As I promised, here are some “behind the sewing” photos!
Inside the Frilly Petticoat
One of the frequently asked questions on this blog post is for this drawing of my petticoat construction….so here is it!
Details of the Bodice
The very, very inside of the bodice, complete with seams and boning casing.
The inside of the bodice after the finishing details (lining, hooks/eyes, skirt brackets) have been sewn on.
This is what the bodice looks like without the finishing details of the butterflies.
Exploring of the Silk Skirt
Hand applying 8,000 crystals rhinestones. This part definitely takes some patience & time!
“One Shoe Can Change Your Life.” ~ Cinderella
The Dress in Full!
Visit this post, and you’ll see more photos of the finished dress!
All the details… so time consuming! And so amazingly beautiful!
Hi! My name is Jessica Flood, I was really interested in your petticoat for this gown. I was wondering if you do to order. I would be willing to purchase one, I already have a gown, just need something to give out volume and body.
Hi, Thanks for you interest.
I just replied to your Etsy email!
With this gown, did you use a hoop skirt as well?
Yes, I wore a hoop skirt but not a very large one.
Can I ask roughly how the petticoat was constructed? I know the basics from some tutorials online (especially from Joshua Hart) but it looks from the photo that there might be some ‘short’ layers?
I find that the best way to explain the construction of my petticoat is a drawing. I just sent it to the email that shows up near your name. It should be pretty self explanatory.
hi, could you send that drawing to me too? i’ve been trying to make a dress with the same sort of petticoat as the cinderella dress and yours is the best i’ve ever seen short of the one in the film.
No problem. I’ve had quite a few people ask about this drawing so I’ve decided to add it to my blog post. So just refresh the page, and it should show up! Good luck with your petticoat!
thanks very much 😀 also may i ask what dimensions/type of steel did you use for the hoop? im a bit worried about getting hooping too weak to support the petticoat.
I used a mid-sized hoop and steel boning. As long as you use a good quality hoop skirt, you’ll be fine!
One of my customers had to use 2 hoop skirts because one kept cloapsing, but that was just due to a cheaply made hoop skirt.
Will you make one for me and let me make payments until it’s paid for then you can start the dress or however you want to do it? Also do you make it with the the lace up back? I’m big around the middle.
Unfortunately, I am no longer accepting orders for this dress. Thank you for your interest and I’m sorry that I can’t help you.
thanks very much . I just want to know which fabric did you used for the frills
Your welcome! I used a combination of organza and tulle. If your able to find soft organza, that’s the best!
Hi,Can you please tell me how many meters of fabric will be required to make the petticoat skirt and also which material did you use to make it.Thanks.
I used approximately 100 yds of organza and tulle to create the petticoat and frills!
What material did you use for the final layer?
Was it silk jorjet
The final layer is Silk Organza.
Hello! May I ask how many layers (and what different kinds of fabric did you use) for the outer skirt?
I used a base layer of Barbie Organza, then 5 layers of tulle in various colors and then the top layer is Silk Organza.
Hi! I was wondering how you made the bodice, did you make it from scrap or did you have a base of a corset or something similar?
Hi! I created the bodice on my own. But I think it would be easy to find a bridal/evening wear type pattern with the same style bodice!
Please make me one of these dresses you can take your time as long as you want because I’ll have to make monthly payments. PLEASE I BEG YOU TO MAKE ONE FOR ME.
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Have you seen the price of this gown? I have a regular version and an upgraded one.
If you are truly interested, please contact me with which version you’d like to purchase. Contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes I saw the price so it may take me a couple of years to pay it off but I want one desperately. Do you offer military discount??
No, I do not offer a discount, but I do appreciate your service!
Unfortunately, I cannot book years out. The farthest out I book a dress is 8 months. Once you have enough saved to pay within a 8 month time frame, contact me.
Not sure if you’ll see this, but I was wondering how much body the petticoat might have without a hoop. I don’t need something with a whole lotta sweep, but I love the layering and construction.
I’m so sorry about my lack of response!
The hoop makes up a lot of the fullness and then the petticoat creates the extra large silhouette. The petticoat adds about a total of 4 ft to the diameter of the skirt. Hope that helps!
~ Bella Mae
Hi, I was wondering how you made a waisband on the petticoat, because I don’t get mine on because it is to small to fit over my head ?
Hello! My name is Eduardo Aires, I was really interested in your petticoat for this gown. I was wondering if you do to order. I would be willing to purchase one, I already have a gown, just need something to give out volume.
Thanks for writing. Unfortunately, I’m not accepting orders for this dress (as well as the petticoat.) I’m very sorry!
Hi! I’m in the process of creating a Cinderella dress similar to your own and I was wondering if you have any tips on using a narrow rolled hem presser foot. I saw in the picture above that you used one and I just can’t get the hang of using mine. Thank you!
Hmmm, I think my best advice would be to tightly hold the fabric, both at the back where it’s just been sewn and where its just going into the foot. This creates a nice tension that helps the fabric roll. Hope that helps a little!
I have been trying to order your pattern pdf files for all the parts of the Cinderella gown. So far the site says my email is on file and won’t let me pay unless I log in. I don’t remember ordering from you before and it won’t let me reset the password when I try. It just sends me a news letter. I wanted to make this dress for my granddaughter’s quinceanera next year and really would like a pattern to follow. I figure I could wing it but it would cut out a bit of the guess work. If there is a step I’m missing when ordering please let me know. Thank you!