Pattern: BurdaStyle #101
Description: Minnie Mouse dress up costume using a BurdaStyle Dress with gathered skirt, fitted top and sleeves.
Fabric used: Cotton and a tulle underlay
I made this dress for a friends 30th Disney Dress up party (ordering the ears on ebay). I started with the Dress with Gathered Rectangle skirt by BurdaStyle. The main alterations were omitting the small sleeve from the dress top front and back. Once this was done I was able to add full sleeves and a small white collar.
There are three parts to the skirt, the top polka dot cotton material, a tulle underlay and a third black cotton underlay so that the tulle didn’t rest on my skin and itch. This is what’s giving the skirt the extra body to flare out. Since the skirt it basically a rectangle you can gather it and see how much fabric you need to give it that full body. The underlay material wasn’t as wide as the top polka dot section.