Princess Dress from T-shirts aka Purim on the Cheap

19 March 2011 23:03 by SarainAkko
I'm not sure what it is that compels me to make my kid's costume instead of buying them. It just goes against my DIY nature. Also, I'm fairly sure I never had a store bought costume in my lifetime.

So here's the princess dress made entirely out of T-shirts.

Stack of shirts


 Yellow shirt, minus sleeves = skirt


 very tedious cutting = puffy princess sleeves


shirt and skirt set for maximum playability


Sassy Princess (notice the cape)


T-shirt dress = happy princess

7 Response to "Princess Dress from T-shirts aka Purim on the Cheap"

  1. Isreview Says:

    Very impressive! the puffy sleeves...way to go!
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    Daniela
    http://isreview1.blogspot.com

  2. Jenn Erickson Says:

    Wow! What an awesome transformation! I'm so glad I saw your link at "Think Pink" on Flamingo Toes. What a wonderfully creative and beautifully executed project! Jenn/Rook No. 17

  3. SarainAkko Says:

    Thanks to you both for the kind comments. The puff sleeves took some maneuvering. The key is to not panic and play with the fabric until it looks right. I'm working on a few more t-shirt projects so hopefully they'll also be successful.

  4. Dori Streit Says:

    what can't you do? very impressive. :-)

  5. marybt Says:

    That is super cute! I'll have to do that for my little munchkin. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Jill Says:

    What a great project! The finished product looks amazing!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. SarainAkko Says:

    @Dori-I still haven't learned that Israelis do not appreciate homemade the way I do...I'm impressed there wasn't a princess meltdown when we saw the other princess costumes.

    @Marybt- T-shirts are so much less intimidating to destroy than cutting into a yard of fabric, you have to try it out.

    @Jill-thanks so much for stopping by, I'm just glad the dress came out as a dress and not a weird square thing with arm holes it can get a bit sketchy before you see the light at the end of the project.

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