“I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess
I made this lovely scoop neck, sleeveless, princess seam, with box pleat dress pattern years ago for my daughter, Megan in white double-knit jacquard for the London Has Fallen movie premiere we were attending in 2016. It was a lovely night walking the red carpet, attending the after party and meeting the stars of the movie. We all felt like princesses. So, we called her the London Dress and it has been on my favorites list ever since.
When I decided to develop my own pattern line and started writing a list, I quickly got right to work on the London Dress. Usually I’m not good with naming patterns, in the industry we assign style numbers and file our patterns accordingly. But one day when I happened to be fabric shopping, I found the yellow jacquard taffeta and that’s when her name was changed to the Belle Dress.
The Belle Dress pattern comes with two skirt lengths, Midi and Mini and an optional wider strap.
The inspiration for the Princess Line of patterns
There’s a lot of you out there that are princesses and grew up on Disney movies. I know you love going to Disneyland, but are grown up and don’t want to wear a costume or are embarrassed to dress in cosplay. The Belle Dress is the first in the series of patterns that are Disney Princess inspired without being too obvious. The pattern is great for any occasion you want to dress up. One of my pattern testers made dresses for her daughters to wear to a wedding.
Watch the Bell Dress Sew Along!
For all the Princesses, be our guest!!