I've been working on my daughter's dress since March! I wanted to get it just right. I looked everywhere for just the right fabric and finally found it at an interior decorating place, but it was stretch velvet, which is impossible to sew.
So, I backed the entire thing with iron-on interfacing, which worked beautifully. There are also no known patterns for an "authentic" looking Cinderella dress, so I had to piece together a Sleeping Beauty skirt to a Snow White bodice. Then I changed the neckline, made up the sleeves and the "hip pillows."
The slip was the hardest part. I put 15 yards of netting in there, but it just wasn't big enough, so I bought some boning and it was strong enough to hold up this dress (it's very heavy), so I bought a metal wreath that had 4 hoops in it. I took the loops apart. I cut some and pieced some and sewed them into the slip.
I even had to make the gloves! I bought them, but they were way too big, so I had to alter them quite a bit and by the time I was finished, I wished I had just made them from scratch!
I'm very pleased with the final product, but it was extremely difficult and time-consuming. But it only cost about $30 to make and it looks great, so I'm one happy mom! (
I also made costumes for the rest of my family. My son is Prince Charming, I am the Fairy Godmother, and my husband is the Duke (with the shoe on the pillow).
This Prince Charming and Cinderella Costume were our costumes for a Halloween Piano Recital where I accompanied my daughter on the song "So This is Love" from Walt Disney's "Cinderella."
I adapted the McCall's pattern for a Civil War uniform to make my outfit, and adapted and combined Simplicity's patterns for Snow White and Sleeping Beauty to make hers. Sadly, this pattern is no longer in print. She was forty-two inches tall at the time, and yet the circumference of the dress was twenty-four feet!
My costume is constructed of gabardine embellished with lots of gold braid and trim. The gown is made of crepe backed satin. I purchased the gloves for us both, and covered a headband with leftover gown fabric. I strung her necklace with square beads to give it the appearance of being a choker and dressing it a bit more than using a plain black ribbon.
Getting her hair to stay up in a bun was almost as challenging as making the costumes!
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As one of my favorite characters, I just had to have a Fairy Godmother from Cinderella Costume. Fabric is a heavy weight satin in blue/green with pink accents. The costume is in 3 pieces. A skirt in blue with a pink waistband. Blue top with the long sleeves lined in pink. The last piece is the hooded capelet in blue and also lined in pink, with a large pink bow to attach it closed in the front.
The costume is completed with white gloves, a white wig and pink ballet flats. I also have a matching drawstring bag in the blue fabric. I made this costume about 4 years ago. I have worn it to many costume parties and have at least a couple offers to buy it every year. It is shown here at Walt Disney World Halloween Party with one of their characters.
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This is my version of a Cinderella costume. I made it for a convention. I went there with my friends, so all together we were Cinderella, Tinkerbell, Alice in Wonderland, Sally from 'Nightmare Before Christmas' and Peter Pan.
For my homemade Cinderella costume I bought some satin fabric in blue and white - 4 meter of the blue one and 2 meter of the white one. I also bought a 60 cm zipper for the back. First I started with the top of the dress, then the skirt and in the end the puffed sleeves.
I bought some white gloves and a blond wig. I styled the wig, made the necklace and made the hairband. I put some Swarovki stones on the hairband, the gloves and the dress to make it look more Disney like.
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