Princess Dresses

A couple of weeks ago, I promised to post some pictures of my latest and greatest crafty project. Well, here it is!

I recently decided to try making some of the popular no-sew tutu dresses that have recently taken over Pinterest. To say the least, I am officially in love with making these dresses, and am in the process of designing one for myself (even tomboys from backwoods Maine need to feel like a princess every now and then).

Here are the results:

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I made two identical dresses for these two beautiful princesses!

I based my design off this tutorial from the Hair Bow Company (where I purchased my tulle from as well). I used long crocheted elastic headbands to make the tops of the dresses, which I found discounted on the internet. Please don’t ask me to remember where I bought them from as I forgot that information long, long ago…

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These dresses only have two layers of tulle (compared to the three in the tutorial), but they are still delightfully fluffy!

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Rather than follow the tutorial for decorating, I decided to go off-book and design my own decorations. A nice walk through A. C. Moore yielded a hefty stash of supplies.

I chose to go with the halter top design because I was unable to measure the girls in person, and I wanted them to have some kind of adjustable sleeves that could be altered if the dresses were a little too big. The satin ribbon I used dressed up the otherwise-casual style.

The jewels at the base of the halter tops and the silk roses are attached to large metal pins (like you would find on the back of a brooch) with a super-strong epoxy jewelers use. I decided to go with pins instead of some other means of attachment because it allows for the decorations to be removed for either ease of hand-washing or personal preference.

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I am really proud of myself, and I cannot wait to make more!

I wonder if I could become one of those craft bloggers who makes money by posting a different craft every week… I could stand to be famous on Pinterest…