Wonder woman dress!

Wonder woman play dress

I can’t believe another year flown by and it is time to sew another birthday dress. This year the little one requested a Wonder Woman party, to the surprise of no one who knows her. Every other day she wants to dress up as “Woman Woman“.

Cape and headband

Since Wonder Woman is not the easiest princess to find in store in party paraphernalia, dolls or even clothes (shout out to Cotton On Kids for their awesome little girl Wonder Woman tee), we usually go for a homemade blue tutu, red tee and crown. She even has a cape. But for her party I made her an simple A-line dress that will be perfect for every day dress up. I’m a bit of a sucker for a kid in costume.

wonder woman dressOriginally I cut out a colour-blocked version A of McCalls 4006, but it was a total potato sack on my tall, thin almost-3-year-old and not at all what I imagined. At the last minute I found a free pattern here by Climbing the Willow (thank you for the facings) in a similar style, but better cut. I cut it out of the existing dress without compromising the placement of the already finished felt applique. Phew. Much, much better.

Since I finished it she has worn it jumping on a trampoline, scootering, playing soccer, climbing, sliding, shooting water pistols and it has been comfortable the whole time. Win win.

Fabrics from Spotlight.