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Cinderell-y

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Okay, stage two of my Princesses for Disney Funtimes. My Niece number Two is going as Cinderella, her favorite Princess. (Aside from Tinkerbelle, and Ive already ranted about revealing outfits enough). I decide to raid my pattern stash and see what I can do.

VOILA!!



Neckline not too reveling, nice historical background, and a parted 'top skirt' which brings to mind Cindy's Swags. The sleeves would have to go though.

So first I picked my fabrics. If you'll recall...




The shiny white stuff is for swags and sleeves, blue embroidered bit over white for the bodice and the blue satin is for the skirt. A note on that, by the by. The satin was originally off-white in color. I used an entire dye pot of navy to tint it blue and it came out remarkably well.




So. The bodice.

I placed the netting over the white, and then pinned it down firmly. Then I placed the pattern on it and cut that slippery mother out.




Afterwards, I sewed each panel to its backings, and then to each other. 

Bon…

Snow White: History and Rant

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I want to document my thoughts and theories about my Snow White costume, because I'm one of those odd people who actually rationalize their choices. Its weird I know but oh well. Right?



So, I mentioned in one of my posts that I am seeing her gown through a film of textures. I started thinking about what we know about Snow White from the cartoon. She's a servant who used to be a Princess in a castle which looks a little run down. There are also few servants around her. So Im thinking when she dresses up she has to make due with what shes got. Im positive Evil Queen isn't going give her a few yards of satin and a pat on the head.

I see Snow finding some old curtains of yellow slightly bleached by the sun and makes a skirt. And maybe, an old dress of her mothers that she can salvage the bodice from. Maybe the sleeves came from a childhood skirt that survived. The cloak was an old bed hanging that was being thrown away. She pulled it all together and this becomes her special c…

Snow White: Eyelets

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I got one of these and its my new favorite toy. Really. I love it.

Okay, so its not this cool looking one, it is one from Joanns, but seriously. I only ruined four making a line of eyelets down one side of my Snow White bodice. Thats like, 1/8th what I usually ruin making eyelets the ole fashioned way.

Anyway, I'm making a ridiculous amount of eyelets down the back of my bodice for stability and also because I might not loose as much weight as I want to, so Im also making a modesty panel and relying on my cape to keep my lacing secrets.  Here's some in action shots.






Truthfully I should've measure a little better but Im getting to the point of either I do it now, AT THIS VERY MINUTE OR CURSE IT ALL ITS NOT GETTING DONE. 
The pile o fabrics for E and A's outfits are calling me and I NEED to finish this one or I really wont. 

Snow White, So Far

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Okay, so I'm using the pattern. Why not? Its perfect for my needs, aside from a few, minor issues. See, I don't like the skirt. Or the sleeves. But the bodice is right on target and the collar is perfect. So, why fix what ain't broken, am I right? Okay. So lets start. 
First, find your fabrics. Now, Snow white's dress is pretty basic, so I decided to veer in on textures. Here is my selection. 



Muslins are NOT my thing. I find them annoying and saddening creations which sap my dwindling time and engery. However, this is Srs Bsns Disney stuff. So I made a muslin of the bodice out of the fabric of the skirt. The skirt I made by making a circle skirt for the twirling. Whats the use of being a Princess if you can't get a respectable twirl? Anyway, it was the basic formula for a circle skirt found on a multitude of blogs by typing in How To Make A Circle Skirt. 
I also bought the thickest interfacing I could find and cut out the basic collar. 





Next, the cape. Because I …