Moana Dress for Disney’s New Princess

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Have you seen the delightful new Moana movie? Granddaughter Laurel, her mother and I went to see it over Christmas and it reminded me that I haven’t blogged about the Moana items I have made.  A complete tutorial is posted at Brother’s blog, Stitching Sewcial.

The Simplicity Burda pattern for is dress is so versatile and easy.   I like a pattern that leaves room for personal interpretation as this one certainly does.  The dress would have been so much nicer if the print had been used for the hem.  That’s just one more woulda coulda shoulda for me.

 

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The iBroidery.com designs are just exquisitely digitized.  The intricate details are clear and distinct.

 

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I loved the cotton fabric I chose from Fabric.com.  It’s  Heather Ross Mendocino Kelp-Forest Brown-Blue and it just seemed the perfect background with the seahorses and octopi for the South Sea Island characters   The solid tan is Kona cotton.

On the Wayfinder design, the sea creatures seem to be swimming into or out of the embroidery.

 

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The designs were so intriguing that I made keychains to go with the dress.  I’ve found these kid-pleasing hangers to be very popular with children.  They are easy to make with a Brother Quattro or Dream Machine, but can also be made on any embroidery machine.  Finished with just a simple built in shape on your machine, the keychains would lack only the perfect outlining of the design.

 

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Wouldn’t it be fun to take a little girl to the movie wearing a Moana dress?  Or to gift a boy–because the movie is very guy friendly–with a Maui keychain?  Now there’s  a superhero!

 

8 responses to “Moana Dress for Disney’s New Princess

  1. Just what I need- a simple dress design.

  2. It really is simple, Rheeta, and has so many embellishment possibilities. But those designs stitch out so beautifully, as nice as any I have seen.

  3. from SewForum: Darling dress. Love that pattern…so many ways you could make it. It would be cute as a jumper in denim too! Love the Disney designs …so cute.
    Another winner Janice! Happy New Year to you and yours.

  4. What a great idea to make this in denim as a jumper! With embroidery and a contrasting hem–or not–it would be so cute.

  5. from Martha Pullen forum: I had no idea that there were designs for Moana already!! Is this cute dress for Vivian Rose? She’ll love it!! Your Grandkids are so blessed to have you!!! Love the keychains!!

  6. The Moana designs are beautifully digitized. Brother gets the new movie designs out ASAP. Thanks for your kind words. We are the lucky ones to have these grandchildren,

  7. from Martha Pullen forum: What a find, and what a cute dress. Those girls must think you can do anything, and guess what? You can! I’m learning about all the latest characters through your projects, my family is past those movies now.

  8. from Martha Pullen forum: re:keychains Really cute

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