Ariel (Blue Dress) - The Little Mermaid


My original planned costume for the Saturday wasn't going to be finished in time so rather than rush it I nipped out to the fabric shop 9am Friday morning of the expo and grabbed the fabric.

6 metres of blue klona cotton to make the 8 panelled skirt which to be honest is a bit heavy, it doesn't drape as I think it should but I was pressed for time XD Need to take the hem up a couple of inches before I wear it again.
2 metres of powder blue cotton jersey with some bias binding to finish the neckline.
1 metre of navy klona cotton for the bodice, which is lined and interfaced. I had some trouble with this and have plenty of fabric left over so I think I'm going to make myself a new one that is both longer and boned.
Left over klona cotton and interfacing to make the headbow. Need to make tails for that but it's otherwise complete. It's sewn to the wig because I had no clips OTL Bow tutorial here ---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA7_lYJwIrM&feature=channel_video_title

I wasn't actually planning on doing this costume for a while so although I had an Ariel wig, which I wore, it wasn't styled...hence why there's no massive signature fringe XD Give it time give it time XD

Had so much fun flouncing about as Ariel, had some good giggles with the disney group and little children were tugging my skirt for pictures. It was so cute.

TheStarlightFairy posted on 31 October, 2011 - 14:18
You look so pretty in this ^^ Can't wait to see the fully styled wig! AND YOU DID THE CORSET BLUE 8DDDDDDDDDD

street-angel posted on 31 October, 2011 - 14:27
Thanks hun 8D I'm gunna touch her up and bring her to Fushi :3

LittleRecordGirl posted on 31 October, 2011 - 17:41
You make an adorable Ariel! Love it!

Pandora-Chi posted on 31 October, 2011 - 23:29
You looked gorgeous as Ariel!! <3 <3 wish u hadn't ruined my childhood by showing me those *ahem* photos XD brilliant work as always x

PopcornKuma posted on 1 November, 2011 - 10:10
Ffffffffffffffff~ I still can't get over how quickly you made that! it looks so good!

Solaria posted on 2 November, 2011 - 14:02
Love this too *3* You really suit her

TheStarlightFairy posted on 6 November, 2011 - 01:23
We'll have to get some princessy photos together at Fushi as I'm rewearing Eilonwy ^^

TheEmoEmu posted on 9 November, 2011 - 19:00
It looked adorable on you! ^^

SamanthaKaiba posted on 9 November, 2011 - 19:58
This is beautiful you look great

Hannah-Kiwii posted on 9 November, 2011 - 20:48
So pretty!

Anonymous posted on 10 November, 2011 - 19:15
Aww you look really cute and pretty. Ariel is my favourite Princess. :)

Newdles posted on 10 November, 2011 - 20:06
Beautiful stuff! Not sure I saw you there though :-(

Holli posted on 22 February, 2012 - 16:05
i love the colours you have used!! there perfect! is your bodice dark navy? ahh lovely costume!

TheStarlightFairy posted on 6 August, 2012 - 22:06

Mermaid2love posted on 27 November, 2013 - 10:18
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Siouxsie James posted on 30 December, 2014 - 22:24
This costume is so great ;) you really suit Ariel! ^^

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