Your child receives an invitation to some costume party; it’s time for you to make this project a fun and unforgettable experience not just for her but for you also. Always make sure that your little girl stands out wearing the most attractive and lovely princess dress of them all. Wearing costumes is a trend that will never disappear.

You can consider running down to a nearby neighbourhood dress shop and get a great flower girl gown but that will cost you. Try making your child her very own fancy dress costume instead. In case you don’t know how to make fancy dress costumes, read onto get more information.

Fancy Princess Dress 101

Below are a few basic steps you can easily take to make that beautiful gown:

-Select a second hand flower-girl dress

Be sure that the dress doesn’t have noticeable damages like gaping holes or marks. If it has rips, try to mend it. Green tulle skirts which have ripped hemlines are easy to mend. Get some sharp shears and cut of the skirt evenly. You can make your child wear green leggings underneath to accomplish the fairy princess look.

Another idea is to find a dress that features a low-cut bodice, definite waistline, as well as a full skirt. You could prefer to add much more layers to make the gown costume grander.

-Measure your child’s waistline and add an inch. Find the centre of the grosgrain ribbon and mark the measurement in half in one direction and the other half, in the opposite direction.

-Select four different colours of tulle or netting shades that is close to the dress

For example, if the dress is red, you can go for light red, pink, light pink and fuchsia for the colours of the netting. You will require four times the measurement of your child’s waist. Position the layers of tulle or netting on the top of each other with the darkest hue at the base and the lighter colours on top of it.

Put a straight pin every six inches on the length of the tulle. Gather the tulle or netting and find the length of the material making use of a needle and thread. Make sure it is equivalent to your child’s waistline while leaving an inch of space. Knot the thread every six inches.

-The next phase would be to sew the tulle into the bow so the gathered tulle is within the centre of the ribbon. Cut the longest layer of fabric so that it grazes the floor. Cut the next layer of tulle, six inches shorter than the longest layer. The third layer ought to be 12 inches shorter as opposed to longest layer while the fourth is 18 inches shorter than the first one.

– Modify the tulle.

You can choose fabric flowers, sequins, and other fancy trinkets. You may sew them on or affix them using a glue gun. Add some flowers on the bodice of the dress. You can choose to cover the straps with tiny flowers or place a large flower in the sleeves.

Tie the skirt you created with tulle and ribbon and tie the wider satin ribbon above the thin ribbon.


Attractive costumes include extra accessories. Put a nice tiara or buy some imitation diamond necklaces. You may also look for long velvet gloves that complement the colour tone of the dress. You may also add some shiny bracelets over the gloves.

Making fancy dress costumes is easy. If you have no time at all and are searching for a trendy costume right away, you can go on the web and browse through websites providing reasonably priced, unique and stylish costumes.

The author is a fashion designer who knows how to make adult costumes as well as flapper costumes.

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