Easy To Sew Snow White Peasant Dress For Halloween or Dress Up - Major Hoff Takes A Wife

Easy To Sew Snow White Peasant Dress For Halloween or Dress Up

Isn't my friend's daughter just the cutest Snow White? Ever. She is too darling for words. I was so excited when her mama told me she was looking for a fun costume for her daughter. I can make that! I may have told her. Or begged her to let me make it. I'm gonna share all the secrets that went into this cute Snow White dress. Your little princess will be able to wear it as a costume or for dress up any day of the year! She will have one of the best halloween costumes for sure, and you will be so proud of making your own DIY Snow White costume! Maybe you are looking for a different Halloween costume other than the Snow White princess costume? I've got that covered too, because below my post you will find  80+ DIY Halloween costumes! I've teamed up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes  and 80 other awesome bloggers to bring y'all tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone! There are pet costumes, family costumes, and other fun Halloween ideas! Without further ado, here is the Snow White Costume Tutorial!

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Snow White Costume Tutorial

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So let's start with the pattern shall we?
It's a basic pattern from one of my favorite designers for boutique clothes (okay, she is my favorite!).
Jenn from Tie Dye Diva makes the absolute best patterns out there. I've raved about them before. They are just some of the best patterns put out there!
This was the pattern I used, The Peasant Twirl Dress
So, I know you want to know how I went from that, to this:
snow whites dress
Be sure to check out all the photos after the tutorial!!!

Let's start from the beginning. Like I do with any project the first step is to grab a hot cup of coffee!
Tie Dye Diva Pattern Print outs
Best part of digital patterns? Instant gratification. No trip to the store needed! I used all the bodice and sleeve pieces for this. The only measurement I changed involved the skirt (which doesn't use pattern pieces). I'll explain more about that later. 
Snow white children's dress bodice

You are going to want to decorate the bodice before sewing it. I purchased the trim at Hobby Lobby and just eyeballed it. I pinned it fairly well. Then take it to the machine to stitch the trim down.
I used invisible thread in the top and bobbin. I used a straight stitch down the middle of the skinny trim, and a zig zag down the fancier trim. I would highly recommend using stabilizer underneath to keep things from puckering. 
Adding trim to snow white costume sleeves
For the sleeves, I did a bit of math. This will vary for different sizes, but the technique is the same. I decided each sleeve should have 3 strips of red trim (I used bias tape). So first I found the middle for the center stripe. I then placed 2 equal distance apart on each side. You can see they are marked with pins.
iron on fusible on bias tape

I knew that I wanted the trim to actually fall a bit angled on the sleeve, so while the top was pinned, I shifted the bottom over (you can see the original pin). I used a ruler to make sure they were the same. I also put fusible webbing on the back of the bias tape and ironed it down before I sewed it on.
Sewing bias tape with edge foot

Here you can see I have my edging foot on. I love that foot for it's precision. I lined it up with the bias tape and did each side of the bias tape. Adds such a nice touch and keeps your lines so much straighter!
DIY Snow white costume
You can see how by spreading the bottom sleeve out that it made the sewn sleeve look straighter. Hard to explain-something about the curves. Sew the elastic in the sleeves as directed, as well as the bodice and back. 
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I wanted to show you this picture so you can see exactly how I did my elastic for the neck. I wanted the bodice to lay flat in the middle, so I left elastic out in that area. See how it is flat? Here is how I did that.
You can do the elastic with a channel, or your preferred method. I chose to serge my edge and then fold it over and sew a channel. I had the flat portion folded over, but did not sew it yet. You can see above where I threaded the elastic through, and had each end stopped at the point where I wanted the costume to be flat. In order to make up for the flat part, I cut the elastic one inch smaller. I allowed for a bit of over hang and then sewed the elastic down as close to the trim as possible, to hid the stitches.
Here is another shot.
Whew! Now sew down the flat part just as you did the channel. That means the bodice is all done!
Now it's time to move onto the skirt. 
I added all 3 layers together, and subtracted the seam amounts. This will vary by sizes. Once that was done, I had the amount I needed for the length of my yellow fabric. For the width I used the second tiers width. I went ahead and sewed a small red tier to go in-between the yellow fabric and the bodice. I used the width measurements of the original first tier from the pattern and made it 2.5 inches long. I used the seam allowance from the pattern. You could just use the yellow fabric and make a red sash which would be very darling!
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You can see the red tier above! Finish sewing those together and finish your hem, and then you've completed your handmade Snow White Costume! Yay you! What do you think?
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So what do you think? Would your little princess like one? I'm thinking about doing a giveaway, so leave me a note via social media or the comment section here telling me if you would like to see that happen!
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And now it's time for tons more DIY Halloween costume inspiration! Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on the links below each collage to get the detailed instructions about how to make the costume pictured, just like mine above. Don't forget to follow the Handmade Halloween Costumes Pinterest Board for even more DIY costume greatness!   88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

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What handmade costume ideas did you love the most?! Be sure to click over to get the costume instructions, pin the costume, and let them know you love it! Also, follow the Handmade Halloween Costume board on Pinterest!
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  1. Such a wonderfully creative (and easy) costume! Stopping by from the hop (#14 mermaid). Pinned this to share!

  2. Wow! that is marvelous! and Snowhite is such adorable!
    I can't even sew, but that is gorgeous!
    Ariived from the weekend retreat party


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