Today I wanted to share some pictures of an Alice in Wonderland inspired Tea Party Dress I created.
This fun party dress was inspired by the gown the Mad Hatter creates for Alice in, Tim Burton's version of Alice in Wonderland.
Perfect for tea parties, halloween events, school dances or just for wearing around the house if you feel in a wonderland mood.
Click on the photos if you want a larger view.
The Tea Party Dress was created with a lovely selection of wonderland blue fabric, vintage black ribbon, a giant hand made flower on the bodice.
Of course no tea party would be complete without reading a good book.
The front of the gown has a fun wonderland look and the back ties with a lovely sash.
“"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?” - Alice, from Adventures in Wonderland
“It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.” - Alice
Well, that wraps up our adventures to wonderland for now... but we returned with a Tea Party gown and a Hat fit for Hatter.
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Someone e-mailed me just yesterday asking if I had finished my Mad Hatter Hat....and yes! I have.
I also make a Mad Hatter coat....I better post those pictures too!
Here is what the Mad Hatter's looked like in Tim Burton's version of "Alice in Wonderland".
Another shot of the full hat...so you can see how tall it is.....
I shall also post about it over at my blog , but I wanted to share it here.
I do still need to get some hat pins, but that can wait for now...and I also need to sew some pink thread on the peacock feather, but alas....moving on.
Now, my hat is not identical in every way to the original one from the movie, but as with all my costumes it is simply "movie inspired"
So here are a few pictures of my Mad Hatter Hat....
This was my first "real" hat to construct. I have done some hats for theater productions..etc...but not to this level of detail. The base was first created from layers of hat buckrum then I built it up with felted wool and other random bits of notions.
All the fabrics are real silk. Rather wonderland don't you think?
The fabric for the outer part of the hat was something I dyed.. It is 100% silk (actually it was a lovely shade of light gold when I started..) but in order for it to become a proper Mad Hatter Hat...well, it needed to be green-ish.
The Scarf/Sash tied around this tall hat is also 100% silk, in a lovely rosy shade rather similar to the movie I thought.
I then painted daisy flowers around the bottom in a similar fashion to the movie hat.
I decided to stitch up the back of my hat to sort of look like "lacing" simply because I thought it was a fun whimsical touch.
The lining for the hat is a dark brown silk with gold dots on it. The movie one is brown and red dots, but I couldn't find one like that...but I thought the golden dots still matched nicely. :)
Here are a few closer up shots of the stiching. I wanted to make it rather...."Mad Hatter" style so I whipstiched the edges together with this lovely thread woven from diffrent strands of color.
My brother made this awesome hat stand for me. Looks perfect with the hat I think.
And last but not least.... two more shots of the complete hat.
I was trying to make the display look similar to a Disneyland window display on MainStreet...so it sort of looks like that, a little bit...just need some disney magic.
Thanks for looking at my hat!
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This Regency gown was inspired by the Alice in Wonderland story and also by Tim Burton's signature director style and mood.
I shall soon be offering this dress for sale on my Etsy Shop. So stay tuned!
The gown is created with a lovely white embroidered cotton fabric that is fully lined and accented with a black and white striped cotton.
We also added my Alice inspired Gloves to complete the look. Might as well add another element of whimsical style, don't ya think?
A few closer up view of the details.
The sleeves are a classic puffed style and the skirt is a double layered very full gathered silhouette. As you can see better in these "spinning" pictures below. The skirt does work well for that, if you feel so inclined to do a bit of spinning and dancing.
For an added bit of fun, I painted words from the "Jaberwocky Poem" *from "Through the Looking Glass" story onto the front of the gown. It created a fun style to a more simple dress shape I think.
I had fun with this costume... thanks for looking at it!
Alice in Wonderland Inspired Striped Gloves Tim Burton Style by Brielle
******************************** “Curiouser and curiouser.”
These little gloves were inspired by the ones worn by Alice in the new Tim Burton “Alice and Wonderland” Movie.
Made of an elegant and soft knit cotton fabric that has been fashioned into fingerless gloves.
Oh, so comfortable and cute. The side seam has been accented with antique buttons of a mix matched variety.
With 3 on each glove it adds a bit of Victorian charm to a somewhat modern style.
Perfect for exploring new worlds or wander in your own.
****************************************** Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible things.”
“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
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oh, I also make Alice Legwarmers….
These leg warmers are custom sized only, please contact me for details.
**Thank you for looking at my costumes. Please note that I do not claim to have my costumes identical to the original movie versions. My costumes are inspired by versions to wear in daily life. I am not connected with any movie companies, the costumes you see here are not movie props, they are garments created by me for an inspired by look. All movie stills and pictures are used for research purposes only. Images were found through a search engine or stills were taken directly from the movies. **