Castle in the Sky Inspired by Giddyants
Hi my name’s Alex and you’ll find me over at my blog Giddyants. I was so excited when I was able to be a contributor to CraftingCon and was instantly inspired by the Studio Ghibli theme.
I was a bit stumped on getting the right color originally. To me it looked like a navy dress but then in the film one of the characters refers to it being purple! Luckily I found this perfect shade of indigo blue which seems a perfect cross between the two colours. I also found a lovely light aqua blue for part of the lining which is a shame you can’t see!
I used the Louisa dress pattern from Compagnie-m as my base and altered it to suit my design. I exaggerated the a-line shape of the skirt and added some length. That ended up being a bit too much as I had a shorten it by about an inch. I used the 3/4 length sleeve piece and widened it a bit as well. I added a notch at the neckline too. This is the first time I have ever really hacked or altered a pattern like this so I was a bit nervous. Luckily everything seemed to match up and it looked just right.