Friday, April 24, 2015

Pattern Sale!!! Now thru Sunday 4/26

Pattern Sale!!!!  This weekend only - 4/24 - 4/26 

SAVE 25% on all patterns in my Etsy Shop!
Coupon Code SPRING25 Enter at beginning of checkout

Saturday, April 4, 2015

To the Ball - Cinderella-inspired Ball Gown

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter and Passover!

As this happy Springtime ushers in thoughts of flowers and butterflies, I am so pleased to announce the completion of my newest design:
"To the Ball" - A regal Ball Gown and Petticoat fit for a Princess

Find it in my Etsy & Craftsy shops:

Having the tunes of the old Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Cinderella in my head, I recall how Cinderella wishes to go "to the Ball" so she can see all the finery. So lucky to have a Fairy Godmother!

While this design looks very impressive, it is really the fabric that is the star of the show. The specially shaped panels of the bodice and skirt make it very easy to recreate the look.
Using light and sheer layers of pretty lightweight colors in the blue, aqua, and purple family the pattern shows how to combine them and get a very showy result.

It isn't difficult to make, either! This gown has a lot of layers and a lot of gathering which take a little time to put together but the techniques are pretty basic - gathering, hemming, hand-basting, sewing a lining down. There is a tutorial included for creating the pretty butterflies.

And lots of pictures and diagrams to illustrate your way!

Have a lovely Weekend!