This week has been a race to get all our costumes ready for the Halloween weekend, but I'm finally nearing the finish line and just couldn't wait to show this one I made for my little lady: A Pretty Princess. I'm so glad she seems to love it as much as I do:)
I had already made the fleece Princess Hairdo Hat a while back, so I designed a fleecy fairy tale dress to go with it. Something that would look soft and dreamy, but still be very warm for the chilly evening air. I made the bodice light pink and added details with ric rac & Bavarian style ribbon, then trimmed the collar with some ivory lace.
I also decorated the front with coordinating satin florets and then hand sewed a sprinkling of them all over the skirt:
I made godets on the sleeves that echoed the style of the front and accented them with some medieval-style silver buttons:
I also trimmed the hem of the gown with more lace and made puffed shoulders on the sleeves like all good princesses wear them:
I envisioned designing something with a kind of Mary Blair feel. Sweet and enchanting, like she's just stepped out of the It's A Small World ride or Sleeping Beauty (minus the slightly sourpuss face here):
With her flowing blond "hair" and her dainty manners, she's in all her regal glory.
Not bad for being designed and thrown together in less than 3 days! On Halloween I'll be revealing the other costumes that have been in the works and show my little trio of trick-or-treaters together.
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