Sunday, June 7, 2015


Howdy! This year, I'm turning 18, and wanted to have another themed birthday party since I had so much fun on my 16th Birthday. And of course, it had to be a movie with fun costumes! I'm also a Disney fan, since I have the pleasure of watching Disney movies practically 24/7 having a four year old brother and whatnot, and one of my favorites is Tangled. If you haven't seen it, go watch it--please!-- And if you have seen it, go watch it--please!-- I absolutely adore this movie, and it happens to have lovely costumes as well! Now, there may be a few spoilers as far as plot goes, but I figure since the movie is a couple of years old, it wouldn't be that big of a deal.

So, I wanted to make the Rapunzel dress from the movie and it kind of fit perfectly since the main story line is about her turning 18! And, with my haircut, I can now be that 'after' impromptu haircut by Eugene (aka Flynn Rider) version of herself... Also, our personalities are really similar, though I'm a lot less perky, and we definitely share some hobbies.

When it came time to actually make the costume, I used a lot  of the tips and tricks from this blog and also used her fabric designs from Spoonflower. (Spoonflower is a website that will allow you to print your own fabrics, you send the design, they make it happen basically). I modified a store pattern for the corset bodice, and have yet to work out the skirt pattern. It appears to be a circle skirt, so I think that's probably where I'll start.

For the bodice, I ended up having to almost entirely re-work the pattern, but it was nice to be able to have something to start from, since all corest tops have a similar base. I didn't go entirely accurate from the movie, since her bodice seam lines were a little crazy.

You can see it here, there looks like there are at least two darts of sorts over the bust which means that the boning probably only runs up to the seam along the under bust. The only seaming I did to match the movie is follow the under bust seam in order to give me a good guideline as to where to put the boning. As of now, I have the first layer for the top put together, I need to make a trip to the fabric store to get some lining and the sleeve material and some boning, then I can get cracking! Hopefully I'll be able to post more about this project soon, I'm so excited to wear it... Thanks for looking!

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