Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Here is my last standard Cinderella dress for a while. Now I'm moving on to AIDA and I'm helping a friend (the original designer) build custom princess dresses, they are going to be soo cool! I'll put those pictures up as they get done. She isn't taking precedence over anybody else, I've had her costumes on my list of things to do for a couple months now!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Everyday princess dresses

Each princess starts out her movie in a regular "everyday" dress. I think they are a lot of fun and deserve to be represented.

On Friday I'll be speaking at my daughter's school Career Day. I wore a tea server dress last year and I wanted something new and different for this year so I decided to make Beauty's everyday dress. My coloring is closest to hers and she's my favorite. Don't tell the other princesses. ;) I got brave and did the wig as well.

It was a quick project I slipped in while I'm working on Cinderella. That will still be done on time. Now I have another project for my portfolio.

It is a 4 piece outfit shirt, jumper, apron, and hair bow.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Pirate Captain

This one was a doozie! When it was ordered I thought I did my homework to get the quote together. As the project got started I spent the average amount of money on fabrics and notions and then I got started on the jacket. And the cost went through the roof!

The customer who ordered it first got a great deal and unfortunately she "ruined" it for the rest of you because the price just went up! I made all the parts of this outfit except the pants in the past so it wasn't a labor issue it was a materials cost issue. I forgot to add in the cost of buttons ($50) and the jacket fabric was twice what I estimated.

Here is the finished product in all it's many variations. It was fun to make a guy costume again and I really like how it turned out!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Teal Mermaid Dress

I've made this dress 2 other times before but finding really great reference photos is hard. This version of the dress was inspired by some great reference photos that showed off some details I missed in the past.

It was also requested that the dress have long sleeves that could be removed for wear in warmer weather.

The sleeves still aren't quite big enough but that is a secret I'm working on figuring out!