FOUNDATIONS REVEALED COMPETITION ENTRY
Princess and the Pea
Outline the story …
Hans Christian Anderson published this folk tale, "Princess and the Pea", in 1835. The tale is of a Prince who can not find his ideal Princess wife. His mother takes in a young girl from the bad weather and when the young girl declared she was a Princess, the mother put her to the test by putting a pea under the multiple mattresses and feather down comforters to see if she was sensitive enough to feel the pea. In the morning, the young girl declares that she had a terrible night's sleep. The Prince was delighted and they were married. When I was little I always had a hard time sleeping and my mom would say the I was like the Princess and the Pea.
Outline the construction…
I used the Workwomen's guide to create a sleeping cap and square pattern nightdress. Both items are constructed from muslin. The gown has Swiss embroidered eyelet at the neck and cuffs. A few buttons close the front and a tie is run through the neck casing. The sleeping cap is made of the same muslin with cotton lace drawn up by the gathering runner and hand applied to the edge of the cap.
I was smiling all the time while reading the story, it reminded me of the book I had on it in my childhood. This cap and nightdress look elegant and comfy! And the candleholder on the last photo gives a fairytale atmoshpere to the look. Congratulations on your entry!
Everything so delicate and precise and clean! I can’t imagine the patience and skill to make all those tiny details so perfect!
This is absolutely darling, and so dainty. All the little details are so precise and beautifully done!
The workmanship is elegant and precise. I love this and want one!
This looks so comfy and wonderful to swish around in!
I love all the delicate details.
Perfect in every way. You’ve a wonderful eye for detail.
Wonderful! I love the lace and buttons you chose. The lend well to the garment. Bravo!
Very fine work. Beautiful.
This is beautiful and crisp! Wonderful details, great job!
Lovely night dress and cap, well done! I especially love the lace you’ve used for the night dress <3
It’s so beautiful in its classic simplicity. I thought it was from a historical drama and found myself thinking, why haven’t I seen this one?
Beautiful. I love your creations.
I love how many beautiful details you were able to include in your creation