A fairytale sewing project with a happy ending!
I had a vision in mind and this is what I came up with....
The off-the-shoulder puffs/sleeves did not line up exactly and I had to compensate for that while stitching the sleeves to the top. The experience led to my second crying episode.
The headpiece was also fun to make and so, so easy! I went to a fabric store and asked the sales clerk for a bridal veil form. It was a white, stiff fabric. I then cut about 2" wide strips of fabric and just wound it around and around the crown until it was completely covered, added the trim and sewed on the jewel.
Here is a photo of my daughter modeling her costume!
She did not wear a veil. It was just a piece of extra fabric. She did wear a nude bodysuit under the costume and a pair of aqua colored briefs under the skirt. The skirt and top was a little big for her, but the belt provided some extra security and I was able to add a pair of extra snaps in the back of the top to make it fit a little tighter.
Here is how it looked on the ice. I apologize for the quality of these photos:
I will devote a future blog on how to sew a 2 layer chiffon skirt suitable for dancing or skating. They go together so quickly and easily. You can save a lot of money sewing your own performance wear. It also provides a creative outlet--I had more fun selecting trim and making the accessories!
"Like star dust glistening on fairies' wings, little girls dreams are of magical things."