First.... Pick the princess you want to dress as..
If you didn't pick Snow White, then this isn't the tutorial for you.
Not only did I make the outfit, I"m the one wearing it as well.
You can see more of my costume work on my Facebook page
Step 1: Gathering Referance + Picking Fabrics
I'd like to apologize in advance for some of my terms used throughout this tutorial. Many times I’m not sure of the proper terminology so I took a best guess.
Anyways, this guide is based off of the great work done by Annie Leibovitz. I made adjustments to make it my own version but her guide was a great starting point. I also studied what era this dress would have been in, looking at details like the sleeves, collar and the cut of the corset.
When picking fabrics my motto was “If I was a little girl, would this be soft enough to rub my face against?", if it met this motto then it was a winner. In addition the fabric should look expensive - ones that absorb light rather than reflect it.
Ultra Suede Dark Blues (Corset)
Ultra Suede light Blue (Sleeve)
Stretch Yellow Velvet (Skirt)
Cream Lining (Skirt)
Duchess satin for the Red (Bow, Inside the sleeve, Inside the cape)
Stretch Red Velvet (Cape)
White Cotton (Collar)
Heavy Duty Interfacing (Collar)
Double sided iron on interface (cape)
Yellow Zipper (skirt)
Skirt Hooks (corset/Skirt)
Red Bias tape (cape)
If you can find a yellow fabric that DOES NOT stretch, I would highly recommend it! I really wanted mustard yellow, so this was the only way to get it - which it ended up being a bit of trouble to work with and I cannot store it hanging up.
You will need a large amount of fabric for the skirt, so I’d recommend using a less expensive fabric for that so that you can treat yourself to an iced coffee and lobster dinner with the money saved.