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For girls age 3 to 8 years old. Intermediate to Advance Intermediate level of sewing.
Step One: Cut all the pieces of the pattern for the princess costume
Cutting the fabric for this easy princess dress pattern requires a bit of time. Once done, however, assembling all the pieces is very easy. Sleeves and upper part of top are on sparkle ivory tulle. The princess front, back and skirt are cut on satin blue and white. The cape is in blue sparkle tulle or netting.
Step Two: Cut the cape
I did not add the cape to the pattern because it would take a lot of paper for you to print. The cape is really easy to cut and to make by referencing the skirt and back piece pattern.
The cape is cut in two pieces because the zipper of the dress is in the back.
Place the back of the skirt and the back piece on the netting and cut two pieces. Cut about 12 to 16″ inches way from the pattern edge. This doesn't really need to be exact as a cape allows a lot of flexibility. Gather the top of the cape by sewing two rows of very large stitches. Follow the same steps to make the other side. This cape will go in the back of the dress so we need to make the rest of the back before we can proceed.
Follow the same steps to make the other side. This cape will go in the back of the dress so we need to make the rest of the back before we can proceed.
Step Three: Sew the back and add the cape
Place the two back pieces shiny side down. Pin the skirt back. Sew and serge or zigzag the seam allowance.Sew the invisible zipper. Please notice satin is a notoriously difficult fabric to work with so take your time. For a tutorial on how to place an invisible zipper please follow this tutorial.
Pin the cape to the back leaving 5/8″ from the sleeve. You need to avoid catching the cape when sewing the sleeves.