SoS: The Princess is in Another Castle and All the Stories Dresses

City of Bones Dress - Rae Gun Ramblings

It’s time for another Sew Our Stash. Bev from Flamingo Toes and I are keeping each other accountable to sew stuff for ourselves (and you know try and use the loads of fabric we already have on hand if possible). See what she made this month here. I got a couple geekirific dresses done and 2 more cut out so I’m feeling good.

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This first one is the dress I made for the City of Bones movie release. Across the bodice it says “All the stories are true” on of the lines from the book/movie. And then I have my New York and Shadow World cityscapes.

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I really like how it turned out. I was pining after a dress at hot topic but lets be honest they were totally made for waifs or club girls. I am neither. I sewed up the dress from one of the fabrics I bought during fabric weekend. And then I cut some iron on vinyl on my cricut (I know I’m obsessed).

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But I’m really happy with how it turned out!

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My second dress I made to wear to PAX (the video game convention). I’m calling it the princess is in another castle dress.

The Princess Is In Another Castle Mario Bros Dress - Rae GUn Ramblings

I also picked up this fabric during fabric weekend. High five to me using my stash! But I just fell in love with the castles and though it was a super sweet print.

The Princess Is In Another Castle Mario Bros Dress - Rae GUn Ramblings

Sorry for the iffy pictures of me in it. I shot them this morning and we’re about to jump into the car and head up to Seattle for PAX.

The Princess Is In Another Castle Mario Bros Dress - Rae GUn Ramblings

So what have you made this month. I’d love to see some links in the comments :) And don’t forget to hop over to see what Bev made this month.

 Sew Our Stash challenge hosted by Rae Gun Ramblings and Flamingo Toes


  1. I love both dresses, which patterns did you use to make them?

  2. I would love to know the patterns too!!! Very cute dresses! Hope you had fun at PAX!

  3. Both dresses are adorable! Would also love to know the patterns. Have fun at PAX…my hubby and girls will be there too :)

    • It looks like I will need to be making a tutorial/pattern for all of you guys since I self drafted these. I’ll have to pick my pattern designer friend’s brains but hopefully I’ll be able to get them up without too much struggle :)

  4. So so cute Marissa!! Both are just adorable! I love the City of Bones – those skylines are awesome! And the castle dress!! I am dying. It is really fabulous and looks like a super expensive one you purchased at Modcloth or something! You rock!

  5. I totally want a pattern for the first dress! It would be perfect to accommodate nursing, too.

    • ANd it’s so easy. I’ll do my best to get a pattern/tutorial going for that soon. It’s really one of my favorite dresses (now I have two my other one I have worn SO many times in so many settings)

  6. Those dresses are gorgeous! Especially the mortal instruments one! Just beautiful!

  7. I just came from Bevs- I couldn’t wait to stop in & see what you’ve made:) I love your crazy touches that make a garment to unique & special. I want a cricut now…and some movie passes!!!

  8. Wow! So love those city skylines on the dress. They are fabulous. The dress turned out so well. The Peeps? castles dress? I love that fabric and would have never thought to make it into clothes and now I’m a little obsessed. Can’t wait to dig out my 1001 peeps blue fabric and try it out.

  9. Love how they both turned out!!

  10. Even though I didn’t love the book, I LOVE your City of Bones dress. Nicely done.

    • Thanks Melissa! It looks like I’m going to have to pick your brain/take your pattern digitizing classes so I can properly share the pattern for that one :)

  11. Oh so cute. You make me jealous that I can’t sew. It’s okay though, I will live vicariously through you.

  12. I am LOVING the skylines! So crazy cool. This series is one of my favs. I need someone to help keep me accountable!

  13. Yay for castles! Both for your dresses turned out great, and the green one kinda reminds be of the emerald city from Wizard of Oz, so double book reference score!

  14. They are both totally adorable! And so are you!

  15. Ok. Those are awesome. That green fabric is fab and my daughter would love to have a dress just like it!!

  16. I LOVE both dresses, but I am DYING over that material on the PAX dress! SO FREAKING CUTE!

  17. Both dresses look very comfy and cute! You did a really lovely job!

  18. I love the pattern for the second one, would love to see a tutorial :o) The fabric is adorable too!

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  21. Cute dress! I love the idea. Where did you find the outlines for the castles? I’ve been looking for a project I’m working on and can’t seem to find anything close to the ones you used?


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