This is a two project series of dresses inspired by the ball gowns worn by Cinderella. One is based off of the gown from the animated movie, and the other is inspired by the dress from the live action film.
For the animation inspired dress I used a satin backed metallic fabric for the skirt and bodice, with an overlay of printed glitter organza. The bodice is lined with polyester shantung and has pleated sleeves made from gray organza. The panniers are made from a special occasion mesh. The majority of these materials were taken from my stash, or purchased at Joanns.
The second dress was based off of the ball gown from the live action film, with hints of Cinderella’s pre-transformation dress (softer neckline and sleeves). It has a base of blue chiffon, with an overlay of iridescent lamé and two layers of matte tulle to add texture. The bodice has a base of heavy cotton which supports the boning. It laces up, then has a false back which zips closed. It is embellished with ribbon flowers and 3mm rhinestones.
Both dresses are finished with coordinating headbands. And both dresses are short, since I didn’t have the room or time to make full length versions, as lovely as those would be! They are also worn over a petticoat I made specifically for these projects, I talk about making it here.
I have blog posts and videos about the process of making these.