Cinderella has always been my favorite Disney princess since I was a little girl. I've been so excited to add her to our Princess Project. I actually sewed the dress from the original movie two years ago but then my daughter and I saw the newest live action movie last year and I knew that we had to do this photo with the newest dress.
I read up on everything that I could about how the dress was made for the movie. Layers of varying shades of purple and aqua that shimmered under the blue. The dress from the movie had thousands of crystals sewn on it and it was made up of many layers of air light fabric. I stayed true to multiple layers with varying shades. I went with a glittered fabric over top a pearlescent fabric and then placed that on top of about 10-15 layers of tulle. I'm so in love with this dress, it has to be my most favorite thing that I've ever sewn.
I have to say a big thank you to my amazing Mom for helping me figure out how to tweak multiple patterns and combine them into one perfect Cinderella dress!
The dress has been done for months but I've been waiting & piecing everything together in my head.
I found the perfect golden carriage this past Fall and have held onto it, just waiting for some green to pop back into the landscape around here. Once the dogwoods started blooming I knew that I could start piecing together a location for Cinderella to be in.
Now I can't wait for Beauty & the Beast to come out next year, because I just know that I'll want to recreate that dress too!
Below are the steps to how Cinderella came to be...