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ShimmeringFae
« on: February 21, 2009 02:33:44 AM »

I'm going to be making Ariel's (The Little Mermaid) blue dress but I really don't know what sort of fabrics to use. I want it to look realistic.
I'm also wondering about the construction of the dress, should I make the dress and then have the black bodice a separate piece that goes over it? Or should it be three different pieces?
Here's an image of the dress:

Any help would be so much appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2009 12:31:32 PM »

I would make it as three pieces:  skirt, blouse, and corset.  And I'd probably use cotton broadcloth, with twill for the corset.  Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2009 01:07:48 PM »

I agree-three seperate pieces. I have always imagined a velvet corset for some reason......
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2009 03:58:52 PM »

Ooh...corduroy would be pretty, too.  I'm just a wimp, when it comes to sewing velvet, but I'm sure that would be lovely, as well!
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2009 05:23:06 PM »

The corset looks navy to me. But, yes, blouse, skirt that goes to the waist, and a corset.
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2009 08:00:12 AM »

I made this one! I made it as three pieces: a blouse, a skirt, and a bodice. For the bodice, I used a navy suede that gave the whole costume a really nice texture. I also made the back lace up.

My favorite part is the hairbow! I stuffed it like a little pillow so it sticks out like hers.
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