Every year Cupcake’s school holds a father daughter dance and this year the theme was a sock hop.  Of course I asked her if she wanted a poodle skirt and she said yes.  And I was so excited!  She wanted a pink poodle skirt just like the girl on the invitation, so I set off to the fabric store for some pink felt, black elastic and black rickrack.  And fabric for a shirt to go with it.  And this is the result!

How cute is my girl?  For the skirt I just measured her waist and her waist to knee to get my measurements for a circle skirt.  Felt is perfect for a poodle skirt as you don’t have to hem the skirt since it won’t fray!  And then I cut a piece of soft waistband elastic to her waist measurement, stitched the short ends and attached it to the skirt.  

I found a clipart file of a poodle and printed it out and used it as a pattern to cut out the poodle from a scrap of black felt.  I pinned it and the rickrack to the skirt then stitched them down and was done!

I found this super cute pin dot fabric in the quilting cotton section of Joann’s and it washed up so nice!  It’s super soft and it was perfect for this Lauren Pintuck Top from Made for Mermaids.  That little collar……….so cute!!!  

I found the Bobby socks for $1 at Walmart (wasn’t sure I would find them at all, so I was super surprised to find them so cheap!).  

Dad dressed the part in a crisp white shirt and cuffed pants.  It’s the best we could come up with since he doesn’t own a black leather jacket……….and I wasn’t about to sew one!

They were so cute!  Before the dance they went out to dinner at Steak’n’Shake (her choice – but also fit the theme).  And they had fun dancing, doing crafts, taking pictures in the photo booth and Cupcake even won a cake at the cake walk!


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