Who isn’t struggling financial right now?!! With Halloween around the corner, David and I were a little worried about what to do for our sweet little Alice. She is ALL THINGS PRINCESS right now. We found a few cute princess costumes for $20. Which is still pretty steep for a poorly made costume. Have you ever noticed how cheap the material is or how cheaply they are thrown together. Last Halloween she was a little Halloween Ballerina. I made her an orange and black tutu and paired it with a cute Halloween shirt and a pair of black tights. My husband works at Grand Canyon University, so we attended the GCU Fall Festival last year. Alice the Halloween Ballerina, was a TOTAL HIT. SO….I think, I can make her a tutu princess!
As I looked for inspiration online, the concept morphed a little into a long tutu princess dress. I used a shirt she already had. I made a long white and pink tulle tutu and attached it to the top. I stitched stain ribbon on the shirt’s sleeves and collar. I attached satin ribbon over the area, then I attached the skirt to the top. Since I am ALL ABOUT the rosettes right now, I made a BUNCH! I glued them onto the ribbon waist. I also made a bouquet of different rosettes to go over some embroidery that was on her shirt. Then I attached some ribbons to the shirt and a large ribbon in the back as a tie. She LOVES it. I LOVE IT! It was so much fun making it for her. I feels so sweet knowing I made that for her. OH and the total cost was $14!! Did you know Dollar Tree sells tulle and ribbons!?? I got the pink tulle at Walmart, 65 yards for $6!
This is her tutu costume I made last Halloween.
And here is her new Mommy made Princess costume!
I used one of her shirts and added some handmade rosettes (tutorial here). Then I added a strip of satin to hide the waistband of the tutu skirt. I made the skirt following this tutorial. I only made the tulle strips longer added strips of satin to the skirt. After it was all done I stitched the tulle skirt on to the shirt. Then stitched the rosette covered satin ribbon over where the shirt and skirt met.
This is Alice on Halloween night.
What do y’all think?? I love it and most importantly my sweet Alice Marie loves it! 🙂