Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rapunzel, Rapunzel

The Disney movie "Tangled" just came out on DVD and I was inspired to make my version of the rapunzel dress. I used the same pattern as the cinderella dress, this time using view a, which is the snow white view. For the striped sleeves, I sewed narrow lavendar ribbons spaced about 1 and 1/2 inches apart, and doubled the length of the sleeve bands. The detailing on the bodice was made by adding an extra layer, cutting the two halves into a v-shape, then adding eyelets for the the ribbon lacing. The overskirt was lined with purple satin on top of a sparkly chiffon.

I found myself riduculously pleased with this dress, more so than anything else I've made in recent memory. I think this was because I veered a little away from a pattern, albeit to replicate a different dress, but still. Another factor was the absolute delight that s showed when I gave her the dress. She wore it for our "Tangled" themed playdate and was so happy to show it off to her friends.


  1. And she looked absolutely lovely! I was in awe of your sewing skills!


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