Friday, February 17, 2012

A Very Little Princess

A while back I treated you all with a picture of my friend Christina's wee wedding dress. Several of you really seemed to enjoy the pictures, so I thought I'd share one of my own creations. 

Barbie dresses are actually one of the few things I do with a pattern. On that small of a scale I haven't yet tried to drape or draft anything of the precision needed, although I do have plans do try a few ideas in the near future.
 Anyhow, this is a gown I had a bit of fun with several years ago. It is an Elizabethan court gown and involved some very fussy sleeves and neckline. My favorite detail is the exquisite miniature trim.


  1. Do you have any tips for sewing without a pattern? I'd like to design my own things but I've always needed a pattern to at least get a good idea of where to start and how to shape things.

  2. My best suggestion would be to read through the photo diaries I've posted under "Costume Diaries" and "Clothing Design and Alteration." I've done detailed write ups with both pictures and explanations for all of my major projects in the last few years, and that includes a lot of information on sewing without a pattern. I hope that helps! If you have any specific questions on a post, leave a comment and I'll try to explain further. :)

  3. So cute! I can just imagine how hard such a tiny thing is to sew.


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