Fostering Creativity

CraftingCon: House of Estrela

Magda is awesome! I’ve had the great pleasure to participate in her Refashion Month series. And when I posted a random list of facts about myself she wanted to get in on the fun and came up with a great list, which you should definitely check out and get to know her a bit more! I’m so happy to have her here today! Oh, and she has this darling free blazer pattern available on her blog, which I haven’t had a chance to sew up yet, but it’s been pinned. 🙂
Scroll down to the end for the giveaway and link party. And if you haven’t yet, head over to Friends Stitched Together and check out RaeAnna’s Rapunzel look.
Hello CraftingCon fans. My name’s Magda E. and I blog over House of Estrela, about my sewing projects. For over two years I’ve been sewing from my already existing fabric stash and refashioning. Yes, you can say I am cheap, but it has been a great challenge to sew according to many themes, using, only supplies I already have. It has improved my creativity. And for today’s post it hasn’t been an exception… and I started with this:
This is a dress my sister wore for a few years, when she was done with it, it came to my refashion pile. It was perfect for what I needed.
The idea of creating a princess inspired outfit, that my daughter could use on a daily basis was in my mind for a while. When the chance to do a post for Crafting Con came up, I couldn’t be happier that I could finally do it. First I thought about doing cinderella, because I love blue, but then I did Princess Sophia, which is my daughter’s favourite. Did you know she was inspired/based on queen Sophia from Spain? It would make sense for me to do her, since I am half spanish myself.


I didn’t want it to be too princessy, as I said before, I wanted it to be used on a daily basis. So when I looked at Sophia’s there were three things I had in mind to reproduce… sort of… And they were the colour, the scalloped hem and the pearls. These were the three things I wanted to add to my dress. It was my first scalloped hem and I didn’t follow any pattern or tutorial. It’s not perfect, but works. I used the pearls in the hairclip flower and in the button in the back.
I used RaeAnna’s Bumblebee dress pattern for the bodice. I have used it over and over because I know it fits my girl in a lovely way. I even used it for a Snow White costume. But I did a few changes and adjustments to the pattern. Especially in the sleeves and back piece, which I cut on the fold as one and then sewed up an opening so it could fit through my daughter’s head.
The flowers printed in this dress reminded me of Sophia’s skirt flowers too, which was a bonus I wasn’t counting on. The little miss liked her new dress, she said she felt pretty with it and wanted two of the hair clips. Then she had a fun photo shoot with her daddy, which is great. I hope you all enjoyed it too.
Thanks so much for having me.

This month’s giveaway is this adorable Snow White dress in size 4T. Even if you don’t have a girl in that size, it would make a great birthday or Christmas present for a special someone who does!

Snow White

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We know it’s hard to define the line where a princess dress becomes a costume, so we are opening the linky party to any and all Prince or Princess looks, Disney or otherwise! You’ll notice I said Prince – I’m planning on Flynn Rider for my boys! The girls can’t have all the fun 🙂 Have you made your daughter a Cinderella ballgown? Add it. Does your girl wear her upcycled tee with Elsa’s face on the front? Add it. Did you make your son an Aladdin costume for Halloween? Add it! One lucky linker will win one pattern of their choice from some more of our favorite designers: Paisley RootsFabulous Home SewnPie Pie Designs! What are you waiting for? Get linking!

Rules for the link up: Enter anything fiber-related and Prince- or Princess-themed from the past year (this means last Halloween counts!). There is no limit to how many posts you can link up, but adding more won’t increase your chances of winning – in other words, you can enter fifteen looks, but will only be entered to win once. The contestants for this month are allowed to enter anything they’ve done that fits the theme, but are not eligible to win – however, our guest posters can enter their posts and are eligible to win. I can’t wait to see what you’ve all made!

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One Response to “CraftingCon: House of Estrela”

  1. Pam@Threading My Way says:

    Just adorable, Magda. I have that pattern and have yet to use it, so good to know you like it. The scalloped edge is a great modification.


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