Firstly, I would like to say that I hate photographing hot pink. It does not play well with the camera. My apologies for the eye scarring color that is her dress.
|I, Princess Bubblegum, am ruler of the Candy Kingdom!|
Being an avid Adventure Time fan, I knew that a Princess Bubblegum dress was perfect for candy week of project run and play. I mean, what could be more perfect than the gown of the ruler of the Candy Kingdom? It was figuring out which dress to make that was the most difficult part. I decided on the gown of the young PB since it would be modeled by my Little Miss.
For this dress, I used Carla's Precious Dress pattern. I've sewn it up several times before. It's a great princess dress because the sleeves are perfectly puffy and it has a sweet peter pan collar. I've made an Alice in Wonderland dress and a Rapunzel dress, both of which were worn a ton before they were outgrown.
For the skirt, to make it extra poofy, I gathered 44 inches of purple broadcloth and 44 inches purple tulle plus 44 inches of pink cloth and 44 inches of pink tulle! That's about five yards of fabric sandwiched into that sweet little waist! To avoid bulk, the pink skirt is attached above the purple one. This also gives the dress more of an empire waist than I anticipated (in retrospect, I should have added an inch to the bodice length to accommodate for this). I added two rows of pin tucks to the bottom just to add a little bit of interest. It's all tied together with a purple sash (see what I did there? *tied*?)
I considered making it floor length, but it's prohibitive for play and always gets in the way. I settled on the length it is to make it easier to move around in even if it's not entirely authentic. To complete the Princess Bubblegum look, I made a crown out of yellow felt which was stiffened with iron on interfacing. And what royalty is complete without a butler? Peppermint Butler is a 2D felt plushie. He's cute and sweet (the puns just keep rolling) even if he is small. He's happy to do all of PB's bidding.
If I was really on top of things, I'd have made a tiny lab coat as well. Maybe after Project Run and Play is over?
Now, she can be Finn or PB depending on what her fancy is for the day.