My girls were invited to a Princess birthday party and were encouraged to wear their royal attire. I knew the party was going to be outdoors, near a playground, and it was likely to be 95 degrees. So instead of putting them in those stretch velvet polyester numbers, which get torn off within 5 minutes in our air conditioned house, or in one of my handmade dress-ups, that would likely get destroyed, I decided to compromise.
So instead I created some playwear for Princesses! This is what Snow White and Cinderella wear on their days off, right?
I wanted to hold off on this post until I got better pictures, but I decided these action shots actually better illustrated my reasoning on the whole anti-dress thing. (plus I didn’t feel like it)
My girls loved them and kept them on the whole time, and bonus – now they have dress-ups they can wear outside the house too.
I don’t have a tutorial for these, they’re really just t-shirts with some added details. All it took was some knit yardage from the stash, some cut-up shirts from my refashion pile, some ric-rac, and a little bit of math. I think some of the other princesses would be really fun too, but these were the colors I had on hand.
(The yellow shorts were just a happy coincidence. You can read about them here.)
Have a great weekend!