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Princess Dresses and Getting What You Pay For.

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Dear Santa. I would like a big princess dress for Christmas. (among other things)
Honestly, this is what little D has asked Santa for this year. A big dress like mummy makes for the ladies, so, how could I not?
Time being of the essence and whether I could make something in that time, took Mr D and myself to a certain store where princesses and dressing up go hand in hand.
Ok, I was a little taken aback at the cost and quality so decided I would make the time and my little girl would have bespoke.
Fabric selections were easy. Organza for some puffiness, netting to add even more and some silky satin for the bodice and underskirt. So, off to a trusted fabric supplier for the lot.
My normal choice of satin, a countess satin, in the colour I wanted was un available, but there was an option of a Stage Satin, a light to medium weight fabric recommended for all types of stage/dance productions. At £1.99 and the colour I wanted, seemed like a good buy!
Ugh! Horrible stuff to sew with, frays at every opportunity and is practically see through. Good job I was using three layers of organza, net and lining.
It will be fine for little D's dressing up and playing princess, but when shopping for your wedding gown and thinking that £89 offshore wedding gown is a bargain, remember. You may very well get what you pay for!


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