I was pretty disappointed in the directions. I struggled to figure out how to attach the various layers of side bustle/skirt. I would have also benefited from some advise on what kind of netting to use. I used a way too soft netting and it still stuck out from the bustle and I ended up cutting it out about 1" from waist seam line. Bustle is bigger than I had hoped for. Should have cut it a smaller size. I got through it and I am sure my Cinderella will be very happy.
Make all your little girls dreams come true with Evangeline’s Elegant Ballgown. This amazing pattern features 2 fitted bodice options, simple and pleated. It also features sleeveless and flutter sleeve options, beautiful side bustles with lace and rosette trim options and a stunning scoop back that can use either a snap or a button. Designed to be made with satin or woven fabrics, this beautiful pattern can help you achieve the ultimate gown that is sure to wow everyone who sees it. Use this pattern for Princess dresses, flower girl dresses, Victorian dresses, Renaissance dresses, Southern Belle’s and so much more! Evangeline’s is designed to be worn over a hoop skirt to achieve that over the top full skirt, perfect for twirling. The sky is the limit with Evangeline’s. Let your imagination soar!
Difficulty Rating: Intermediate
*Fabric Requirement Chart shown as last image*
Here is what you receive:
- Measurements for sizes 6/12 mos. to 8 kids.
- A 38-page instant download pattern with thorough, uncomplicated step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photos that allow you to follow along with ease from start to finish.
- Computer drawn pattern pieces you can print over and over again; no more patterns that rip or tear!
I have made many versions of this dress, its surprisingly not as time consuming as it looks. I've even lengthened the bodice and paired it with other skirts, like Embry's romantic tutu, for a completely different look. Love this pattern.
A great pattern that has such versatility! Easy to follow with beautiful results, perfect for those special occasions. Love it!
Love this one. Beautiful dress. Well written instructions.