Monday, March 1, 2010

Princess Dress Bow Holder Instructions

1/2 yard of fabric for the bodice
10 yards of tulle for the dress
Quilt batting
Foam core board
Spray glue
Hot glue gun
Ribbon in three different sizes (3/8 in, 1 in, 1 1/2 in)
Exacto knife
Needle and thread
The first thing you need to do is make a pattern for the bodice of the dress. Fold a piece of paper in half (I taped four pieces together to make it the size I wanted) and draw half of the bodice with the fold in the middle.
Cut the pattern out while paper is still folded.
Open the pattern and it will be a symetrical pattern.
Lay the pattern on top of the foam core board.
Trace around the pattern with the pencil.
Cut the bodice out of the foam core board with an exacto knife. If you need to protect the work surface, you can cut on top of old magazines.
Your foam core board should now be cut out in the shape you want your bodice to be.
Take your spray glue and spray one side of the foam core board. I took mine outside to spray so it wouldn't get everywhere. If you do spray inside, make sure there is adequate ventilation.
Lay the quilt batting on top of the side of the bodice with the spray glue.
Cut the batting out around the bodice leaving at least an inch of excess batting around.
Lay the fabric for the bodice over the top of the batting.
Cut the fabric around the batting leaving an inch of excess.
Make cuts around the neck hole so you can fold the batting and fabric over.
Using the hot glue, put a bead of the glue on the edge of the back of the foam core board and glue the batting down.
Do the same with the fabric pulling it tight across the front of the bodice.
Set the bodice aside. Cut your tulle so that you have two pieces that are 5 yards each. Baste stitch (simple in and out) the top edge of each piece of tulle (where it is folded in half).
Pull the tulle tight on the thread gathering it at the top and tie it off.
Hot glue the gathered edge to the bottom of the bodice, one above the other. Cut the bottom so that both pieces are even.
Cut 5 lengths of the 1 inch ribbon to match the length of the tulle skirt. Heat seal the ends by running the lighter across the edge. This will seal the ribbon so it won't fray.Glue just the top of the ribbon above the tulle skirt on the bodice.
Cut two lengths of the 1 1/2 inch ribbon to go around the bodice and top of the skirt.
Hot glue each of the 1 1/2 inch ribbons on the bodice, covering up the gathered edge of the skirt and the glued tops of the 1 inch ribbon.
Finish your bodice by embellishing it with bows, ribbons, flowers or whatever you want. Glue a length of ribbon to the top of the bodice to hang it with.
Clip your little girls bows to the skirt ribbons and enjoy!


Linda said...

oh my gosh! That is so cute!

LOL said...

I Love IT