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How Do You Create A Wendy Darling Costume?

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Pete Pan and WendyWendy Darling from Peter Pan has many dress styles from the musicals and movies, but one of the most well-known is the light blue nightgown worn by Wendy in Disney's classic Peter Pan.

You'll need 4 basic parts:

  • Regency-style light blue dress with rounded shoulders
  • 3-inch wide blue ribbon for hair
  • 1-inch wide blue ribbon for waist
  • Black or navy blue slippers (ballet slippers work well)

The regency-style light blue dress should be at least ankle-length, but ideally covering the ankles. A basic dress patern will work, as long as it includes the similar rounded puffy sleeves to Wendy's nightgown.

The 3-inch wide blue ribbon should be tied in a large bow, but should not have any long tails showing. Wendy's bow is tight and doesn't have long flowing tails, but rather just an inch showing.

The 1-inch wide blue ribbon should be a slightly darker color than the dress and ideally matche the hair ribbon color. It should be wide enough to tie just under the chest, per regency style. The bow in back should be tied and include tails that fall not quite to the waist.

The slippers simply need to be close-toed and dark blue or black. They should ideally be cloth and look like something one might wear when getting out of bed, but still be feminine and dainty like the ones worn by Wendy.

You're sure to make Tinkerbell jealous!

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