Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Cinderelly, Cinderelly

I went to see Cinderella last night (it was half-price movie night!) and had quite a good time. I don't often go to movies, but with Britt's extra discount we can now see movies for only $5.38 which is fairly cheap for a night out. 

I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed Cinderella. Ok, about 98% of the time I was paying more attention to the costumes than the movie, but wow! The styling was excellent!! I loved how the costumes weren't specific to a particular period but seemed to borrow elements from 18th century, 19th century, 1930's, 1940's and 1950's styles. It was quite a mix but it worked amazingly well. I can't think of a single costume I didn't love. 

As always, I dressed up for the occasion. I was going to do a Cinderella themed outfit, but couldn't find a dress that worked. So instead I decided to go more "ugly stepsister", borrowing elements from the new movie and the old cartoon Disney version (specifically Drizella's costume).

My outfit is entirely me-made (yay!). The vest is a new piece made from a Victorian pattern. It was my first attempt at sewing something from my Victorian pattern drafting book. There was no instructions and I had to dramatically re-size the pattern. I'm not 100% happy with the result, but overall it came out alright. 

I hope everyone is having a good week so far!

That's All. 


  1. I love your outfit!!! The colors, the style...just everything :)

  2. That's such a fun thing to do, and you're so clever for having made that piece! x

  3. Splendidly pretty outfit! I love a great flowing, tiered skirt like that - and the joys of hiking up the hem when fluttering down a flight of stairs.

    ♥ Jessica

    1. Thanks :) I love the idea of flowing skirts, but I must admit the reality is less graceful and more me trying not to trip (which happens more than I would like to admit).

  4. I love how you mixed patterns and flow of dark to light colors. I also love the vest, I think it looks great. Thanks for sharing.


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