Cinderella Dress – Halloween Costume


Wow.   It officially happened.

Taking my little girl to Disneyworld a few weeks ago completely sealed her obsession with Cinderella.  I think it had something to do with that huge castle at Disneyworld that Cinderella “lived” in.  The whole trip left this little girl in complete awe of the princess in a blue dress.

So, there was no question what she wanted to be for Halloween.  I even offered her a few suggestions.
“How about dressing up as a Mrs. Potato Head for Halloween this year?”
How about Little Bo Peep?  You like Sheep…”
“No mommy.”  
“Hmmmm, you really like cowgirls…… about a cowgirl?”
“No, how about Cinderella mommy?”
Ha.  Okay.  I just wanted to be sure… 
So Cinderella it is.
(And my little guy’s costume is in the works.  I’ll show you next week.)

Complete with lots of shine…
And Cinderella’s signature gathered hip detail
Also, an easy on/off velcro closure in the back.
This dress may have just put my little girl in the best mood that day.

She ate it all up.

And automatically turned into a complete princess………with no prompting from me.  

(Has she seen too many princess shows?  Maybe.)

She could hardly keep her body still while in her new dress.


Her little body kept twirling, twisting, and prancing around.


I’d say, Cinderella was a good pick for Halloween this year.
**Tutorial for the accessories found here.**
Interested in making a Cinderella Dress for Halloween?
Or as another dress for the dress-up box?
Or how about as a dress-up gift for Christmas?

Remember, tips from this dress can be used for many dress styles and Halloween costumes.

Here’s how I made mine for my size 4T-wearing daughter.
**Warning:  I tried to fit in every step so there are tons and tons and tons of pictures and explanations.  So be patient while scrolling through, if you already know how to do a certain technique. :)
I started to make the dress like I do many of my made-from-scratch clothing items,  by using the shape of another piece of clothing that fits, as a guide to make something new. (some examples here, here, and here
I decided to use the same top shape as this knit dress…..without those sleeves and without the gather below the bib section.
I measured my little girl and knew that I wanted the dress to be 31 inches long, from the shoulder down to the very bottom of the dress.  I also decided where I wanted the waist seam to hit her (compare to another dress with a waist seam if unsure) and measured that the bodice would need to be 10 1/2 inches, from the top of the shoulder down to the waist line.
So I folded the dress in half, matching up the arm pit area and traced around the top bodice of the dress.  I was tracing to make the front bodice piece first, so I made this piece with the scoop of the front neck line but subtracted the sleeves.
Then I used this paper guide to cut out some of this stretchy knit fabric on the fold, that created the whole front shape after it was opened up.  Make sure that if you’re using a one-way stretch knit, that the stretch is going width-wise and will stretch across the body, not up and down.
 (**I used this stretchy knit for the bodice section so that it would stretch with her and allow my daughter to wear it longer.  Also, I wanted it to fit comfortably while cutting it to fit more snug against her body while not using a more restricting satin for the bodice like I used for the skirt section.  But it’s up to you.)
I cut out my entire piece on the fold, adding a 1/2 inch along the top and sides for a seam allowance……and added another two inches to the bottom because my paper pattern wasn’t big enough and I was too lazy to tape more paper on to make it bigger.  (I could have created a bigger pattern piece from the beginning that included the seam allowance and the correct length, but again, I was too lazy.  But you choose what you’d like to do.)
Then I used my front piece that I kept folded in half, as a guide  for the 2 back pieces… don’t cut on the fold this time.  We will be making a back with a velcro closure…..perfect for little ones to get on and off themselves.
The 2 back pieces need to be cut out exactly the same size except for adding an inch and a half to the center back and making the neck line higher.  Refer to your original shirt to see the slope of the neck on the back if needed.
Now you have your 3 main bodice pieces: the front and 2 back pieces.
Now, to make the silver center portion on the front of the dress, I just cut a rectangle out of this shiny silver costume-y material (a syntethic fabric of some kind… idea what it is, I didn’t look) as wide as I wanted it for the bottom and then tapered it off up towards the top.  I had plenty of it, so I was willing to mess up and have to cut out a new one…..but create a paper pattern first if needed.  Then I tucked under each edge, ironed in place, centered it on the front bodice, pinned it down………
Then sewed along each side. 
Then I trimmed the excess off along the top, following the shape of the bodice below.
Then I used some silver trim that I found at the fabric store and with one continuous line, created 3 lines of a zig-zag down the center.  I made sure to start an inch from the top and an inch from the bottom……because of seam allowances later on.  Then I sewed the trim right down to the bodice.  (Hint: Use a longer stitch length to sew over bulky trim.  This may help if your needle is getting jammed in all of that fabric.)
 Then with another continuous line, created another zig-zag……giving it that crossed over and cinched in bodice look with the trim.  Sew this piece in place too.
Then cut two more piece of trim that are long enough for both sides of the silver section and sew into place along each side.  Trim off excess trim.
Next, fold under the center back edges of the 2 back pieces, a 1/4 inch, another 1/4 inch….then sew into place.
Then place your front bodice piece down as a guide as you lay the two back pieces on top, matching up the sides, the bottom and the two shoulders.  Overlap the two center seams and pin in place.  This is how far of a fold-over you’ll need to keep the bodice of the dress in the right proportion. 
Sew velcro along both edges of the back center seams, keeping the same fold over proportion.
Next, place the front bodice piece together with the back bodice pieces with right sides together.  Sew along the top of each shoulder…..using a zig-zag or overlock stitch (like I did) to allow for stretch in the knit.  Use a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Then, sew along each side of the bodice section, attaching the front piece to the back.  In this direction, since there is no stretch to the fabric, I just used a straight stitch…..because I didn’t need to allow for any stretch.  Make sense?
**And this is where I’m a creature of habit.  I know it’s easier to create tops by leaving the bodice open at the sides, attaching the sleeves to the bodice and then sewing along the sides of the bodice and sleeves.  I do that when I remember.  But when I’m winging it and not using pattern pieces that I have created………I make the whole bodice first and then make sure the bodice fits, take it in or out if necessary, and then cut out sleeves that will fit in the arm hole opening.  I know, it must make my mom and grandma sick (they are more precision driven seamstresses) but sometimes I just want a quick top, am not using a pattern, and need to make the bodice first and then make the sleeves to fit.  This way, I only have to adjust the bodice once if needed and not have to adjust the sleeve.  Does that crazy talk make any sense??????  Maybe not.  But it carries over into my tutorials many times.  But if you have planned ahead with pattern pieces and have a sleeve cut out, attach the open sleeve to the bodice before sewing down the sides……then sew along the sides in one full sweep.  Whew.  I had to explain my insanity. :)
And once again, my habit took me this route again.  So onto the sleeve after the bodice was already sewn together…..even though it was all cut out and ready to be attached.  Oh well.
Okay, if you’ve never made a gathered puffed sleeve before, this is the shape if it.  This is the shape of a short sleeve and will be gathered along the top and a bit at the bottom by the band of the arm hole.  (This is where using a store bought pattern in the past helps with pattern making experience just a bit.  Just to know how things look and are attached.)  But even if you’ve never made a puff sleeve, you can still give this a try with some scrap fabric.  But I measure my little girl’s arm and decided that 8 1/2 inches around would fit comfortably loose for the band around her bicep area.  So I made this puff sleeve shape, made it about 12 inches wide to allow for a seam allowance and to give the bottom of the sleeve some gathers too…….and then the top curve of the sleeve shape will automatically give the sleeve more of a puffy gather at the shoulder.  If you want it more puffy, increase the width and the circular shape at the top.
I cut out 2 sleeve shapes the same size and two bands that were 3 x 9 1/2 inches. (that included enough for seam allowances….don’t forget.)  This is satin material…..nice and perfect for Cinderella sleeves.
Next, I folded each band in half lengthwise, with the right side (shiny side) facing out, and ironed flat.
Then I made a basting stitch along the top slope of the sleeve, starting and stopping about 2 inches from each end.  I also made a basting stitch along the bottom that was about 5 inches long, centered right along the bottom.  (Need help with gathering and basting stitches?  Click here.)
Then pin the band (which is folded in half legthwise) to each end of the sleeve.  The band is shorter because you’ll have to gather the sleeve to match it up.  Pin right sides together and match up the raw edges.  
Then start pulling on the top basting stitch and gather the bottom edge of the sleeve.  Then pin the sleeve to the band.  Make sure you are pinning the raw edges of the band, not the folded edge.
Then sew along the raw edge with a 1/2 inch seam allowance.  Then zig-zag or use some sort of finishing stitch to seal off the edges.
Then open it up and iron the band down.
Then fold the sleeve in half with right sides together and sew along the inner edge with a 1/2 inch seam allowance.  Then zig-zag to finish it off.  (Or if you attach your sleeves to the bodice first……skip this step and attach the open sleeve to the open bodice.  I didn’t because of that creature of habit thing that I explained up above.  Ha.)
If you’re doing it my way, turn the bodice inside out and sleeves right side out and slide each sleeve into the arm hole openings of the bodice, matching up the side seam of the bodice with the side seam of the sleeve.  Then gather the top of the sleeve enough to allow a perfect fit inside of the arm hole of the bodice.  Make sure to pin the sleeve and bodice together with right sides together.
Then, using a 1/2 inch seam allowance, sew around the arm hole…….making sure to match up the raw edges as you slowly sew them together.
Then sew a zig-zag stitch to finish off the raw edges.  Then trim off any excess.
Turn the bodice right side out, fold the raw edges of the sleeve toward the bodice and top stitch around the arm hole……but on the side of the bodice, grabbing the raw edges of the sleeve that are underneath as you go.  (This step is optional… don’t have to do this.  But if you don’t, try to at least iron this seam flat as best as you can, so that it looks more finished.)
Now onto the neckline.  Measure around the neckline to see how much fabric you’ll need and then add a few inches to that length so that you can tuck under each end at the back of the neckline.  How wide you make your neckline is up to you but I cut my strip 1 1/2 inches wide… me a 1/2 inch wide neckline after it’s folded in half and sewn on.  (After it’s folded in half lengthwise, I used a 1/4 inch seam allowance to attach it to the bodice neckline.)
Cut your strip of fabric on the bias (diagonal) to allow for the right stretch and curve as you sew it around the neckline.  If you’re not sure what the bias is or why it’s better to cut on it for steps like this, read this link.
Then I folded that strip in half lengthwise (with the right side of the fabric facing outwards) and lined up the long raw edges with the raw edge of the neckline and pinned them together with the fold pointing down…….pinning the strip to the front side of the bodice neckline.  I left at least an inch at each end to fold over at the end.  And as you’re pinning, pull the strip just a tad more then the neckline and then after you turn it, it will help with the shape of the completed neckline.  Then sew along the raw edges, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Then fold the strip up, iron flat with the raw edges from behind pointing downwards, then top-stitch along the front of the neckline, right below the seam.
Here’s a view from the back of the neck line, with the raw edges folded down and secured in place with that top-stitch you made on the front.
At each end, trim down each loose end to about a 1/2 inch.
Then fold over a 1/4 inch, then another 1/4 inch, and line it up with the rest of the edge of the dress opening.
Sew this folded piece right into place.
Onto the skirt portion of the dress.  
First, we’re going to make those fluffy side flaps that Cinderella has on her dress.  What those things are for…….who knows?  But here’s my best attempt at creating them.
I first cut a piece of white satin that was about 23 x 23 inches.
Then I folded it in half…
Then I cut off the upper corners in a rounded shape, making sure to not cut through the fold at all.
Essentially making a circle if you open it up.
Then I folded the circle back in half, with the right side of the fabric facing outward (shiny satin side out), and then made a basting stitch along the outer perimeter of the curve, 1/2 inch from the edge.
(Need help with gathering and basting stitches?  Click here.)
Then, as you pull the thread and gather the circle shape, it pulls up the fabric, creating a gathered swoop shape.
Grab your bodice piece, velcro the back closed, and line up the raw edge of the side piece with raw edge of the bodice on one side.  Gather and in pin in place.
Then cut, and gather another satin piece and pin it to the other side of the bodice.  When attaching each side flap to the dress, leave a gap at the front of the dress and at the back……..keeping each flap more on the sides and not meeting in the front or at the back at all.  That’s just how Cinderella’s dress looks in all of the disney pictures.
Then set this aside while you put together the rest of the skirt section.
For my dress, I cut two pieces that were 45 inches by 24 inches.
Then I sewed the two pieces together along each 24 inch side, with right sides together.  Use a 1/2 inch seam allowance.  Then sew another stitch or zig-zag stitch to seal off the raw edges.
Then, sew a basting stitch along the top edge of the front of the skirt and then another basting stitch along the top edge of the back of the skirt……using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Pull on the top threads along the front and then along the back and cinch in the top of the dress section until it’s the same width as the bottom of the bodice.  Pin it evenly in place.  The easiest way is to turn the skirt inside out then slide the bodice down inside of it…..but right side out.  Make sure the flaps are up and out of the way, flapped up towards the neckline as you stick it down into the skirt section.
Then sew along these raw edges, using a 1/2 inch seam allowance, removing pins as you go.  Then sew a zig-zag to seal off the raw edges.  Trim off any excess fabric.
Now, turn the dress right side out and make sure that it all came together correctly.

Then hem up the bottom after making sure that it’s the length you’d like it.  And that’s it.

You have just finished your sweet little Cinderella dress.  Give yourself a hug.

EDITED: If you’re interested in the accessories that go along with this dress, click here for a tutorial on the headband, gloves, choker, and full slip ideas.


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268 Responses to “Cinderella Dress – Halloween Costume”
  1. 1
    markandlouise says:

    I LOVE this! Thank you! I think my three year old daughter is going to love it even more! Your tutorials are always so great. I love your blog!

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    Louise says:

    Thats beautiful, you should be really proud of it!

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    Samah says:

    I am in awe. When I saw the top pictures, I thought for sure you would give us the pattern number. This is amazing! I'm almost inspired to try freestyling without a pattern (but still a little chicken)

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    Mary Lynn says:

    I don't sew anything other than straight lines. This blew me away. I'm so impressed! Absolutely stunning!

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    kodie says:

    you are amazing! i can't believe you made this without a pattern! high fives and pats on the back for you!!

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    Rebekah says:

    Beautiful! And you make it seem very do-able, too. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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    Tara says:

    Wow!!! I love it and my daughter loves it even more. When I showed her she asked "can you make me that mommy?" Thanks for the tutorial, I'm going to attempt it.

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    Amber says:

    This makes ME want to be Cinderella for Halloween! Your daughter has great taste!

    Great tutorial-this is definitely going to be bookmarked for future reference.

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    Danielle says:

    So impressed! :) My daughter (only 9 months old) is going to be Tinker Bell this year. Store bought, but maybe a few years down the road and I can give Cinderella a try! :)

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    Valerie says:

    This is amazing! I love that you put so much time and detail into creating something your daughter obviously LOVES. It's just beautiful, even if it is just a costume/play dress.

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    Missouri Gal Nicole says:

    Oh wow! She looks so pretty in her Halloween costume! And my goodness you made the prettiest dress for her! You have tallent!

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    Emily Elizabeth says:

    This is absolutely fantastic – you need a book deal! This costume is so much better than anything you could buy in the store and you can tell it was made with so much love. It will definitely be an heirloom for years to come!

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    Jessica @BeforeTheDawn says:

    Wow! This has to be the best made Cinderella dress ever. I hope I can make one for my 6 yr old. She was given a *bought* Disney Cinderella dress that is already falling apart. There's just no quality in it at all, sadly.

    Thank you for the picture tutorial!!

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    Julia says:

    1. Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial!

    2. I am incredibly jealous of your sewing talent.

    3. That is the best Cinderella dress that I've ever seen! My little girl would die for that dress.

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    Devon says:

    this is gorgeous! absolutely amazing! thank you for sharing the tutorial!

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    Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife says:

    Oh my goodness! I love it! I want to make one for me!! Haha!

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    Suzanne Sergis @ says:

    Ashley, this has to go on your top tutorials list! Your personality was definitely written in along with your excellent direction-writing and photography.

    Like you said, everyone has different abilities. Me, I have rarely sewn a thing in my life…still too perfectionistic and afraid to mess up! But I will get over that and am always inspired by your creations. Thank you, thank you!

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    Tiff says:

    I'm LOVIN' it! Too bad I made my daughter a Cinderella dress a few years ago…I LOVE this one so much more. I'm currently sewing a fairy costume from a store bought pattern and I keep cursing all the needless steps, I should have come to you first! Now…if you have a desire to do a mermaid costume tutorial anytime soon, I just might love you for life :)

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      Laura says:

      That’s a bit cheeky now isn’t it ! Haha no my daughter loves it too finally finished making it after 2 weeks !

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    hiscrappergirl says:

    Wow that was amazing!! You make it look so easy. I am going to have to give that a try after Halloween as my quirky girl wants to be a dinosaur for Halloween this year!! Last year I made her a Little Bo Peep costume and loved it she did too and still wears it today:)

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    Aimee says:

    You are so talented! Wow!

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    Kelsey says:

    That is such a cute dress. Can you give us the list of materials and amounts to buy…I want to give it a try.

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    khead44 says:

    WOW!!! I'm so amazed I'm speachless! I can not believe you made that without a pattern. I was already impressed by the dress, but then when I saw you did it without a pattern, my jaw hit the floor. I hope one day I can be just like you. Your children will look back on all these costumes you have made them and will really appreciate them when they are adults.

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    Kathryn says:

    Gosh that's cute! Love the tutorial – I did a mermaid one over on my blog but it isn't nearly as easy to follow as yours. I am definitely bookmarking this!

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    Amber says:

    WOW – you are really amazing. It looks wonderful!

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    Crystal says:

    That is such a beautiful dress. Your daughter looks adorable.

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    Phyrflie says:

    Amazing :) You did a great job. I think I need a lot more practice before tackling something like this. It turned out beautiful :)

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    Megan Robinson says:

    You are a great mom! I miss Ellie, I can't believe how big she is, not a little nursery girl anymore. I hope you guys are doing well.

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    Annette says:

    OMG how beautifull you made that… love it. Great job!!!

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    Julie says:

    Love this! I just had my 3rd little girl two weeks ago. My oldest (4) said that she wants to be Cinderella, her 1 year old sister to be Tinkerbell and the 2 week old to be Snow White. This is an awesome dress! I thought that I would have to buy her dress since I don't sew, but I think I am going to give this a try.

    On the skirt section, did you add in any sort of lining? It looks like there is something in the pictures.

    [email protected]

    Thanks a ton!

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    Stephanie says:

    Oh my goodness! This has to be the most perfect Cinderella dress ever! And you made it look so simple! I mess up everything I sew and end up wanting to throw the machine across the room, but reading your tutorials . . . even this one, I'm left thinking, "Oh yeah, that looks do-able." Thank you for giving me back my confidence!! ;o)

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    Katie says:

    Oh my goodness this is SO perfect for me. My 3.5 year old has been begging for a cinderella dress, and I had no idea where to start. You taught me some things that I'd been having trouble with in the past, too, like how to do the neckline. Thank you so much for posting this. I will definitely be bookmarking it and referring to it often when I attempt my dd's dress!

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    hanci06 says:

    Beautiful,beautiful,beautiful dress! And you watched for all the details! Great.This Cinderella has one great mom!

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    ASHLEE says:

    Ashley, You are such an amazing seamstress. I am always in awe of your creativity and talents. What a darling tutorial. I will have to copy this one when my little girl gets just a tad older. Thank you for sharing!

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    ificould says:


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    Jenn says:

    That is absolutely incredible! I love to sew and would make tons of dresses for my little girl if making things myself were cost effective :(

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    Page@ThriftyNiftyWise says:

    You did such a good job with this! I love it!

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    Jessie says:

    Oh how I love this! I wish you'd posted it two weeks ago, before I made my daughter's "Ariel in the pink dress" dress sans-pattern. Mine turned out ok, but you have so many finishing details that just make it so pretty! Thanks for the tutorial, though. Figuring out the puffy hip-things was the trickiest part for me–glad to know how it should actually be done. :)

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    karie says:

    Seriously?! You just whip out a fantastic Cinderella dress?! Love it, my daughter would love it, and maybe I will be brave enough to try it one of these days.

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    Melany says:

    you are rediculous! did you just cry when you put the finished product on her and saw how adorable she looked and that you MADE that from scratch? your kids are dang lucky to have a mom who sews so well.

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    Time 1988 says:

    verry verry beauty ı love this

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    ZeMarmotte says:

    Wow!! What a lucky little girl and so nice. Congratulations for the creation.

    Many thanks for the tuto, I'm sure I will have the same order from my little princess.

    Each time I'm amazed with your work and love all what you do.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Melissa Coates says:

    This is amazing and I can't wait to try it! Thanks for making it appear a little more simple for non seamstresses like myself :)

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    HillsRus says:

    You are AMAZING. Seriously AMAZING!

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    Starfly Designs says:

    Love this! It is beautiful. I linked to it from my blog, hope you don't mind!

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    Wendy says:

    thanks for sharing this…I love the puffy sleeves. I going to try making an Alice in Wonderland Dress for my daughter and I have not yet made anything with sleeves, you made it look easy I am less scare now. Thanks.

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    kati says:

    I love this I featured it on my blog,actually I featured you TWICE in the same post, I love this please come over and take a look!

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    sjones says:

    I think this is by far the best homemade Cinderella dress Ive ever seen! All of the ones Ive seen look homemade, and I'm sorry that is not a compliment, but yours looks an expensive Disney store-bought dress!
    Thanks for the awesome tut!

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    Sarah says:

    gorgeous!! I LOVE it!!! I think I might adapt this for a tiana costume for my dd!!! thanks!!!

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    Heather H says:

    This could not have come at a better time for me! My 3-year-old is a new princess convert, and Cinderella is her favorite. We bought her a purple princess dress for Halloween and she has already torn it up from wearing it so much. I've been stressing about what she will wear for Halloween, but now I know…just have to get busy sewing! Thanks!

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    Astyn says:

    I am so glad I saw this today. On Monday night I was sketching out some 'dress up' clothes for my twin girls for Christmas, but I couldn't figure out how to get some of the details worked out. This has answered a lot of my questions.

    I love that you don't always use patterns. You are a gal after my own heart!

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    bethanndodd says:

    Once again, you have amazed me! I have 3 boys so I will not be making a beautiful Cinderella costume of my own but truly, this is amazing (even with the sleeve after the bodice thing). I didn't know the difference anyway ;o). Have a wonderful weekend…smiles

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    bjahlstrom says:


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    Rachel R says:

    This is adorable. My 2 1/2 year old daughter is obessed wants to be Snow White for Halloween this year and so I'm going to use many of your instructions as I make her dress. This will be so helpful. Thanks so much!

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    angie jones says:

    Adorable. I just finish a Tinkerbell costume for my niece. I wish she would of wanted a harder costume like Cinderella.

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    Liliana says:

    Absolutely beautiful! You are so talented! Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial!

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    PECK says:

    You. are. amazing.

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    Laura Bowles says:

    amazing job!

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    Andrea says:


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    Adrienne says:

    I love the dress! But I have a suggestion – if you make the neckline wide enough and the sleeves out of the knit fabric or at least wider, you can keep the back closed and they can REALLY get in and out themselves, no help velcroing the back or anything. Even my 2-year old can do it herself. Like these dresses:

    I'm totally digging making my own though!

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    Justine says:

    oh my! This is beautiful!!!! You definitely saved A LOT of money. The ones at Disneyland in CA are around $45-55 each! And that doesn't even include tax! I can't wait to see what your little man is going to wear.

    Just Better Together

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    Graves Family says:

    How did you make the arm things and neck thing? -LOL! I can't think what they are called so I hope you know what I am asking!

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    Kari @ Ucreate says:

    Another AMAZING tutorial from the "Tutorial Queen"!! I'll be linking!

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    the hatch batch says:

    Awe-inspiring. I am still too scared to go without a pattern but you are starting to change my mind. Amazing work!

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    heather says:

    Wow, this is amazing! i wish I could sew like this. how much material did you end up buying. I guess I'm just wondering how many yards and such to make this dress.

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    Busty LaRue says:

    OMG this is so cute! Wishing I had a little girl right about now. Will have to make it for one of my nieces instead, I guess :)

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    Emily says:

    Wow. This is so amazingly impressive! And thank-you so much for having such a comprehensive tutorial – I can't wait to try this, it would make my little girl sooo happy! :)

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    The Noalls says:

    Oh. My. Land. I am continually amazed at how talented you are! I can't believe you dreamt this up and free-styled it yourself! How long did it take??

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    Michelle says:

    That is just awesome! The smile on your little girl's face…you can almost hear the giggle of joy!

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    Goings on at the Glenn's says:

    so cool! I can tell your little girl is in LOVE. my daughter would love this too! I'd have to bump up the size though now that she is in a 5-6. She's only 4 but takes after daddy I guess. This might just end up being in the Christmas box this year. Oh and BTW I made one of your stroller bags the other day. I took it to the zoo today and LOVED it! I'll have to send you a photo of it soon.

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    Megan King says:

    You are so talented!

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    Amy says:

    You're amazing! It looks like an impossible task, but then when you break it down it looks very do-able. Thanks so much!

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    very merry vintage style says:

    What a beautiful dress and a beautiful post! She looks so cute… My daughters had Cinderella Halloweens when they were young too! I love the picture where she is spinning around!

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    Emily says:

    Holy Molie! I'm not ever gonna be able to make this, but just wanted to say "BRAVA" for the awesome job!! I bet your kiddos think you're a super-star :D

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    Laura@Corner House says:

    This is so beautiful! My daughter wants to be princess peach and I am sure this will come in very handy (when I get to it, I have to make her brother's first.) IF I said please a lot would you consider linking this up to my Halloween Costume linky party? please. http://www.corner–

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    Nancy's Couture says:

    Amazing!!! I love all the details of this dress and the accessories are perfect. When my little princess sees this she will be begging me for one.

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    Erin says:

    Thank you so much for the step by step tutorial…it was fabulous and even though my princess is 11, your tutorial answered some of my sewing questions and made me braver!

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    Emily says:

    kuddos, it looks great. I wanted to try and make one last year but couldn't think of how they did the white thingy's. I was also always wondering how much seam allowance I should add on for a button up back and this velco way. I'm assuming both would be 1 inch right?

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    Caroline @ Atelier Caroline says:

    That's a lot easier than I figured it would be. Thank you for the tutorial … My little girl ordered a Cinderella dress for her doll. Now I know how to do it!!


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    barneyn says:

    this is AMAZING! you are soo talented! wow!

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    Adventures in Petersonland says:

    brillant! you are AMAZING and extremely nice to share this! i love your blog and all the time you put into sharing your ideas with us all! your daughter is lucky :)

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    Marla says:

    Absolutely the best Cinderella dress I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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    Tara says:

    You did a fantastic job on that dress, and your daughter is a doll! Way to go!

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    Stephanie says:

    Unbelievable that you made that! She looks so darn cute in it. That is something to show off for sure, I bet she wants to wear it everyday. Great job!

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    Melissa says:

    That is absolutely fantastic! Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I'm filing it away for when my daughters are a little older.

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    avant-garde89 says:

    What wonderful detail! You daughter is a lucky little girl!

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    Bec says:

    Oh my gosh! That dress is STUNNING! You do such amazing work… what a lucky little girl to have such a talented mommy! Thanks for sharing!

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    Daffyv says:

    Wow, you are friggin amazing.

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    christa @ enSTYLEpedia says:

    you are an amazing seamstress. my daughter is dying to have a "blue princess dress" I wish I knew how to sew this well…maybe I'll have time to read this thoroughly someday and try it out!

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    Kelli says:

    I can't believe you didn't use a pattern, but completely free-handed this one! WOW! You should be really proud of it. I've got a rock star and a Wall-E costume to come up with…maybe I should get started!

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    Jenny says:

    This is amazing! Thanks for sharing! Makes me want a little girl! LOL! I featured you on my blog:

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    Jen says:

    That is absolutely amazing! I can't believe you sew such lovely dresses without a pattern!!!! WOW!!!!!

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    Irene says:

    wow, this is amazing. well done. I've made your tinkerbell costume for my niece and she loves it, mite try this next.

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    Dana says:

    I am overwhelmingly impressed! I cant beleive you made this!- its amazing! Please make one for my 4 year old too!!! , I just dont have your talent but am so greatful for the time you took to post the tutorial anyway, you've such a talent well done! xx

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    Lana says:

    I may have just bought a ton of fabric at Joann's huge sale today to make this and a couple others. You inspired me!! Thank you so much for the great ideas.

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    Karen G. says:

    A.MAZ.ING.!!! You are so talented–this is just beautiful! Thank you so much for all of your tutorials!! I, too, thought you would give the pattern number after looking at all of the pictures at the beginning of the post!

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    Rockstargirlz says:

    We went to Disneyworld in April I hate to come home. I could stay forever. Your Cinderella is beautiful she is my favorite of all the Princesses.
    Great job on the dress.

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    ashley says:

    WOW! Incredible! One day when I learn to sew I'm totally going to be stalking your blog!! You make it look so easy! THANK you for the inspiration!

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    Jennwith4 says:

    You are amazing! That's one happy little girl! I made the Sippy cup leash for our recent Disneyland trip and I loved it! No more dropped Sippy cups!

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    Mindy says:

    Wow! You're amazing. I might have to try this. Thanks for the great tutorial.