* This post has been sitting since last Christmas as I was waiting on a pic of my niece in the dress. But given how many people don’t like their kids being on the internet this lot will have to suffice!*
I love sewing for other people – if they appreciate it! And no one has been more appreciative then my niece of the Tinkerbell costume I sewed for her a few years ago.
I only purchased the pattern and fabric for the over skirt/train thingy, everything else came from my costume fabric stash. I used a glitter chiffon for the yoke and sleeves, costume satin for the bodice and skirt, glitter tulle to overlay the bodice and a snowflake “official frozen” organza for the over skirt.
I use invisible thread on the organza skirt which worked really well plus I practiced my French seams on the organza and chiffon sections. The pattern instructions are pretty good but they do have you set in the sleeve like normal which is super tricky on such a small garment. Ideally I’d look for a way to finish the whole side and underarm sleeve seams in one go, like you would in a knit garment but with the overskirt to attach this could be tricky too. I haven’t thought about this in depth since I’m unlikely to ever sew this again so small.
The neck facing is a nice finish, something I would use again if I were stitching in chiffon since it has all folded, contained does so it looks nice and there is no risk of fraying edges escaping.