Having a well stocked dress up box is fun for all kids. Leisel from Brown Paper Packages created a Jasmine costume and is here to show you how! Check out the dozens of other costumes in the Handmade Costume Series as well!
Hello there! So excited to be a part of Handmade Costume Series. Sewing for my three little girlies is one of my favorite things to do– and sewing costumes is a close second! My name is Leisel and I blog (occasionally) at Brown Paper Packages. Come take a peek at a few of the other costumes I have made in the past.
After years of sewing for my girls, I am finally getting around to making them a few dress-ups. This should have been on the list long, long ago, as store-bought dress-ups don’t last longer than a few weeks. I found my inspiration on Pinterest (where else?) a few weeks ago to actually make it happen. The concept is to use a simple peasant dress to make various different princess dresses. Genius! First of all, The Sweet Dress by Leila and Ben is my absolute, most favorite pattern ever. Second, even my youngest will be able to dress herself in a peasant style dress. And lastly, I can whip out a couple of those babies in an hour!
My second oldest munchkin requested Princess Jasmine as the first of many. . . and so, I thought I would share some of the process with you.
The outfit is made using my trusty ‘Sweet Dress’ pattern for the top. I just chopped the pattern at about 2 inches below the underarm seam. Instead of making casings for the neckline and armbands, I used elastic thread and shirred the edges.
The pants portion was made using a simple pj pants pattern, cut several inches lower on the waist, as I did not make an elastic casing. The hemline I also cut a little shorter, since there would be no hem. Then shir those legs and waist as tight as you possibly can!
For the midriff, I found a skin colored piece of knit. I stitched it up so that it fit semi-snuggly around her and tried it on with the other pieces to check for length. Then pin, pin, pin and attach the top and bottoms using a wide zigzag stitch.
The costume just wouldn’t be complete without the cute little booties!