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Sleeping Beauty dress

Added Apr 21, 2013

by sewingfan1

Stourbridge, Uni...






My niece really wanted a reversible Sleeping Beauty dress as in the Disney movie it keeps having its colour switched from pink to blue. I tried suggesting a two tone fabric instead that changes colour with the light but she was having none of it so this is what she ended up with.

I’m hoping it’s how she pictured it but I guess, if not, we can always adapt it together and add bits, might give her a love of adapting her own clothes too then (sneaky) :-)

Originally I used a dress pattern for the top half that looked fitted in the pictures but when I measured it against her measurements was with more than 20cm extra ease. Almost looked like I could get in to it! So i hunted for a t-shirt pattern as I didn’t have any of hers to hand and re-cut it to that. Fingers crossed I haven’t made it too tight around the armholes now though as I really don’t fancy unpicking and adding any allowance there.

I just cut the skirt panels to fit the bodice and drafted the collar myself.

It’s all stretchy fabric so she should be able to move about easily enough in it.

She’s kept asking if it was finished yet and I told her fibs yesterday saying there was just a bit more to do but I’d actually given it to her mum to hang in her room while she was asleep so she should wake to find it just like in the movie :-)

Material Notes

soft jersey for the sleeves and skirts
stretch velvet for the bodice
stretch glitter tulle for the cuffs, top layer of collar and hem
heavy interfacing inside the collar




Garment Type
Knits/Jersey, Velvet

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    Mar 4, 2014, 09.43 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    What a good idea — make the dress reversible! I have a friend who says that I’m obsessed with Disney, and I always like to see Disney style sewing creations. : )

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    Aug 21, 2013, 08.31 PMby thenevergirl

    This is just so genius! I love it!

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      Aug 29, 2013, 08.46 PMby sewingfan1

      Aww, thanks.

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    Apr 21, 2013, 01.30 PMby sewingfan1

    Thanks both! Just got a text from her mum to say she loves it and doesn’t want to take it off. She has some good ideas, she designed a bag for me to make for her the other month :-) just keeping my fingers crossed her sister doesn’t develop the same interests any time soon else I’ll never be off my machine!

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    Apr 21, 2013, 01.08 PMby Tiffany Phares

    Oh how clever to have a reverable dress. My little girls would love something like this!

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    Apr 21, 2013, 11.08 AMby krice

    Love it, tell her the idea to have a reversible pink/blue Sleeping Beauty dress was great! Well done!

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