Yet, I have to admit that I was reluctant to begin... as visions of the mess they also create with their dresses danced in my head.
I've tried "Boxes or trunks".. yuck.
I purchased a cabinet to hang up the dresses in.... and they don't use the Velcro to button up the dress and it falls off the hanger onto the bottom of the cabinet.
So instead of sewing another dress, I put my creative thoughts into solving this problem and created...
Princess Dress Hangers.
It doesn't matter if the Velcro closure is shut
Pull the end upward, and bend the hanger so it looks like this.
Now, bend the other side of the hanger.
Cut a piece of fleece 3 inches by 2 inches and fold. Sew along the bottom to form a tube.
Slip the tube onto the end of the hanger. Then put the hanger and tube under your presser foot and tighten the tube by sewing the outward edge closer to the wire hanger.
I sewed a long tube and then cut them into individual pieces, as I was making quite a few Princess dress hangers.
I wanted the girls, ages 4 and 6 to be able to hang them up themselves without my help.
I taught them how to put the dresses on the hangers.
Scoop one side and then scoop the other side!
The dress slips into the fleece valley and stays there.
SO... this is my creative formal dress idea.
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