I have another Disney dress up post for you today, are you getting tired of them yet? Do you like seeing posts about costumes and dress up time? I have to say that I do really enjoy creating costumes. I love being able to add fancy stitches, ribbon, tulle, sparkles – things that you don’t normally do with regular everyday clothing. I have been dreaming this one up for awhile, buying various green fabrics when I come across them and staring at the vinyl Tiana cling on my daughter’s wall, envisioning my plan of attack.
My daughter loves this dress, although it is extremely difficult to get pictures of her in it. She zooms around so fast! There are four different elements to this costume, the dress, the tulle underskirt, the Lily pin, and the lace crown.
The Tulle Skirt
The tulle underskirt is easy, and actually I have already showed it to you in a previous post. To make the tulle skirt, here is the tutorial (click on the picture to be directed to the tutorial) I mentioned in that post that the tulle skirt would look great under a costume or a princess dress. That was foreshadowing.
While I was designing this costume, I kept thinking of ways to make a glittery Tiana inspired crown. I saw this awesome tutorial from Morena’s Corner about glittery lace crowns and I knew it would be perfect! Here is my version.
I followed Morena’s tutorial and then added a few extra decorations. For my Tiana crown I used a different type of green glitter, it was tinsel glitter and almost looked like grass. I also glued on some lily scrapbooking embellishments from Michael’s, and some wire bridal picks that had some faux pearls on top. After I glued my wire bridal picks on the inside of the crown, I cut a rectangular piece of felt and glued it over top of the wire so that it wasn’t exposed.
I made the lily into a pin on brooch so that I could take it off when I needed to wash the dress. To make the flower, I followed a tutorial that I found on a blog called Shape Moth. In the tutorial they use a linen material. My fabric was satin and this worked fine as well. My bottom two layers of the flower were an off white or cream colored satin (it was the same fabric that I used in the bodice of the dress). For the top layer of the lily I used a white satin. I then beaded a string of green beads and curled them all up into a coil, which I hand stitched to the center of the flower. I created two leaves by using the same technique that I used to make the flower petals (See the tutorial for more details) The leaves were just larger versions of the petals, I used 6″ squares. I stitched the leaves under the edges of the outer layer of petals. Lastly, I just fastened a safety pin to the back of the felt and attached it to the dress. I had also wanted to use some green corker ribbon for the leafy tendrils that hang down from Tiana’s costume, however I couldn’t find any! You could always order some from Ribbon Retreat, I just didn’t have the time! I was very happy with my finished lily – especially since my Four year old asked, “Is that a lily pad?” You know that when it is recognizable to a four year old that you have done a good job!
Ahh the dress, yes it took a lot of planning and drawing! I am going to show you how I measured my daughter to create the pattern, and then how I put it together. This way you will be able to make one in any size. But guess what? It’s going to take me some time, so I will share that with you tomorrow (after all, I am a mom with three young children – nap time is just about over!) I will link this post to the dress instructions once it is done.
Update: As promised, here is the full dress tutorial! Click on the link, or on the picture below, I really hope you enjoy it!
Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you have enjoyed this post!!