Sisi’s Spider-man dress

As you know Sisi happens to be the self proclaimed biggest fan of Spider-man. Though she doesn’t want to watch the new movie, because it’s  not Tobey. Who she believes is the best man for the part!

It’s hard to find Spider-man things with a girly flair without spending tons of money on something you’d want to look the way I wanted this to look. You can get a basic spider-man dress, or a women’s one over on Etsy… but I wanted something more specific. I had my own plot in mind and just went from there. No patterns, just go from what I wanted and pray it works!

Of course this was difficult to make without Sisi home, as I started this last week when she was over at the ex-husbands place and had to wait to finish for when I had her for correct sizing purposes. Which thank goodness I did! Because I had a few things that REALLY needed my help!

I kind of went for the peasant dress type look, at least with the basic top, but I was originally going to ruffle around the shoulder straps… but I ended up needing to shorten them a fair bit, so I am glad I decided against the ruffled idea.

I’ve done a more basic two-tiered dress like this before, with sleeves and without the rise to the middle of the first skirt layer. But I wanted to be able to see more of the second skirt.

Originally, the first skirt was supposed to be the same fabric as the bodice. But it’s a hard to find fabric, and.. wouldn’t you know. I cut two of the same piece instead of two pieces that could be put together to form the swagged top skirt. D: I was so sad! I am considering making her a headband with the messed up original skirt pieces though. That shouldn’t be too hard in theory.

I would like to take a moment to thank the fine ladies at the local Jo-Ann’s to helped me decide which of my two new spider-man fabrics to use for the top skirt. Since we couldn’t locate the original fabric at all. I think this looks cute together and I can’t wait to show you girls!

I ended up not liking the plainness of the bodice, so I decided to make and add a bow! Sis is so  happy with it that she decided she just had to wear it right away. <3

I used a total of four Spider-man fabrics for the dress, as well as the light blue to add some difference, that still went together but wasn’t just busy fabric all over the place. :)

Thanks for looking!

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Kisa Johnson

Owner at Ohayo Okasan
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8 comments for “Sisi’s Spider-man dress

  1. August 11, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Great dress. You did an amazing job.

  2. August 11, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Adorale! and I love that she’s a Spidey fan! :)

  3. August 12, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    That dress is very adorable and I can’t believe you made that all your own!

  4. BethAnn
    August 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    This turned out GORGEOUS….I’m a custom buying momma and this looks just as good as anything I’ve purchased :)

  5. Nikki Lynn Hanna
    August 12, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    That turned out really awesome! I have a 4 year old daughter who has became obsessed with Spiderman and there is really nothing girly I can find for her lol

  6. August 12, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    That dress is adorable :D! The new spider-man movie was actually pretty good :)

  7. August 14, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Wow! You don’t hear about too many girls who like Spiderman. My girls like superheroes because they are surrounded by guys who love them but I don’t think they’d wear a dress. You make good dresses!

  8. carla bonesteel
    January 17, 2013 at 7:34 am

    This is great! Girls should be able to wear Spidey, too!

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