It’s been a long time in coming, but we’re very pleased to announce that we’ve finished the Alice in Wonderland dress! And we’re delighted with how it came out — it’s one of our best custom projects yet!
We started with the perfect fabrics — silk charmeuse in a pale ocean blue, topped with one of the softest, sheerest fabrics on the market: silk chiffon, in a glorious Alice blue. Using very soft fabrics gives the dress the same look as the original from the film. (Anything made up doll-scale is usually better with a softer, lighter fabric, as normal fabric doesn’t drape and hang the same way on their smaller frames.)
We also selected the trims carefully, using a fine French lace for the hem ’embroidery’, and a tiny, delicate lace for the neckline. The effect is enchanting!
We took special care to make the sleeves accurate; the original dress features a square armscye with a tightly gathered sleeve cap and three tucks along the sleeve body. It took a little persistence to get the silk chiffon to co-operate, but we have no regrets about putting in the extra effort!
All in all, it was definitely one of our most ambitious projects, and we’re quite pleased with the way it turned out!