Wednesday, July 16, 2014
New Princess Dress DIY Fabric Kits!
In preparation for my daughter's 7th birthday party I decided to make her a Snow White dress to go with the princess theme. I decided to use the Everyday Snow White Pattern from Made For Mermaids and chose to make it with Michael Miller's Fairy Frost. I fell in love with this fabric and thought it makes a perfect princess dress suitable for everyday use. The dress turned out so awesome that I had an idea to put together dress kits with everything you need to recreate princess dresses with the Fairy Frost fabric. I approached Megan from Made for Mermaids and she liked my idea as well so for the last few months I have been working hard on creating the perfect princess dresses and turning them into kits.
What is so great about Fairy Frost fabric you might ask? Well to start it is 100% cotton making it washable and dryable. Also, not only is it easy to work with but comfortable to wear too! However, it doesn't just look like boring solid color cotton. The fabric has subtitle tones to it and shimmer (sometimes glitter). So it looks fancy while being practical at the same time.
Made for Mermaids patterns are also awesome as well. Most are peasant dresses but what makes hers different is they are shaped (i.e the front and back are not the same cut with the back higher than the front). I think this makes a more comfortable and better looking dress. Her directions are excellent too, even for a beginner. Let me tell you, I am far from a beginner but I suck at putting in zippers. When I made the Anna dress I put the zipper in right the first time and didn't even have to use my seam ripper!
Now to get back to the kits.... They all contain everything you need (minus the sewing machine and notions like thread and scissors) to recreate the princess dresses shown in the photos for each listing. I have taken the guess work out of which fabric colors go best for each dress. It is hard when looking at a computer screen to know which color will be the best choice (especially since there are over 100 fairy frost colors). I also provide the exact amount of trim and elastic you need. What that means is you don't have to buy a whole spool of ribbon just to get the small amount you need! Each listing lists what is included in that particular kit. They are all made using patterns from Made for Mermaids. So, the pattern is needed in addition to the fabric. There are two options to buy. If you already have the pattern needed or would rather buy it directly from Made for Mermaids then you can choose just to buy the fabric. If you do not own the pattern you can choose to buy the fabric and the pattern together at the same time. Then I will email you the pattern within 24 hours.
As of this date I have 5 kits. Anna, Snow White, Cinderella, Belle and Rapunzel. Sleeping Beauty is coming soon. They can be found on my Etsy or website. Right now they are on sale on the website only through this coming weekend.
Now for some pretty photos. The following photos were taken by a photographer local to me in Orange County California. So, if you live near me check her out. Here is her info: Kristina Kazarian Photography www.kristinakphotography.com and www.facebook.com/kristinakazarianphotography