pwedeng i-publish to a book!

lisbonlioness said...

This is SO cool! You must be the best Mum on the block, and dang clever, too. Who needs to splash out big bucks in the Disney Store? Your little mouse looks so beautiful in her new dress!

Naomi Mae said...

So cute! Funny my little girl just switched from loving Mickey Mouse Clubhouse to Dora! Kids these days ;-)

The Wagstaffs said...

Cute idea - Very cool mom to do this for a little girl!

Janice said...

First time to post a comment, but I've been a lurker here. Of all the projects you've done, this is my favorite so far. I'm also inspired by your Anthropologie projects. I hope I'd get to make something similar soon. Cheers! ^_^

sertyan said...

How cute!
You are creative.
My daughter loves Mickey Mouse and the hot dog song too.

Jill said...

That dress is adorable! The gathered tank is pretty neat too - I can see why you wanted to try that too!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

What a big smile! I'm sure she has the best Mom on the block because you made her that awesome dress! Thanks for sharing!

The Outlaw Mom said...

That dress is adorable! How awful is it that when I read the title of your thumbnail link from Marvelously Messy, I immediately knew I was heading for Mickey Mouse territory?! My daughter loves Minnie, too, and would be so excited for a dress like this. Thanks for sharing :-)

Misty said...

Gotta love Minnie Mouse! Super cute! :)

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

How precious! The new outfit is so much cuter than the original tshirt! Thank you for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Chef in Training said...

what a great idea and it turned out so cute! she looks darling in it! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

Mindie Hilton said...

I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
I also have an ongoing give away link party now too.
Hope to see you soon.
come strut your stuff

cookieandclaire said...

I love it. We are big Mickey Mouse Clubhouse fans at our house too. Meeska Mouska Mickey Mouse!
New to following your blog. I found you on Tea Rose Home (love her!)
Stop by if you have time between watching Mickey and Minnie!
Look forward to seeing all the things you share.

Jami said...

Your dress AND model are just precious! Thanks so much for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!