Forget those polyester ballgowns because your little girl will be so much more comfortable on vacation wearing one of these DIY Disney princess dresses!
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DIY Disney Princess Dresses
The one thing most little girls want to do on their Disney vacation is dress up as their favorite princess. The downside is that the dresses you can buy from the store are all polyester and downright hot and itchy. Which is why I set out to find some DIY Disney princess dresses that could be made from cotton and much more comfortable to wear in the Florida (or California) sun!
The dresses in this collection still have that Disney princess vibe, but are much more casual and comfortable. Think of them as the princesses’ play clothes!
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1 | Design Your Own Princess Dress
If you feel confident enough to adapt a pattern take a look at this sew along where some talented ladies take dress patterns and turn them into wearable princess dresses.
Design Your Own Princess Dress by Pattern Revolution
2 | Minnie Mouse Pillowcase Dress
Ok so technically Minnie Mouse is not a princess, but she’s Mickey’s princess right? And anyway this pillowcase dress is too cute not to share! And if you picked out different colors you could definitely make pillowcase dresses based on actual princess gowns.
Minnie Mouse Pillowcase Dress by Fancy Frugal Life
3 | Princess Casual Outfits
If Snow White were to have a casual day this would totally be what her outfit would look like! And it’s PERFECT for a Disney trip because it’s nice and cool and your daughter can still wear her shorts!
Princess Casual Outfits by Crafter Hours
4 | Disney Inspired Princess Dress Aprons
If your daughter wants her princess dress to look well more like a dress then check out these aprons. One free pattern allows you to make eight different princess dresses!
Disney Inspired Princess Dress Aprons by Glue Sticks
5 | Frozen Inspired Peasant Dress Tutorial
If your little girl (or boy) is an Elsa fan then check out this peasant dress inspired by Elsa’s blue gown. It’s pretty and cool and perfect for twirling around in while singing Let it Go!!
Frozen Inspired Peasant Dress Tutorial by Almost Supermom
6 | Princess Play Dresses
No patterns or tutorials for these play dresses, but if you click through there are lots of pictures for you to look at. If you’re a pretty confident sewer I’m sure you could whip up something similar.
Princess Play Dresses by Jeniro Designs
7 | Ariel’s Blue Play Dress
Again no tutorial or pattern but if you want to make your own version of Ariel’s blue dress there are plenty of pictures. And I love the idea of using an inspiration board of the princess in her dress to help figure out how to make your own version!
Ariel’s Blue Play Dress by Candice Ayala
8 | Misses’ Disney Character Skirts
I also found this fabulous Simplicity Pattern for sale over on Etsy. How fabulous are these skirts! Perfect for an older girl who isn’t allowed to wear a full costume to Disney anymore but still wants to celebrate her inner princess!
Misses’ Disney Character Skirts by FabFindsByHeaAndSheCo
9 | Princess Dress Up Aprons to Buy
And finally if you really want your daughter to have some cotton princess dresses for your trip but you have no time to actually make them yourself head on over to Candida’s store. She handmakes princess aprons and there are dozens to choose from!
Princess Dress Up Aprons to Buy by Simply Royal Dress
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