Ah, the Fairy Tale Dress. You know, the one that you can take to full-on, fancy party mode (if you want to that is). It’s the ultimate dress for special occasions with two different Peter Pan collars (or it could be made collarless), two different waist bow options, with or without tulip cap sleeves, an invisible zipper, it’s fully lined, and it even has a crinoline, to boot!
The Fairy Tale Dress is a more time-consuming pattern because of all the wonderful details, and we strongly recommend making a bodice muslin to ensure a good fit. This style is more fitted than our other styles. Also, if you are sewing this dress for a toddler, head over to the tutorial for fitting a Fairy Tale muslin for a toddler. Be sure to take your time with this one. You’ll be amazed at the end result.
What have you got on your sewing list right now? Do you have plans for sewing up a special dress for the holidays? Enjoy these ideas for Fairy Tale Dresses for the holiday season.
First up, we have Rita who sewed this green and gorgeous version with a Nani Iro double gauze border print. The wearer calls it her “popcorn dress” and in their household they have a Christmas tradition of stringing popcorn into a garland, so how perfect is that?
Instead of paying the giant prices in boutiques for a dress like these, you can make it yourself. Now go and grab some gorgeous fabric and get all fancy with it!