2014 Disneyland - Mickey's Halloween Party
FABRIC: Polyester duchess satin. I chose polyester over more period authentic silk in the hopes that the polyester would be durable enough to wear to Disneyland and spot clean by hand washing.
SKIRT PATTERN: I modified the Truly Victorian 1860's ball gown skirt.
BODICE PATTERN : TV490 1892 Ball Gown Bodice - If I had to do it over again, I would have started with a proper 1860s ball gown bodice such as 1860s Crinoline Ball gown OW863. But I already had this bodice pattern fitted and altered from my previous Cinderella gown, so it only required a modification of the neck line and shortening the length. I drafted the white shoulder overlay myself, but I studied a few patterns like the vintage Vogue Bridal Dress Pattern #2425, dated 1990 for ideas.
HEADBAND : It's a headband covered in white satin, and I created a bow for the top of it out of the same satin I used on the dress.
UNDERGARMENTS: I wore a Laughing Moon Victorian corset (Pattern #100) underneath the bodice. The skirt was given a mid 1800s bell shape with a custom made hoop skirt. I enlarged the Laughing Moon Hoops and Bustles Pattern #112 (View A) Civil War era hoop to make it a slightly larger circumference. I then added a ruffled petticoat made of bridal crinoline from JoAnn's using Past Patterns #800 as a guide (the skirt was made larger to fit over the larger hoop). I added extra layers of netting to the flounces a the bottom of the petticoat to give it a more A-line shape.
SHOES: I had some dyeable shoes dyed pink, though in artwork and the movie they look like a very dark pink or red.
WIG: Jenna by Mona Lisa color 15