"All you need is faith, and trust, and a little bit of pixie dust."
-J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan
And we're back with another day of amazing costumes, sewn by our talented team of pattern testers! If you missed yesterday's movie and tv themed costumes, you must go check them out! Today we're showcasing costumes inspired by some of your favorite Disney movies and shows!
Grab some popcorn and let's get the show started, shall we?
101 Dalmatians / Cruella
Bec Smith (@twice_loved_creations), well known for her gorgeous garments from vintage linens, blew us away with her Cruella DeVil costume! (So much so, that I had to go watch the movie because I hadn't yet seen it!). To create this magnificent coat, Bec used the Hyacinth dress bodice with a half circle skirt (from Maple) for the hood, and Honeysuckle sleeves. For the cascading skirt, she made 4 sets of 1/8 Maple circle skirts. She cut the front sections at vintage length, lengthening one side of each front piece to form a point. She then lengthened the three remaining sets of 1/8 skirts by 3", 5", and 9" (the final set was about size 10 maxi length). Bec created a sample in scrap fabric first before committing to her final fabric and suggests you do the same!
Bec used a spotted doona (duvet) cover and black quilting cotton (Spotlight) to achieve this look!
But wait, there's more! If you're familiar with the Cruella film, you'll recognize Estella in these pictures! Bec's daughter picked this character as she loves the transformation in the movie. Bec used Hyacinth for this look, modifying the bodice to have a cross over front, and she removed the neck tie.
Laura Hilton (@littlebonniebelle) also turned her daughter into Cruella! This film has so many fabulous costumes and it's super fun to see different takes on the same character! For this look, Laura used the Daisy dress, mitering the black faux leather to look like the tyre print leather jacket in the film (each strip runs in an alternating direction to the grain), adding pintucks, and piecing the back with a dalmation print to boot! She used multiple layers of tulle for the skirt.
And how could we forget costumes for dolly?! Bonnie's doll couldn't possibly miss out on the fun, so Laura created a coordinating doll dress using Doll Posie.
Fabrics: metallic black jacquard, leopard burnout tulle, dalmatian printed cotton (Mood)
And where is Cruella or 101 Dalmatians without a dalmatian?! Nardia Burey (@nardia_sews) mashed Posie with the Poppy Romper bottom to create this adorable puppy costume for her daughter! She also used a quilt cover for her creation! The free Bluebell hairbows made the perfect puppy dog ears too!
Katie Dee (@mini.meck.handmade) created two adorable Tinkerbell costumes for her girls! We love how she incorporated the Banksia Dress with the Powderpuff Pettiskirt. Banksia was easily modified to have a handkerchief hem and tulle at the shoulders.
Lucy James (@LucyinSeattle) was able to coincide her photoshoot with a trip to Disneyland! We love how she captured this gorgeous pic of her daughter dressed as Tinkerbell with Wendy in the background! This costume was created from the Buttercup romper with Lily waistband. She modified the straps to attach at the back, and added leaves at the shoulders. Lucy used Powderpuff for the overskirt, adding sash ties. The leaf skirt and fairy wings were self drafted.
Fabric: Satin crepe, organza, tulle (JoAnn)
Mickey & Minnie Mouse
How cute is Kimberly Seegmiller's Minnie Mouse! She used Lily as her base, with the Posie bodice pieces to modify the neckline to accommodate the Posie collar pieces. She used Hyacinth sleeves and positioned the skirt lining to be 1/2” below the skirt hem so that the lace trim peeks out underneath. Minnie’s bow is a large Bluebell bow without tails.
Fabric: semi sheer woven fabric, poly lining. The white accents are Kona cotton.
Bonus! If you want to make Minnie ears, just cut out four 4” (10cm) circles of black felt and two of interfacing. Adhere the interfacing to two of the circles. Layer one interfaced circle with one regular circle (felt sides together). Sew around the circle with a 1/4” (6mm) seam allowance, leaving a 1.5” (3.8cm) space unsewn to aid in turning. Turn right side out and repeat with remaining two pieces. Hand stitch close and attach to a black headband along with Minnie’s bow.
Talented Lucy James (@LucyinSeattle) also turned her daughter into Mickey Mouse!
To create your own version of this look, Lucy suggests assembling the bodice pattern piece before lengthening it, since the armscye extends into the romper bottom.
Fabric: Kona Cotton (JoAnn)
Sara Beth (@owlaboutyouhandmade) used Periwinkle to create Minnie Mouse, because her youngest daughter just loves Minnie so will wear this dress all year round - not just for Halloween! The only modification she made was to add a waistband. She described this project as great for any beginner or experienced seamstress that just wants something simple and quick!
And how perfect is Laura Hilton's (@littlebonniebelle) take on Mary Poppins?! So many fabulous details in this one, from the Hyacinth dress with added pintucks and trims, and the perfect accessories - even a carpet bag! - Laura never ceases to amaze us with what she can come up with!
To create this costume, Laura widened the bodice to allow for pintucks in the front, and pieced the collar fabrics together to create the red bow tie. She picked up a cheap hat and umbrella from Amazon and hot glued the flowers to it!
Fabrics: white shirting, navy twill, red sateen (Farmhouse Fabrics)
Joy Shrode (@sewforsije) outdid herself with her Queen Mal interpretation! She used Ivy, slightly modifying the centre front bodice, widening the strap and turning it into a halter strap. Of course, she also added tons of tulle!
Fabric: Kona sheen (Fabric, Laces and Trims)
That's a wrap for today! We hope you find something to inspire your Halloween, Book Week and Spirit Day events - or even just for adding to the dress up box! Come back again tomorrow to see the gorgeous princess dresses our testers have created! And be sure to join our Facebook group and follow us on Instagram to see more photos of these fabulous outfits!