Fairy Dress: Make Your Own Costume (And No Sewing Skills Are Required For This One!)

These fun, puffball fairy dresses look great and require no sewing skills at all! If you can tie, you can make this dress.

These fun, puffball fairy dresses look great and require no sewing skills at all! If you can tie, you can make this dress.

                 These three sisters were a vision in tulle at a recent birthday party for the youngest in Miss Hattie’s Tea Room. When their clever and talented mom said she was making fairy costumes for her girls to wear, I assumed she  meant with a sewing machine — or at the very least, with a traditional needle and thread!

             Turns out this adorable little fairy dress really comes together like magic. If you can tie a knot, you can make it.

              Those ethereal-looking wisps that flutter and float, turning little girls into enchanting puffballs, are nothing more than long strips of inexpensive tulle. They’re held in place by knots tied on a circle of elastic that fits just beneath a little girl’s arms. Ribbons create shoulder straps — and this mom added pretty flowers and sparkles across the bodice for extra pizazz.

         DId I hear you say that means some sewing was required after all?!? You’re right. This mom did sew on the ribbons and sew together the elastic circle. But if you can’t sew well enough to do that, other options are available. Tie the strips of tulle onto one long string, for example, and tie it in the back, creating an apron. Ribbon shoulder straps can always be pinned in place.

         In the interest of honesty, I’m betting you would be wishing hard for a magic wand by the time you tied every single strip of tulle! But making a dress could be a project that evolves over time — a few strips every night.  

         I can’t tell you how adorable these little girls were when they waltzed into the party in these precious, wispy outfits. “They look just like little tumbleweeds,” one of my fairy helpers whispered. I agree. Ethereal little tumbleweeds!  Enjoy a few more pictures:

3 Responses to “Fairy Dress: Make Your Own Costume (And No Sewing Skills Are Required For This One!)”

  1. irishclover7 Says:

    I love this Idea!! How cute and original. I have been trying to figure out a way to make fairy costumes!! So lovely!!

  2. Rae Says:

    What a wonderful idea!! I was looking for an easy way to make my 2 year old grand daughter a fairy costume. She is so very girly and will love this. Thank you very much. From a Kiwi Nanna.

  3. askthepartyfairy Says:

    It is somewhat easier (and requires less tulle) to make a fairy skirt instead of a full-lenth fairy dress. The tutus made this way look almost as fancy and ethereal as the full-lenth dresses! Some moms tell us that children enjoy wearing the shorter, tutu-style skirt for longer periods of time than the full dress. :)

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