Princess Merida Costume the other day, I've put together a bit of a how-to for making it. Today I'm sharing how to make the dress and it's movie-style details.
Then folded the new long collar length-wise, with the right sides of the fabric facing inward and stitched along the raw edge (Pic 4). After turning the "tube" right side out, I basted along the newly made seam (Pic 5) and then pulled the threads to create the ruffle and pinned it onto the facing. (so the top of the ruffle was peeking out along the top of the dress about an inch and the seams of the ruffle and dress shoulders lined up) (Pic 6).
To make the straps I folded them width wise with the right side inward, sewed down the side and turned right side out (Pic 7). I spaced them evenly along the lower edge of the top sleeve piece and sewed in place, then did the same with the top of the bottom sleeve. (Pic 8)
After basting the width sides of the satin piece, I gathered it to fit the along the velour edges and sewed one side to the bottom of the top sleeve, the other to the upper portion of the lower sleeve (Pic 9). I also hemmed the bottom of the sleeve at this point (Pic 10).
I pinned some golden home decor cording to the top of each sleeve (Pic 11) and then stitched together. My trick for getting my stitching really close to the cord edge was to remove my presser foot and sew very slowly (Pic 12). Next I pinned each sleeve to the shoulders of the dress, with the right sides facing and stitched together (Pic 13). I then clipped around the raw edge to add ease (Pic 14).
The last steps were to sew up the sides from the edge of the sleeve and down the sides of the dress and turn right side out.
Now a wee lass is ready to take aim at the "cuteness" target this Halloween;)
To get the full Brave effect, you can find my tutorials for making the quiver belt and the Merida wig HERE!
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