Maybe we went to Disney World a month ago.
So that means my kids needed some additional costumes.
Last year, you may recall, I made both kids a bunch of Disney outfits. The good thing is they all still fit!! Thank goodness because I didn’t have it in me again this year to make all the costumes. Maya’s grown a couple inches over the past year, so her dresses are getting shorter on her, but that is OK. And Jacob’s were starting to get a wee bit short, but they were fine for this trip.
I asked Maya if she could have one new princess dress, what would it be. Hands down, Snow White. She has a dress up Snow White costume that she received for her birthday one year and she loves it. She’s never actually seen the movie, but she knows who Snow White is.
Maya is all about her dresses being authentic. She even pointed out to Minnie Mouse last year that her dress was similar, but not the same (I added lace to the bottom and clearly Minnie doesn’t have lace on her dress). So I knew I had to find an authentic Snow White pattern.
In comes Simplicity patterns, pattern 2817 to be exact. This is my third time using a non-pdf tutorial based sewing pattern. I’ve come a long way in the past couple of years in my self taught sewing ability, so I didn’t find it as complicated as I thought I would. There were a couple of parts (sewing in the zipper and attaching the cape loop) that I know I didn’t do properly, but even after going back, I still don’t really understand what the instructions were trying to tell me. So I did my own thing.
This dress has everything! A detachable collar, cape and headband. Except for the slight colour differences, if this isn’t Snow White’s dress, I don’t know what is.
The bodice front and back have darts. This was my first time sewing darts that actually gave shape and structure to a bodice. And it was first time making my own piping. I will be adding piping to garments from now on. It was so simple and gives such a nice look.
I didn’t have the heavyweight interfacing required for the collar, so I used medium weight but interfaced both sides of it, so I think the end result is the same.
The headband is covered in fabric with a poly filled bow on top.
Maya loves this dress. Like LOVES this dress.
Seeing as this post is about Maya’s Snow White dress, I will save Jacob’s Prince Ferdinand’s costume for another post. But there’s a little sneak peak up there. I may even try to add a bit of a tutorial for it. Hopefully I can get back into the sewing groove again. I have a whole list of things to make before Christmas and time is a tickin’.
Till next time. Happy sewing.