Lilypad Wedding Gown
The Princess and the Frog
Last Updated: 07-27-2010
This along with a trip to Disneyland for her to wear it too is my birthday gift to my cousin who is turning 8 :3
I made her an Aurora gown last year where I learned a few things XD
One- It's impossible to keep it a secret because she needs to be fitted into it
Two- Such a skinny child, she has no hips so elastic waistbands are a must
Three- Don't make it too long or she'll ruin it
Four- She's a child therefore it needs to live up heavy wear
This gown is going to be a replica of the Park dress. Lots of people hate it, but I love it. Seeing in pictures is nothing compared to seeing it in person, there are lots of details on the dress you just can't photograph like the embroidery on the yellow bottom skirt.
Therefore fabric I bought for it at the LA fashion district was, a sage green panne velvet, a pale green shimmer fabric, creme taffeta, pale yellow soft satin, and an embroidered gold .
Once I got home I realized I forgot the flower fabric so I went to Walmart, where I was sad that they didn't have a velvetish green fabric so I bought a green satin, and mint green cotton for the bodice base where the leaves will be built on. I ended up buying a green suede fabric at Jo Anns later.
The hoopskirt was a nightmare!
I bought a child sized hoopskirt from where I buy mine from and when It came it was more of a toddler sized hoopskirt <-<;
I had to frakenstein my Belle hoop; ripping the 2nd hoop of it and sewing it to her hoop and ripping out all the crinoline and sewing it onto the waistband of her hoop. Now it's MASSIVE XD
The underskirt was a circle skirt (My Briar Rose skirt as a pattern). Both layers are sew into the same elastic waistband :3
The creme colored petals are cut into large petal shape, one side I appliqued the lime green shimmer fabric to and then sewed the lining on and all were pleated at the top and then sewn onto a waistband which closes with a hook and eye.
The top I cut out the creme petals first and arranged them and then cut out the green petals, all this was just trial and error :P After fitting it on her once the zipper was installed I realized that she has no bewbies to keep the dress up so I had to put some straps in.
The last things I need to do is to hem the skirts, and the green petals. I was running out of time so I only sewed two onto the bodice and the rest I handsewn on just for now. I really hate how they look so It's going to be changed for sure :)
Her tiara is the official one they sell at Disneyland and her gloves were bought at a children's formal boutique.
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