This is the easiest princess dress you will ever make! This dress can be modified using different colors. Create the look of any Disney princess dress using this same pattern.
Easy Princess Costume
You have to believe me when I say, you can make this DIY Disney princess dress! This is definitely the easiest dress you will ever make. You will be so proud of yourself and your daughter will love how poofy and fun it is. This dress can be changed to create the look of any princess. Simply choose the right color to represent the princess’s dress that you want it to look like. See the color blocking examples below:
- Ariel: Green tulle bottom, purple top, red accessories
- Cinderella: Light blue tulle bottom, light blue top, white shoulder straps, black choker necklace
- Sleeping Beauty: Pink tulle bottom, pink top, white straps
- Tiana: Light yellow tulle layered under light green tulle bottom, light green top
- Belle: Yellow and gold tulle
- Rapunzel: Purple tulle bottom and purple top, pink straps
- Mulan: Yellow tulle bottom, blue top, green straps, red sash
- Elsa: Blue/teal tulle bottom, blue or white top with blue straps
- Anna: Dark blue tulle bottom, black top, pink straps
- Snow White: Yellow tulle bottom, blue top, red straps
Check out my terrible photoshopping job bellow to visualize the different color options!
What You Need
If you’re in a colder climate like we are, you may want to layer this over a long sleeve thermal set that coordinates with the dress. Here are the other materials that we used to create this look.
- One bolt of blue tulle – I bought the entire bolt thinking it would be enough for several dresses. We ended up using the entire thing on this dress.
- 1 yd. of stretchy sequin embellishment – I got mine at Hobby Lobby. Or use this from Amazon!
- 1 yd. of white, stretchy woven material – I got mine at Hobby Lobby. Or use this from Amazon!
- Thermal top and bottoms to go underneath
For the Top
Here is how to create the top portion of this dress:
- First, measure how much stretchy woven fabric you need to gently stretch around the torso of your model. We stretched it just tight enough to sty up and fit comfortably and allowed some extra for seam allowance. Cut to size.
- If you buy the stretchy sequins like I did, you’ll want to sew them onto the top of your white material first. Gently stretch as you sew so both materials remain stretchable. For a new-sew option, you could weave this through the holes in the fabric or pin it.
- Now, turn right sides together and sew the two ends together to form a tube top. Use a machine or hand stitch. For a new-sew option you could also tie the pieces together using tulle.
For the Skirt
Here is how to create the bottom portion of the dress:
- Cut strips of tulle about 6″ wide and long enough so when folded in half, they make the full length of the skirt.
- Push the “loop” end of your tulle through the first hole in the bottom of your tube top, from the front to the inside. Now, pull the loop down and thread the ends of the tulle through the loop and pull tight.
- Do this all the way around, threading tulle through every hole all the way around the bottom of the tube top.
For the Straps
- Once the bottom is done, have your model try the dress on.
- Take a strip of tulle and thread it through a hole at the top and center of your tube top. Thread another end through and pull so you have equal lengths coming out the back.
- Bring a piece up over the shoulder and knot on the other side of the tube top. I knotted mine under the sequin boarder to hide the knot. Let the access tulle hang for the cape.
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