It's mid of January and I've not posted much except for the First Day of School post. Lamentation seems to be the common theme for the recent month : (
January is always a busy month for me with the girls going to school and both of their birthdays fall in January too. As a tradition, I'll try to make a new dress for the girls for their birthday. This year, they wanted to be Disney Princesses - Belle and Aurora.
My eldest requested for Belle and I just love how it turned out. The chiffon shoulder shrug and overskirts really make the costume look so 'Belle', don't you think? The details on the overskirt is achieved using 8 thin elastic band. It was so easy and final effect so magnificent.
|Princess Bell and Side Kick - Little Aurora!|
Little sister is into Pink now so she wanted to be Aurora. I needed to make her an overskirt so that her dress is like her sister but with a different style. She's into that 'I want the same as Jie Jie (sister)' mode now. So, also made her a shoulder shrug in white satin and added a chiffon rose. The shrug limited her movement so she took it off most of the time!
Here you can have a better view of the chiffon rose waistband. I hand sewn them onto the dress. The chiffon overskirts was just fold over and attach to the bodice before sewing to the main satin skirt. I bought all the fabric from Arab street at $4 per yard.
I got their cakes from Bengawan Solo for $40 per Kg but it was delicious. I can't bake so I'll leave that to the professional.