We’re so proud to see our Zodiac crystals sparkle on the stage at the Ultra Glitz pageant, modelled by the beautiful Pearl. Once again, we are here to showcase the amazing work of Dot at Rumpelstiltskin Design who designed and made this highly decorated cupcake dress for 22 month old Pearl – who went on to win multiple prizes, including Best Dressed, in her category!

We recently caught up with Dot who gave us the low down on what materials she used to complete the dress, most importantly the crystal rhinestones and pearls.

Dot. ‘I wanted the dress to reflect her name, hence the round pearls on the shoulder sleeves and headpiece.’

‘To make a cupcake dress like this, I used pale blue scuba for the bodice, which has a stretch to it to give a beautiful fit. I then boned it for structure, and decorated the bodice with the most sparkly clear diamante crystals (thank you for your help with this Crystal Parade!) I also added a base of appliqué in certain areas to give extra depth. The beautiful cupcake skirt is made from crystal organza in several colours and lots of tightly wound fishing wire to give it the curl. I used E6000+ glue, which was perfect for gluing fabric as it has no odour and dries clear and with a great flexibility. The decoration was done on the Dolly Board… I couldn’t do precision blinging without it.’

Adding the finishing sparkly touch

Dot. ‘When we evaluated the finished dress, it reminded us of a delicate Cinderella style dress and we did not want to spoil it with a bow on the back. That’s where the carriage idea came from - this was cut out on my cricut machine, glued, glittered and blinged with the large Zodiac AB sew on stones.’

Dot used Zodiac sew on peardrops, cosmic and round rivoli shapes to give the ultimate sparkle to the carriage decoration. These sew on stones are ideal for embellishing dresses as they bring a high amount of shine and sparkle, and can be sewn on which offers more stability.

We think you’ll agree that Pearl looks absolutely beautiful in Dot’s princess style dress. Check out @Rumpelstiltskin_design to see more of Dot’s fabulous work.

Performance costume

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