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Fancy Nancy Dress

blondie2sew | Posted in Photo Gallery on

Wow it seems like a lifetime that I have been on here to post or just had the time to read!!

My Daughter Giselle just had her 7th Birthday Party on Sat..We had a Fancy Nancy Dress up party…What a blast!!

Her daddy and I bought her the Fancy Nancy Doll and Posh Puppy and I couldn’t buy the FN Party dress at Target was really poorly made to be nice..So of course I just had to make her one!! I was so excited I did it as a surprise for that day..and wow it fit her to boot!!

Ok Fancy Nancy for those who are unaware is wonderful Books by Jane O’Conner and wonderfully illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. We have all of them and If you have a girl who is into all that you need to get the books!! I enjoy them as well

The items now that are coming out I found them at Target and I couldn’t not get them for her Birthday…

As you can see the dress is exactly like the one on FN Doll. And she is also wearing it in the second Book Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy..

It is all about Fancy Nancy!!

Enjoy the pics I so enjoyed replicating the dress!!!



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    ThreadKoe | | #1

    That looks like so much Fun! Wish I could be 7 again, teehee. The outfit looks wondeful, you must have had so much fun creating it. Cathy

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      blondie2sew | | #5

      Thanks Cathy,I posted to all I didn't want to repeat myself to you allGlad you enjoyed and brought you memories!!

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    purduemom | | #2

    How much fun you must have had creating your daughter's dress!!! I'm sure she and her friend's will have wonderful memories of this party - the picture with the boas brought a smile as I remembered my daughter prancing about with her pink boa!  You did a beautiful job! 


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      blondie2sew | | #6

      The Boa's according to Fancy Nancy are very wonderful accessory...you can't have too many accessoriess ha ha ...but they do itch!!!I love boa's too and wow the girls had fun with them!!I did post an all message for you...thanks

  3. MaryinColorado | | #3

    It's great to "hear" from you again and see your latest creation!  How adorable and fun for both of you!  Your such a great Mom!  I'll be checking into those books and dolls to see if they will be a good fit for any of our friends' daughters.  Giselle looks so thrilled with her doll and thier matching outfits.  All the girls look so cute in thier fancy outfits and boas, I'm sure they will treasure the memories you made together.

    The dress looks great, right down to the darling poodle appliques!  Too cool!  Mary

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      blondie2sew | | #4

      Hi All,Thanks for all your compliments!! Yes I had way too much fun sewing that and finding just the right materials for this project!! Many Many memories for years will be from this party..What I neglected to post pics of were what myself and her daddy and Godparents were wearing....Per request from the Birthday girl...Us ladies were in ball Gowns...and her daddy was in his AF Mess Dress...from the picture of an AF Ball we attended so that is what she wanted us to wear...then her Godfather was in his suit!! Quite the affair!! It was a priceless day and she loved having her daddy all dressed up and danced with him..it was fun!!By the By Mary...I have been missing you all too!! And it has been way too long...I will have to post more projects!! She has other Fancy Nancy Dresses from the books all picked out for me to make her!! Fun!!

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      blondie2sew | | #7

      Well you know my lil blonde was really making sure that the dress was done to the last detail...she actually said hey mom you forgot something on the dress...and I said no I didn't and I proved her wrong...too funny...I am in trouble in later years with her!!!I did post an all message Mary so make sure you read that one too...Let me know what you think of the books!!! Love love love them!!

  4. rodezzy | | #8

    Oh my stars, what a wonderful party that was.  Your daughter must have been so delighted to get that dress that she is beaming from the inside out.  It was so wonderful of you to make it for her.  What a lucky little girl she is indeed to have you to sew for her.  All of the little fancy ladies look wonderful.  I'm just tickled to see them...giggle!

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      blondie2sew | | #9

      Thanks so much Rodezzy.I get warm and fuzzy hearing her say my mom made this when people compliment her on the dress...oh yes she does wear it out and about to the mall everywhere....Which I knew would happen..Knowing she loves me sewing for her makes it all the more better.Glad you enjoyed the pictures

      1. rodezzy | | #10

        I'm all warm and fuzzy with you.  That's a great feeling.  When my GD's were young I made holloween costumes mostly.  But whatever I made for them, they were so happy to get it.  It does make you feel swollen with pride. 

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    ghis | | #11

    How great this must have been for your little girl,hope you keep everything as a souvenir because someday she will surely show this remembering what a great mother you are.Beautiful work!!!

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      blondie2sew | | #12

      Thanks and Yes I am keeping alot from this party...When we had tea...Well pink Lemonade and cupcakes....The only thing paper was the Fancy Nancy napkins...I brought out my wonderful milk glass tea cups with the snack trays for the girls to eat and drink from..because if you are going fancy well paper will not due!!I think they all were please at the table setting too..Hey I will attach a couple more pics so you can see story time and tea time...Thanks for all the wonderful words..

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        blondie2sew | | #13

        Ok I have to show you all some more pics...This was a lil girls dream party....I think I was living it with her!!Attached are Tea time...Story time which I was reading "Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy"And I had to add the couple of pics of myself with Giselle and of course Daddy and Giselle!! While we were dancing in the ballroomThanks everyone for allowing me to share this fun event with you all!! and induling my pics with me

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          ThreadKoe | | #14

          And a Good Time was had by All. Cathy

        2. Gloriasews | | #16

          What a beautiful family you are - & what a party!  It will be remembered fondly by all.  The pic with the little girls drinking their 'tea' with their pinkies out is priceless.  All the little guests will want fancy parties now - you may have started a trend!


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            blondie2sew | | #17

            Thanks I am just waiting for some of the moms to say "Thanks Connie" Now I am going to have to do this....

          2. Gloriasews | | #18

            They will.  Years ago, when my son was 7, we had a birthday party for him & were really surprised that all the kids were dressed up when they arrived (girls had long dresses on).  It wasn't planned to be a dress-up occasion, but it's amazing how the fancy clothes make a difference to the child's behaviour.  I served fancy rolled sandwiches on silver trays, which the kids were all amazed at, as they'd never seen any like that before, & the cake I'd decorated had Spanish galleons on top on a blue sea, we played lots of indoor games (now that everyone was dressed up) & they took loot bags home.  I received so many phone calls & cards from the parents after, as their kids raved about this party for ages.  My son still talks about that party & others that I'd planned & he's 38 - so your sweet daughter won't forget this one, either.


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        ghis | | #15

        Words that were very well deserved

  6. JanF | | #19

    Hi - seems a long time since I spoke to you - love the photos - but I must admit I opened the first one and wondered what style? After opening the others I realised that they are excellent versions of a dolls costume - and that ur daughter must love them! You must bear in mind that I have no idea of anything about a Fancy Nancy Doll and didn't read your post first - just clicked on the picture... Surely if it wasn't for copywrite - you could sell these!
    Brilliant. Jan

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      blondie2sew | | #20

      Thanks Jan...Your right on the copywrite...And yes that is why I wanted to explain the colors...You should have seen the ladies at the cutting counter when I brought up all the combo of fabrics...they just looked at me and of course had to ask...I did have a pic with me so then they could picture it..My husband said to me after it was done..Wow it looks like a "Cow met the Easter Bunny"..I was laughing...somehow it all works though go figure!!And yes it has been a long time since we spoke..I must post to you and the others on my sewing program for the kids I was chatting to you all and asking questions about way back when....When I have the time watch for the post!!Thanks for the kudos Jan

      1. JanF | | #21

        i'd love to know how u r getting on with things jan

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