28 Dec 2012

Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your hair

 { my first ever princess dress}

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas with your family and friends and some time to relax and dream up future sewing and crafting projects! I certainly had a nice time and the privilege to see the eyes of a soon to be five year old girl light up with excitement when she whispered “ Mummy, Santa was here…come!” ...

A Rapunzel dress was on the wish list and at first I was looking to buy one but my google search brought up an expected amount of home made creations that I thought “ Oh my, I’ll make one…!”

Well, let’s say it was easier said than done. I didn’t buy the pattern from Simplicity and for a first time costume maker maybe I should have done. Next time! Yes, that’s right; even without the pattern I had so much fun making it than I am just waiting for the next request for a princes dress.

It was also my first time sewing non cotton fabrics and if you ask my craft  friends they’ll tell you that I avoid non cotton fabrics…I don’t even use jersey, so this was a real challenge, not to mention the organza fabric…

Here without further ado, I present you the Rapunzle dress…


And you can’t have a Rapunzel dress without a Rapunzel hair…so 1km ( yes, you are reading that correctly 1 kilometre- it was written on the label) of yellow yarn and some plastic flowers later and here it is…

Let’s just say that Lovely Little Big Daughter was delighted!

For obvious reasons ( I didn’t know what I was doing most of the time),  I don’t have a tutorial but a number of times I looked at this tutorial from Make It Love It - it's absolutley great! I can just say that it wasn’t so hard to sew those satin fabrics together and if you’ve never tired it than you should give it a go – never thought I’d say that.

In the next few days I’ll start preparations for a Rainbow birthday party. I love to throw myself a challenge and I have been busy pinning and dreaming up rainbow projects.

Have a lovely weekend!

Irina xx


  1. Oh, very nice, so sweet, do you know the Rapunzel Tower in the Märchengarten Ludwigsburg, it would be a really great adventure for your daughter to go there ..... havbe a good new year, lg Anja

  2. Beautiful cute dress! Well done!
    Wish you a fabulous happy new year!

  3. Сказочный наряд, изумительно все продумано, и коса с герберами просто прелесть!Супер!

  4. WOW!!! No wonder your daughter was delighted with her Rapunzel dress, Irina. It's FABULOUS!!! And the hair with the big flowers is perfect. Great job!!!

  5. So perfect! And the hair is just perfect. I'm sure your daughter was thrilled!

  6. Thank you very much for your article and interesting knowledge in it.



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