I can tell by that sweet little look on her face that she feels like she’s in her very own storybook.

If I could bottle up that excitement and enjoy it for years to come, I certainly would! :) The hood and cape turned out better than planned.

Commonly we hear her say that I Was Quite a Looker.

Ooooh, oooh, oooh………I think this has become my favorite blogging time of the year.

Oh, plus the neckline is a little lower in the front. SO I just used the same cutout pattern piece for all the pieces.

Then, I put my pieces together, as the outer bodice piece and the inner lining piece.

You know, when I get to make somewhat gawdy, a little over the edge, impractical yet fantastical outfits for my children for Halloween.

() And last year I said it would probably be the last time my children would let me coerce them into a theme. ) But last year, they hadn’t really taken to this book……I just thought it would be fun to make.

And because I did, I added only a half inch to the back pieces, right along the center back.

So the pattern piece for the front and back piece are exactly the same except the front piece is cut on the fold (check out the blessing dress tutorial again to understand more about this process) and the back piece isn’t cut on the fold but an extra 1/2 inch is added to the long side where the zipper will go.

And then I added a strip of 1/4 inch elastic, about a 1/2 inch from the bottom edge, to cinch it in.

To make it cinch in, I used a piece of elastic that was about 2/3 the length of the bottom edge of the sleeve and sewed it down at both ends with a regular stitch.

So, when this book theme was suggested by some of you in the comments from this post, I laughed because it was right at the top of my tentative list.