I feel like this whole blog has become me trying to catch up on posting old photos/outfits/sewing projects. But out of all of them, this one is by FAR the oldest!
Although the photos were just taken a little over a year ago (haha, just…), I made this dress many years prior (maybe 2014?). It was actually the first garment I ever sewed for myself that wasn’t a costume.
I was so proud of it then, and I am still thrilled every time I put it on! I love the sweet Peter Pan collar, little cap sleeves, and of course the crazy Nintendo fabric.
Little did I know back then that the pattern I used, Simplicity 1419, would become a favorite and used for 5 other dresses in my wardrobe!
Unfortunately, this pattern is now out of print – I better treat her well!
To accompany the dress, I made a fun little Bullet Bill purse by sewing a chain onto a Nintendo DS case. It was such a quick and easy project, and I think it adds SO much to the outfit!
This is not the first time I used a DS case as a purse. I’m hoping to write a post soon featuring an old cosplay that never made it to the blog. It features a different, yet equally adorable Nintendo icon.
I wore this dress to PAX East 2019 for our non-cosplay day. I have no idea how people go to these shows for multiple days and wear a costume each time. Having to constantly worry that your makeup is fine, nothing is falling off, you didn’t leave your prop in a booth somewhere, and stopping every two minutes for photos is exhausting!
(Although even in this outfit, I got stopped a few times for photos! SO many people loved this dress!)