Cinderella has been in the planning stages ever since I saw the promotional pictures and the trailer. I have been collecting organzas and chiffons for the better part of two and a half years. I finally figured I have enough fabric to start, but I ran out not once or twice, but few times. This will keep being updated in the separate posts. So please check the separate posts for added amounts if you plan to make this yourself.
This set of posts will talk about the big gown Cinderella wears to the ball. The maiden dress will come at some point. Maybe next year.
In the show you don’t get to see any of the undergarments worn unless she is dancing and the occasional twirl. But that doesn’t help you as much as you would like to think. They did post a news article in the Daily Mail from the UK. Here is the Link…
I don’t know if the link will remain active for a long time or not. But you get a glimpse as to what she wore in the film. It goes into details about how many gems are applied to the dress and everything like that.
Chemise- I have not had time to make a chemise. It is on the list.
Bloomers- 2 remnants of ¾ yard lace. 2-inch-wide satin, hooks and eyes. (They aren’t listed in the article. But when you watch the twirls in the movie you get a glimpse of something underneath. I’m hoping bloomers. But they look delicate. Hence the lace.)
Corset-3/4 yard twill, ¾ yard cotton, interfacing, spiral steel bones, spring steel bones, eyelets, hooks and eyes.
Crinoline- 1 ¾ yard of calico, 7 ¾ yard of grosgrain ribbon 7/8” wide, 28 ½ yard of ½” wide hoop wire, 1 ½ yards ¾” wide webbed belting, 4 yards tie strings, one buckle ¾” wide, 4 U-tips ½“wide. Truly Victorian patter TV 103. I modified their pattern to fit my needs. You can modify yours as well if you like. But that is optional.
Petticoats- (Godet Petticoat, Under Petticoat, and Over Petticoat. All petticoats will have their own blog post regarding them. They are just slumped together in this case for ease of use in purchasing materials.) 170 yards of various colors and effects of organzas. Mine ranged between mirror, pearlized, shimmer, and regular. With shades all between the ocean from blues to a couple greens, and purples, as well as pinks and whites. I was limited in my selection to what JoAnn’s had to offer. I tried some online shopping but was left very discouraged by quality. I’m fairly certain I was not looking in the right place. I have run out twice so far. And am in need of going back to the store. Although by the time you read this I will have this done. Satin, interfacing, and closure method. I’m a fan of the safety pin method. Fishing line. I used 60 lb. weight.
Underskirt-20 yards organza, 30 yards mirror lame in purple, satin, interfacing, closure method. Fishing line.
Overskirt-21 yards blue chiffon, 15 yards purple chiffon, 7 yards ice chiffon, satin, interfacing, closure method, crystal gems, E6000. Skirt hooks to attach to bodice.
Bodice- 1 yard satin, 1 yard blue chiffon, 1 yard organza, interfacing, lacis bones or plastic bones, eyelets or hand sewn eyelets, lacing, hooks and eyes, skirt hooks to attach skirt.
Bertha-1-2 yards organza, 1-2 yards chiffon, 50 butterflies, crystal gems, E6000,
Wig- WIF LF244, E6000, and crystal gems.
Shoes- Think perfect silhouette heel, E6000, 10,300 crystal gems in various sizes. (Not exactly comfortable.)
1000+ hours to work on this beast before the con because you didn’t prep times well enough. I started 2 months before con month (con was the last day of September), but had a work trip where I couldn’t work on this for a week, and then one event, plus two princess meetups with my Disney group. It has been a long time. And if all went well I will have one other costume to show for. Possibly a third with the Pirate Pub Crawl. Until then, the next post will be about the Crinoline, with the bloomers following shortly.
Picture of my fabric for Cinderella. Not all though.
(This post has been long overdue. And for that I am sorry. Life got away from me during the sewing process. As well as the recent move. I think I need to purge some of my fabric. But the need for wanting to keep it all is strong. So that may happen. Or not. Who knows? The move is over with now. Almost all is unpacked. But that is in the past. I am back now. And these posts should all come pretty quickly. There are roughly six or seven not including this one. I hope you enjoy.) And as always if you have any questions just let me know in the comments below or on my Instagram or Facebook. Thank you.