Friday, November 18, 2011

Poofy Peasant Princess

Ever since Eliana requested I make her a Belle princess dress I have been trying to figure out how to do just that.   I wanted to make a rough draft dress because the yellow fabric I bought for Belle is too cute to risk messing up.

In all my sewing adventures I had never attempted the peasant dress.  All the elastic and casings intimidated me!  I found a great free pattern for the basic peasant top and sleeves. Click here for Bandy Canyon’s free pattern.  I used this pattern for my blueprint, then added an underskirt, and a top skirt with gathers and bows.

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This was my other inspiration for the dress:

I love the gathers and the bows! This is what the dress looks like without the poofy:
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And here is a closer look at the neckline and sleeves:

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The sleeves turned out super cute! But making the casing on them was hard because they are not in a straight line. Any tips on hemming a curved edge?? 

Eliana now has 2 homemade princess dresses! Judging by how much she loves them, I will be making princess dresses for the next year!  Yay!


  1. WOW! It turned out super cute! For the sleeve edge, it will bunch and not be straight but because of the elastic in the sleeve, it really doesn't matter. It fixes itself. Good job.

  2. Adorable! Well done, as always!

  3. Hermosa mi Sobrina Nieta !