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Quickly crochet with me these gorgeous fan art Disney princess dresses. No pattern or sewing is needed!
You already know but, I am in no way affiliated with Disney. These dresses are inspired by iconic characters and are considered fan art. I am all about creating heirloom pieces and not infringing on any copyrights.
Like many other moms, I want to have adorable Disney outfits for my kids when we go. I am also practical in that I want my kids to be comfortable and ready for a long day in the park. Unfortunately, a lot of the adorable Disney princess dresses are either very expensive or incredibly itchy. While doing my research to find the perfect toddler park dress, I found this one from Gap Kids. But boy it’s pricey! The top is knit so I thought, why not make one myself.
So, I decided to take what I learned from the previous princess dress I made and improve upon it with a little bit of magic! For the previous dress, I went with larger very loose stitches with an ivory lace skirt. I was a little disappointed in the stiffness of the skirt so I wanted to try something a little different. Life is all about learning and I know that I learn best from trying again!
- Lion Brand Turboo (scarlet)
- Tulle (Cream, Frayed Edge, 2 Packs)
6mm crochet hook
Blue / Classy Elegant / Cinderella Dress
Call it what you want, this dress is adorable! I wanted more closed-in, knit-like fabric. Starting at the basics, I held two strands of Lion Brand Truboo together at the same time. For my stitch, I decided to use a waistcoat stitch. This stitch is really simple, you work single crochets as usual except you work it in the middle of the stitch from the previous row. Don’t worry, I show you exactly how in my video tutorial!
For the skirt, I wanted to go with a chiffon ribbon. I ordered some ribbon on Amazon, but it was not the exact color I was looking for. It was a much darker blue with a smooth edge so I bought another lighter version with a distressed edge from a different seller. I ended up using both colors and overall after the aftermath of Magic Kingdom, the darker colored ribbon with the smooth edge held up beautifully. While the lighter became a game of pulling off strings for my daughter to the point that she almost became entangled in them. Short story long, I think the smooth-edged ribbon is more practical and tough for this project.