View Full Version : Snow white and Princess Kida - Can anyone recommend some patterns for me?

07-13-2012, 12:29 AM
I'm new to sewing but I seem to be managing okay, and I'd like to start on my first costumes (I did have a more ambitious one in mind, however I have quite wisely put that aside for the moment). Anyhow I was wondering if it was okay for me to take a bit of wisdom from you all on the sort of patterns that I might find helpful in creating Snow White's yellow and blue dress (I was going to purchase it, but my sewing tutor is happy to help me if I find trouble so I'd rather try) and Princess kida's skirt.
Thank you for your time, I'm very grateful


Suzie Blue
07-13-2012, 12:52 AM
Hello! I'd be glad to help where I can. :)

For Snow White, there is a Simplicity pattern (http://www.simplicity.com/p-1736-costumes.aspx) intended for making SW's dress, which would be a good starting point. You could also sift through Simplicity, McCall's, Butterick, and Vogue patterns to find bits and pieces of patterns you could use, such as a separate bodice and skirt patterns. Personally, I am using Simplicity 4092 (http://www.simplicity.com/p-2098-costumes.aspx)'s bodice for a more mature/historical version of SW.

If you use the "Snow White" Simplicity pattern for the bodice, I recommend replacing the skirt with a circle skirt- it will give you a much more elegant, twirly skirt than the gathered skirt included in the "Snow White" pattern. Circle skirt patterns will be included in any "poodle skirt" pattern you find. They tend to hit about mid-calf, so you may have to lengthen it a few inches.

As for Kida, I really am not sure of any commercial patterns that would work. It's such a unique design, most of it will come from draping fabric. However, I would suggest finding a basic pencil skirt pattern, creating that as a base, and working off of it to create the skirt.

Hopefully that made sense and was of some help!

07-13-2012, 06:12 AM
Thank you so much that's really helpful. I'll probably just use the snow white pattern - although for me the sleeves are a bit understated there, but I may be able to pester my tutor about fixing that. My tutor has a large array of patterns, She'll definitely have a long enough circle skirt pattern.

07-13-2012, 10:08 PM
good sleeve tutorial!!

07-14-2012, 12:18 AM
Suzie Blue, I was wondering, with the bodice you are using how will you do the high collar?

And thank you Kiggi those sleeves look magnificent!

07-14-2012, 12:31 AM
for the collar; my advice is interfacing in the collar =3

Suzie Blue
07-17-2012, 12:43 PM
Sharnie- For my collar, ideally I would like to do something like this (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/costumersguide/Elizabeth2/Garfeimao/100_5418.jpg), or possibly this (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/costumersguide/Elizabeth2/mandymaria/cream4.jpg). Buuuut I'm kind of clueless thus far. haha

For a solid fabric collar, a heavy interfacing or possibly even a sheet of craft foam will be needed to make it stiff. As for the shape, I'm not really sure what that looks like. I have the Simplicity Snow White pattern that I could take out and look at, even though their shape really isn't what Snow's looks like. Generally, I think it would be akin to a half- or quarter-circle.

09-04-2012, 06:50 PM
I personally haven't made the Snow White view of the mentioned simplicity pattern, but I just finished a cinderella dress from that pattern. I ended up using the bodice (modified for fit), but cut panels for the skirt and hand gathered those - the included skirt pattern is very wimpy and not fit for any princess. The sleeves are also very sad and you'll want to use a couple sizes larger than the bodice (I actually using the size 12 "snow white" sleeves and gathered those to my size 6 bodice). Hope that helps!