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« on: June 25, 2013 08:47:03 AM »

A while back I got invited to a princess party - meaning I received a calligraphed, wax-sealed beauty of an invitation through actual mail. Being absolutely serious about the princess thing I of course needed a dress. At first I was just going to use my prom dress which is also worthy of a princess, but then, a week before the actual event I figured, why not throw myself into making one of my own with the utter abandon of someone who's spent too much time studying and too little time crafting lately.

A trip to the thrift store got me a piece of mint linnen, a white sheet and two flowery candle thingies. I had a vision of a dress like the one Giselle sews out of curtains in Enchanted. A Burda magazine with a wedding special which provided me with the pattern and about 10 hours later I also had a dress.

It's fully lined in white, and as the white is a tiny bit see-through it's double layered in the part that is actually visible. I didn't have enough fabric to make the whole thing double-layered, but it also seemed unnecessary. It's got lace details at the neckline and down the front flaps, a pretty green ribbon finish and a flower arrangement that's attached with the help of a bobby pin. Also there's puffy sleeves (my new favorite thing to sew. They're sooo much easier than regular sleeves) and a hidden zipper.

All in all I'm ridiculously proud of this dress and especially of the craftmanship that went into it. There are no bulky areas or weirdnesses at all. I didn't even have to unravel anything! (This is a feat in itself)

In conclusion; I am a princess  Tongue

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013 09:04:28 AM »

This is lovely...worthy of a princess!  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013 09:06:18 AM »

that is a beautiful princess dress.  I hope you had a great time at the party.

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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013 09:14:05 AM »

This is beautiful! I love the fabric, and the lace details are perfect  Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2013 10:44:45 PM »

Very pretty dress. Definitely a princess.

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