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06 Jan 2011 - 00:0747835
Disney dress help!!!
Hi guys!

Apparently I love putting myself under tons of stress so have decided I'd love to make and wear Disney Princess Belle's yellow evening gown!!!

Does anyone have any idea where I could find a suitable pattern for this or even better find somewhere I could buy the dress as i think this would be the quicker option as if left to me I'll be wearing it somewhere around 2013!!!

Any help is greatly appreciated and I've added a pic for memory jogging <3

06 Jan 2011 - 00:2147839
could really only find this link hope it helps :S xx

06 Jan 2011 - 09:3347850
When I made belles dress I didn't use a pattern. What I recommend is using a pattern for corset and as for the skirt measure ur waist and how big you want the skirt to be - divide these two by the number of panels you'll need - add few centimeters for seam allowance and boom instant skirt panel. Remember to make the panels a lot longer than you want them to allow for ruching. Hope that helps

06 Jan 2011 - 14:4447860
It depends how accurate you want the dress. I've notced that the 'fancy dress' versions you can buy aren't often that acurate, and some even have a picture of Belle where the jewel at the centre of the chiffony bit at the top (sorry if that made no sense).

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07 Jan 2011 - 00:4947914
If you wanna make I think basically the bodice is v similar to a corset, then add on a huuuge skirt, with poss a net skirt underneath to poof it out. I like the look of this pattern..with a few modifications I think could be used to make your Belle dress.

If you wanna buy instead of make I would suggest looking on ebay and search yellow prom dress, or yellow ball gown, then you can narrow the search with how much max you want to spend. Some of these look promising eg http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/YELLOW-FORMAL-PARTY-PROM-GOWN-EVENING-DRESS-AU-8-16-/110631032251?pt=AU_Womens_Clothing_2&hash=item19c21f95bb

Also you might consider.. commission a cosplayer from here to make the costume for you - check their previous work to see how close they make their costumes.

There's some different options for you depending on price you want to pay and accuracy.
Depending how much time you have to put it together I would say have a go at making it yourself cuz I think it would be fun and a great project. Also I love going on the hunt for the fabrics etc. And if you get stuck you could always ask for help..
Best wishes.

12 Jan 2011 - 00:4848212
Thanks for the words of encouragement guys and I think I'm going to attempt this myself ^^

I'm still looking at dress patterns to help me make both the bodice and skirt, I was hoping to make this as one dress without the corset/bodice being seperate but this looks really doubtful now

@gaming goddess, how much material did you leave for ruching on your skirt? If I added 1/2 a meter to each panel is that too much or too little???

I've sent off for some fabric samples from some sellers on ebay as I've not had chance to go to my local fabric place at the min and am too excited to wait!!! XD

14 Jan 2011 - 20:0248335
Sorry for delay in response. In any case I think I made each panel 30cm longer than they needed to be but that's coz I didn't order enough fabric so u was working with the bare minimum. I think its personal choice how long to make the panels - also its always safer to make things longer than make it to short! Hope that helps

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