Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Closer Look at Cinderella Princess Dress Kits

Cinderella has always been my favorite princess.  Today we are going to take a closer look at the Cinderella dress kits.  Princess dress kits come with everything you need to recreate your own princess dress from size 1/2 up to 8.  You receive beautiful Fairy Frost fabric from Michael Miller, elastic for the neck and sleeves and black ribbon to make a cute bow at the neckline.  You can even buy the pattern in one stop if you do not already own it.  All you need is a sewing machine and other basic supplies you already own such as scissors and thread.

Cinderella's dress uses a light blue fairy frost fabric and has white peplums and sleeves.  Fairy Frost fabric isn't just plain boring solid fabric.  It has depth, different tones and shimmer.  The quality is top notch too.  If you have never seen this fabric in person you are in for a treat!  Even the white has depth to it but it is hard to capture in photos.

In the pattern there are 2 options in which you can sew the peplum.  The first is using 1 layer and doing a rolled hem with your serger.  The second is using 2 layers and making a lined peplum.  You will receive enough fabric to make the lined version.  I know not everyone has a serger and I prefer the finished look of this method over the first.  The peplums are then gathered and sandwiched between the bodice and the skirt.
Another great thing about this dress is that there is a sash.  You can tie it as tight as you want for a better fit and allows room for growth.  This dress will not just fit for only a few months!  Made for Mermaids peasant dresses are shaped.  This means that there are full pattern pieces for the front, back and sleeves.  The front is lower than the back.  Some other peasant patterns out there are just measurements with an armhole cutout.  My opinion is the way Made for Mermaids does it is 1000000x better.  The fit is more flattering and more comfortable as well.
Another sweet detail is the cute little bow at the neckline.  You will receive enough ribbon to make a bow on your dress too and without buying a whole spool of ribbon to do so!
This dress would be perfect to wear to a Disney trip, Halloween, or just wear out and about.  It is cuter and more comfortable then itchy store bought princess costumes.  Another plus is that it is fully washable and dryable! 
The Cinderella kit can be found here:
I am going to leave you with some more cute photos of the Cinderella dress in action.  All photos from this post were taken by Kristina Kazarian Photography and .  She is located in Orange County, California.

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