08 01 2016

Alice dress prototype

Happy New Year everyone. I hope you’ll keep following what I’m up to this year as well. Here is a sample dress I have made for last year’s Halloween. My friend was throwing a Alice in Wonderland themed birthday party around that season and she suggested that I be Alice. So here it is, my Alice dress mainly inspired by the original illustrations by John Tenniel.

Since it is only a sample, I have made it out of left over fabrics at home, cream coloured down proof cotton and light weight navy cotton. The body is quite fitted with covered buttons at the back with button loops to fasten. The mini round collar has angles at the back. The sleeves are puff sleeves but kept minimal with narrow bias binding. The skirt has gathers at the front and more gathers at the back to give volume but the sides are pleated to keep the volume down. There are horizontal pleats near the hem of the skirt. Basically, I tried to find the right balance of cute as I didn’t want it to be too costume-like.

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And this is the sample of the apron made with calico which is going to be worn over the dress. It slightly covers the shoulders and the straps from the shoulder and the waist is joined near the centre back to be tied in a bow. There are two mini pockets on the skirt and pleated trimmings at the hem.

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