Construction Notes - (Please keep in mind these are vague estimations of how to construct these pieces - the designs are concepts!!)
Tiana: I hated Tiana's original dress. That leaf monstrousity did not do her justice imo. Sorry if you disagree, but I did not like it at all! So when recreating that dress I decided to take inspiration from 1920s-30s dress designs. 20s dresses are heavy on the embroidery. Tiana's dress looks heavy on top (in fact, 20s dresses often were heavy from embellishment!!) but it should blend nicely into the fabric as it is all in shades of green. There's a heck of a lot of beading work going on here. The skirt is dip dyed chiffon. There's feathers in the headpiece, it's pretty similar to this piece here. . All the diamontes across her upper chest are glued onto skin coloured, sheer netting/fabric. The little flower on the corset part of the bodice is a broach.
Anna: Ah, much requested Anna. She was a lot of fun to do! I took a few elements from her coronation dress as well as her 'main' dress. In an ideal world her braid would be fishtail braids. I pictured the dark section of the dress as velvet, but there's no way you can dipdye that, so just go for some heavy duty cotton for the stiff look. The underskirt is ombre chiffon. Her cape thingy is sheer - maybe something like organza? The gloves are those kind that cut off half way down he hand. They feel weird to wear but they look so cool imo. You could make her headdress with embellished lace, secured to the head with elastic of bobby pins. It wraps all the way round the back of her head. It look similar to this piece here.
Tinkerbell: The main part I struggled to convey through illustration was the multiple layers of chiffon in her skirt. Its big and poofy and the ankle-length panel at the back should have a pretty long train. It should look really floaty! I wanted to create a dress that looked like it had been dipped in fairy dust. So I would choose a chiffon that's already studded with gems, then add some thick gold beads at the end. Heck, throw in a layer of irridescent organza in there too! Just go to town on it. The flowers on her bodice are constructed with layers of chiffon. I would even bother hemming them - fairies always strike me as wearing dresses that are little frayed and wild looking. There's feather on the tops of her shoes :3 Also, just go to town on the flowers in her hair. Again, she needs to look like she's rolled out a magical woodland, ahah!
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I really love your designs! Especially Anna’s. It is absolutely beautiful.
I sewed this costume for an Anna doll (I hope you are not mad that I did it without asking you first but I could not help myself I just had to do it ^^). Don’t worry all the credits for this amazing dress are yours. ^^
Thank you so much x
Tiana looks much improved with a dress reminiscent of the roaring 20's. All that embroidery pulls the whole thing together with the nature look.
Anna, the spare, and yet she is ready for what comes next. She can make the spring come before it even leaves.
Do you hear those voices whispering in the woods? Those are the fairies jealous of Tink and her nature inspired ensemble. She may be a tinker but this is one fairy ready to go frolicking through the flowers.
I love the 1920s over any other decade in 20th century America!
Really...it's killing me how great they are.
I agree with you about Tiana's movie gown though...not too flattering. Yours is just so perfect. ♥