DIY

Minnie Mouse Dress

Minnie Mouse Dress
After I took this picture, she got her head stuck in between one of the gate sections. She was very excited about the Duh-Duh-Duh (all birds that are bigger than a blue jay are ducks to her) she saw. The Disney parade going on behind us, not so much.

I made this dress for Penelope before our trip to Disney and was so pleased with the way it turned out. It was the first time I had ever made a dress with sleeves. I can’t tell you how many minutes I wasted imagining her in her dress on her first trip to Disney. It was all I hoped it would be.

I based it off this peasant blouse tutorial, except I turned it into a dress.
Minnie Mouse Dress
This is what it looks like all pieced together, inside out, with the casings for the neck and arm holes done but no elastic in them yet.
Minnie Mouse Dress
Then I cut these two strips of fabric and sewed them, right side facing out, to the inside of the dress, to make the casing for the middle of dress. I made it a little higher than her natural waist, but not exactly an empire waist. It was perfect on her.
Minnie Mouse Dress
And let me just add, skip Magic Kingdom if you have a 1 year old. She liked It’s a Small World, but really everything else was too overwhelming for her. But Epcot she loved! And Animal Kingdom even more.

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  • Ana
    February 6, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Welll…. My DH paborbly wouldn’t even tell me if the dress was stuck in the back of my pantyhose. My DD on the other hand tells me her clothing opinion very candidly, to the point where she critiques people at the mall and embarrasses the snot out of me if the skirts are too short or too tight (nearly every time a teenage girl goes by). Just be glad you didn’t meet us somewhere…