Although I got two of these dresses made in time for the Harvest Party (third girly was the octopus), the real reason for these dresses happens in 2 weeks when we will be partying in the Happiest Place on Earth.
Yep! Packing up these silly princesses and taking them to Disneyland!
So, of course they needed some comfy-to-play-in dresses. I decided cotton would be comfortable for long days of walking and going on rides.
I started with a basic peasant dress pattern, like this free one, but decided to shirr the bodice pieces for a better "princess-y" fit. This required some inches added to the width of the pattern and some figuring of lengths to get them right. I also made the sleeves more cap sleeve length for poofy princess sleeves.
Next came all the important details:
For Snow White's sleeves, I did inverted pleats with red ribbon peeking out,
gold braided trim down the front,
and of course a signature red bow headband!
For Belle's dress I made a red ribbon rose to adorn the front of the shoulder piece,
and a ruched skirt adorned with little ribbon roses!
Cinderella's dress has a front panel with braided trim,
signature sparkly hip poofs,
and matching headband. (Followed this tutorial)
Are the princesses three counting the days until we leave?