Queen Gown Costume Sewing Tutorial

Sewing Project: Queen Gown

Sewing Project: Queen Gown

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Finally, the long waited “Queen” gown I made for my daughter is published here!!!! With details and photographs, including those taken during the performance :)

A big thank you to all of you who encouraged me to sew it instead of buying it off-the-shelf. I never thought that I could finish it on time when I was given only 7 days before she wears it for the dress rehearsal and 11 days for the performance. I thought of getting one off-the shelf and embellishing it but I knew I wouldn’t be satisfied with the result. So……

Every time I walk into my craft room and see the gown hanging there, I’d think “I made this?” It is just like a dream that I spent 7 late nights and early mornings (I have a day job, so I can only sew it at night) to get it finished, with no pattern to follow!!!! Even my daughter couldn’t believe that it was made by her mum as I didn’t let her see the gown until I almost finish it. By the way, kids are not allowed to enter my craft room, with pins and needles every where, it is a dangerous playground!!!

The performance just ended last Friday and the gown is a great keepsake especially for my daughter. Though the gown just had been on stage for a few minutes for the performance, that’s good enough to surprise the audiences. I received some sweet compliments from other parents, most of them don’t believed it when I said “I sewed it”, anyway I may not look like a tailor or a fashion designer, but I definitely am a hobby craftswomen.

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  1. AWESOME! I’m crazy impressed with that dress. My kids would be SO Jealous of your daughter. Are you going to let her play with it?

  2. Great job! Its absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Fantastic, amazing work, Joanne! Truly one of a kind that your daughter will remember for years to come!!!

  4. Beautiful!! A work of art. congrats…

  5. Joanne that gown came out absolutely beautiful (your daughter is beautiful too.) You did a great job and the fabrics are really nice.

  6. beautiful work!! your daughter looks sweet in it:-)

  7. It turned out gorgeous Joanne!

  8. Wow! She looks so pretty! Where is the prince charming? Well done, mommy!

  9. Turned out beautifully Joanne, I love your choices of fabrics and trims !

  10. Amazing. Great job.

  11. Wow!u’ve done such a great job dear..it’s really beautiful..eventhough takes a lots of patient there but it’s all worth it..congratss..

  12. That is absolutely stunning wow wow wow. Congratulations on a fantastic job. Beautiful daughter too :-) xx

  13. Oh she looks fantastic, well done it was all worth it.

  14. You did a fantastic job. It is so beautiful! She looks like a queen! Good job as always Hugs to the queen

  15. Very beautiful… your daughter and the gown!

  16. It is unbelievable! Absolutely gorgeous! WOW!!!

  17. Wow! Beautiful daughter and gorgeous dress! Very good!

  18. Your attention to detail is incredible! That gown is spectacular!!! Your daughter looks so proud and so should you. Very well done, Joanne. Impressive work!

  19. You did an absolutely incredible job. I’ve been sewing over 45 yrs. I don’t think I could have done as well.

  20. Oh 2 precious…compliments Joanne, great job! It is truly amazing! Great idea 4 my Indira 4 carnival next year…

  21. beautiful!!! i cant believe u jaz sewed it by urself…. fantastic!

  22. Lovely dress!!! Very inspiring!

  23. Wow it is really beautiful. You did a super job!!!

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  25. WOW!! I would never have guessed that this was your first attempt at drafting a pattern. The gown is GORGEOUS and looks like a professional did it. No wonder the pros at the sewing shop were so complimentary!

    I posted a link to your project on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/lookie-what-she-made-queen-gown-for-stage-performance/2009/11/15/

    –Anne

  26. The dress is beautiful, and so is your daughter. What a wonderful job and great task to take on! Be sure to enter it in some upcoming contest — you are sure to win!

  27. You’ve done an amazing job at creating a one of kind costume for your daughter. I just started sewing about a year ago, self taught. I’m excited to get to where you’re at one day.

  28. This is too lovely… the workmanship is such professional. I would admire it so much!

  29. The dress is amazing!!!! I am sure your daughter was the star of the play!

  30. I thought you said you weren’t the best at sewing. That’s a really, really great job. It’s beautiful!

  31. Beautiful Little girl and beautiful gown.

  32. Fantastic!! Well done!

  33. what a beautiful gown you made for your daughter, you are very talented ;)

  34. stunning piece of art! i am speechless ……

    your 1st attempt at gown-making? i wish i have your talent… so envious!!

  35. I was going through your archives and saw this…all I could say is AMAZING! Considering you don’t use a pattern. Wow!

    • Thanks, Sertyan. Unbelievable huh~ Even my mom was so surprised to see this with her own eyes. I have to thank her for all the tips and tricks she taught me through out my early sewing stage ;)

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  36. You made a wonderful dress Joanne. Wow, your daughter must be lucky to have such a fine dress made with love from her mother!

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