Sweet! This feels like my Project Runway runway show… just for Denya’s Buttercup gown! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to reveal it last week: Not until the DM got an in-person look at the gown himself. However, today he and Denya went to the New York Renaissance Faire, so I’m happy to finally be able to show the lovely Buttercup gown to the world!
Denya’s Princess Butter gown was created from a modified version of McCall’s 4491 pattern. Based on the dress worn by Princess Buttercup in The Princess Bride, the Buttercup gown was initially constructed of a bright blue satin and features princess seams, a train, lacing up the back, and a sleeveless design. The dress is also fully reinforced on the inside seams and on the hem with white bias tape and is also fully lined through the bodice. To wear under the gown, I created a white cotton half slip which protects the satin of the dress and provides a little extra support for the dress itself. Finally, I created a free supported sleevelet from more blue satin and off-white chiffon. And both the neckline of the gown and the blue satin on the sleevelets sport a decorative trim for a little sparkle.