Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme… Don’t tell me I’m the only one who spent a lot of time daydreaming to that song growing up!
There are just a few days left for our CraftingCon Princess theme! I can’t believe this month went by so fast! Today I’m sharing the looks I made for our Beauty and our Beast.
Now, when I first showed Tasha a picture of the dress for Brooke and told her I had a Beast outfit for Tim, too, she goes “Oh, did you just grab one of Brooke’s outfits for him to wear?” It’s a running joke in our houses that she’s the beast and he’s the beauty! Of course, our older kids are the opposite, so we’re pretty even ;)
I started with the Martha Bubble Dress (Shwin&Shwin) and a couple XL yellow tee shirts. The flower is a freezer paper stencil that I made using my Silhouette (this file, in case anyone wants to use it).
To get the look of Belle’s ballgown, I divided the outer skirt into equal portions (for the 12-18 size, each section was divided into four). I used a long straight stitch to gather them, although I wish I had used 1/4″ elastic to ruch them instead, as I’m afraid the thread is going to snap.
Red ribbon for the tie echoes the red of the rose.
For Tim’s Beast outfit, I used the Samson Hoodie and the Butler Britches, both modified a bit (I used this combo a few weeks ago for John). The hoodie is lined in yellow knit (another tee shirt) and the outer is royal blue fleece. I added faux fur ears loosely using Stephanie’s tutorial. I love the way the scooped back (you can see it best in the very first picture) echoes the curves of the Beast’s fancy coat!
I used the same faux fur for the cuffs of the Butler Britches, as another nod to the Beast. I think my favorite part, though, is the pockets:
One has the same rose as Brooke’s dress and the other has some “old-timey” buttons. I wish I’d thought to look up what color the rose is before doing these… It should be red… At least it’s right on the dress!
Literally seconds before the melt-down….
There’s still time to enter the CraftingCon giveaway and linky party!! You could win stuff ;)