With the arrival of spring comes the need for cosplays that are light, airy, and blend well with the blooming flowers! To celebrate spring anticipated arrival I'm going to show you how to create a mythical fairy costume.
Here's what you will need!
- 3 Yards of Apple Green Cotton Voile
- 2 Yards of Kelly Green Cotton Voile
- 1 Yard of Neon Green Broadcloth
- 1 Yard of Neon Green Poly China Silk Lining
- Simplicity 1550
- Ribbon Lacing
- 3 Yards 1/2" Elastic
- Sew In Boning
- Sewing Machine
- Matching Thread
STEP 1 Cutting The Pattern
Cut out the sewing pattern and elastic guides following your measurements iron out any creases.
STEP 2 Sew & Hem
Sew pin and sew the sleeve ruffle to the sleeve. Sew the edges with a zig-zag stitch and cut close to the stitching to form the hem.
STEP 3 Insert Elastic
Using the raw edges press and fold and stitch to form the elastic casing. Insert the elastic and with the right sides together sew the sleeve shut and turn inside out.
STEP 4 Attach Sleeves
Stitch the sleeve to the bodice front and back at the armhole. Repeat for both sleeves. Stitch bodice at side seams.
STEP 5 Attach Neck Ruffle
Stitch center front and back seams of neck ruffle. Attach neck ruffle to bodice neckline. Sew elastic along the neckline of the ruffle.
STEP 7 Lower Peplum
For lower contrast peplum repeat the zig-zag hem same as the bodice, neckline, and upper peplum.
STEP 8 Stitch Peplum Pieces
With right sides facing each other stitch peplum pieces together at the side seams.
STEP 9 Join Upper & Lower Peplum
With right sides facing each other stitch lower peplum and upper peplum together matching seams.
STEP 12 Checkpoint
Your dress should have a comfortable fit at this step with elastic in the sleeves, neckline, and waist.
STEP 13 Corset Interfacing
Moving on to the corset interface your pieces using fusible interfacing and a hot iron.
STEP 14 Sew Corset Lining Pieces
Following the pattern sew the corset lining pieces together and press seams open to sew in corset boning. Repeat the same for the outer layer sans the boning.
STEP 16 Sew Lining To Corset
With right sides together sew your lining to the outer corset layer leaving a small opening to turn the corset right side out.