I have wanted to be the Queen of Hearts for years and never had the money for a great costume (I hate cheesy cheap looking costumes) I started sewing about 2 years ago. Self taught. Last year I designed my first creation without a pattern (Maleficient gown and headpiece). This year, I decided to design my own Queen of Hearts gown. I sketched it on a piece of paper and then headed to Joann's to pick out fabrics to bring my creation to life. I was inspired by Ever After High cartoon version of the Queen Of Hearts (my 5 year old watches the show!)
8 different fabrics, an old white sheet (to line the bodice and make it heavy enough to support the giant draping of the skirt) , interfacing, deck of cards that were all the Queen of Hearts, red glitter cardstock paper, hot glue gun, sewing machine, red felt , boning and ribbon. Store bought heart tiara , red & white wig, hoop under skirt. I created a pattern and started cutting and sewing. Used fusible webbing to attach heart cut outs to other fabrics. Bustle was attached with hooks and the dress goes on. Made the neckpiece by cutting out half hearts out of the redfelt and sewing the boning inside/ attaching it to the back of the collar. Then I hotglued the Queen of hearts cards to the felt. On the back of the neckpiece, I cut out card sized pieces of the red glitter cardstock to make it look like the back of the cards. I hotglued a piece of velcro to the top to help the neck/headpiece stay up and in place. Used cherry red ben nye makeup and ben nye white color cake foundation for the makeup. I did my own makeup as well.