Princess Merida Dress

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The sleeves that she can remove when it gets hot. That it is a one of a kind and that it looks so good on Abby. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Stick with it and start early. I had a number of ideas of how to alter the pattern and some worked, some didn't and I did some ripping out and starting over again. Don't get discouraged.

What you will need

  • Crushed taffeta
  • glittery satin and leftover gold trim.

Q&A with CindyJ

Shae Desmond asked:
How did you manage with the sleeves? I'm intending on making the same outfit with the same pattern but am at a loss as to how to manage the sleeves.
CindyJ answered:
The bottom portion is removable since she will be visiting Disneyworld the end of June and it will be hot so I cut the sleeve off at that point like a regular sleeve. The cream underneath has elastic with small snaps that attach to the upper portion and is sewn to lower portion. The strips also have snaps (they are all the clear ones and I spent a lot of time handsewing!) that attach to upper portion to. I measured her arms and drew it out on paper to be sure I had it right. Good luck!