I just love the newest pattern from Made for Mermaids. I have already made 3 of them. This one pictured I made for my 3 year old niece for Christmas. I made this using the Sophie pattern. It can be purchased here.
This dress has several different options. First, you can choose between 3/4 length sleeves or long sleeves. I made this one with 3/4 length sleeves. The center of the bodice is the perfect backdrop for embroidery. I used a Disney princess design of Aurora from a Brother card for my embroidery machine. For this design you must have a Brother machine that can use Disney embroidery cards. I purchased my machine and this card almost 8 years ago so I don't know if this card is available for purchase anymore. I choose to do a flat piping on the bodice and the instructions for that are also included in the pattern.
For the back there are 3 different options for closures. The options are buttons, zipper, or exposed zipper. I did an exposed lace zipper on this dress.
Now for the details on the fabric used. For the main fabric I used a brand new Disney Princess fabric called I Am Princess. It can be found on my website here. For the center of the bodice (white) I used Michael Miller Fairy Frost in Snow. It is white with a subtle shimmer to it and is a great back drop to the embroidery. For the flat piping on either side of the bodice I used Riley Blake's Floriography Branches in Pink. The zipper I bought on etsy from a shop called Fabricmade. She is located in China so it took about 2 weeks to get in the mail.