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Monday, February 9, 2015

Belle of the Ball

Every one in the designing world has been all abuzz about the upcoming Disney Cinderella live action movie. And why wouldn't they be? The costumes, are as expected, stunning.

I was so excited when I saw the testing call for Create Kids Couture's version, that I stuck my name in the testing hat asap. Their version - the Elora - was released today in both girls and tween sizes. Here is the pattern cover.

If you are like me and sew for the older girl - finding formal wear patterns is almost impossible. Thanks to CKC, we now have an option. I decided to make my sample geared more toward what middle school girls might wear something like this for - junior cotillion balls, first communion, or school formals. I tested the size 15/16 with the A cup bodice. And here are my pictures in our grown up princess dress. 


It is a beautiful dress and I highly recommend it for your tween arsenal. It can be purchased here It is a more complicated sew than most CKC patterns being that it has buttonholes, more difficult fabrics to use, and some more precise sewing; however the instructions are well written and with patience, you will be able to knock this one out of the park. 


  1. simply beautiful. And you are right, a good tween formal dress pattern is a rare find.


  2. I really enjoyed this post! The insights are really helpful and informative.
    The dress itself is very comfortable and easy to wear.

    These are so pretty! This dress is absolutely gorgeous .

    Find a great collection of Formal Dress