Easy Princess Dress Pattern: Have you seen Frozen?

Step Four:  Sew the front

Apply fusible interfacing to the satin front piece.  Place the front piece shinny side up. princess dress pattern

Place the sequin fabric on top.  Top stitch at 1/4″ all around.  This is necessary so these two layers can be treated as one. princess dress pattern

Mark 5/8″ straight from the V point.  You will slash no more than 1/2″. princess dress pattern

Mark 5/8″ on the inverted V point.

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Align the inverted point with the V point and pin exactly on the dot you have marked previously.  Sew at 5/8″.  This is a tricky part so to make the point really sharp.  Spread the V apart and sew. princess dress patternprincess dress patternPin the upper piece of the top.  The upper part of the back of this princess dress pattern is in netting. princess dress patternprincess dress pattern

Step Five:  Sew the back of the back and attach the front

Sewing the back may seem confusing, but I assure you is not difficult.  Tulle or net is a very transparent fabric and the seams show.   So we can use the fabric to act as a bias tape just by folding and sewing the edges. For that reason, when pinning the tulle or net leave 5/8″ seam allowance on either side of the zipper.  Stitch the back at 5/8″.

Sew the side of the dress.  At this point you can fit the princess costume to the princes.  The child needs to be able to move freely.  Sew the sides at 5/8″ if no adjustment is required.  I borrowed an Australian princess from next door and she is six years old and on the tall side, so I have to take in 1/2″ on either side so she is wearing size 7.  Size 6 is too short for her.  I will not cut the fabric because I want to leave room for growth so I can take it out later.
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26 Responses to Easy Princess Dress Pattern: Have you seen Frozen?

  1. Annie Newbery says:

    Hi there,

    Is there a print friendly version of the instructions please? I have downloaded the pattern but was hoping I could save a copy of the instructions too so that I can read it easier than viewing it online.

    Thanks in advance.

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  3. Michaela says:

    Hi, I cannot figure out how to attach the back yoke and arms and even which way around the back yoke pieces go? Some more detail about this would be very useful. Thanks

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Michaela, can you please have a look at step three, it shows you how to sew the back. The sleeves are sewn front to armpit to back. They are raglan style with no shoulder cap. Hope this helps:)

  4. Shari says:

    Is there more instructions with this. especially regarding piecing the pattern together?

  5. What little girl wouldn’t love this Princess dress. Featured today, Mayra.

  6. sinaasappeljetzt says:

    Thank you so very much for the invisible zipper tutorial! This is so helpful for me right now since I am in the middle of sewing a Sleeping Beauty-dress for a four-year-old and that pattern has an invisible zipper too. I’m definitely going to take your advice and practice the technique before I return to the actual dress…
    All the best, Sina

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      You are welcome Sina!

      • sinaasappeljetzt says:

        Update: I tried the invisible zipper technique and it worked quite well, taking in account I tried it out for the very first time… The princess costume is now finished and despite some flaws only I know about 😉 it’s really lovely on my three-year-old and she enjoys twirling around in those puffy skirts 🙂 But those satin fabrics are really difficult to work with, I had now idea!
        Thanks again for your help – I will visit this tutorial again for sure when I make my next skirt or dress 🙂

        • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

          Yes you are absolutely right, satin is hard to work with. An you will get better with time, but the pain is so worth it when you see your little girl feeling like a princess and you are the hero! Please share a picture, love to see it.

  7. Paula says:

    love the frozen pattern my 2.5 yr old granddaughter will be that for Halloween love that it is different sizes thanks

  8. theboblynn says:

    Lovely, The reader above was right. it is very popular with all ages. I made her the Anna costume using the commercial pattern. That pattern has some real issue in sizing… but we got through it. My daughter is a music major at a local University and used her Halloween costume as a costume to sing that nerve-racking theme song… lol. Her nieces have been begging to have dresses to “like” their auntie’s will have to give your pattern a try.

  9. Julie says:

    Thank you! You guys are great:) My girls (6 and 8) and I are going to all dress like princesses….let’s be honest..who doesn’t want to wear a princess dress around the house?

  10. twemyss says:

    o gosh, my 4 year old grandchild takes after us, european height and looks like a 6 year old! So the 4 year old dressup I bought her was too small, so I cut off the top, made it into a skirt, sewed sequins on a white t shirt and made buttons on the top and hooks on the cape, she loves it, hahaha

  11. Sj says:

    Your little girl understood that princesses can be both pretty AND powerful.

    Frozen is weirdly popular across lots of age groups in the USA. I’m a college age woman and I know a few people my age who might just use this tutorial for themselves.

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      I am going to have to watch the movie now to understand this, but I think why not!!! dressing up is fun and Halloween is coming.

  12. Gail B says:

    Your princess dress is Awesome!! Thank you for this special pattern! gail

  13. bcwestblog says:

    My granddaughter is crazy for everything Frozen. I watched the movie with her and she sings along with all the parts even the reindeer.We bought her the cape and the sparkles come off all over the place. It was handmade on Etsy.I remember being enamoured with Tinkerbell when I was little. Our parents took us to Disney. My sister and I had glow in the dark wands and used to hide in the closet to use them. I’m happy that you will bring this magic to many a home with this pattern! So sorry for daylillydawn’s son. My mother was on dialysis, so I know how difficult this can be. I will say a prayer that he gets a donor.

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      I love your story! Hiding in the closet! I will use this to add glow in the dark details to the dress, thank you for comment.

  14. karen says:

    This summer I had seven great nieces visiting all under the age of 10. Six of them are princess crazy and asked for princess dresses. It will be nice to oblige. Thank you for the pattern!

  15. daylilydawn says:

    I can relate to you when you say your little girl was tiny, my first child was born weighing 3 lbs 7 1/2 ounces and was 17 inches long. The day we brought him home from the hospital, a woman asked me if I was holding a doll in the carrier or was it a real baby. I replied that it was a real baby. He stayed small all his life. He is currently 40 years old, weighs less than 100 lbs, has never weighed more than 99 lbs. He is a bout 5 foot 2 inches tall, which is very short for a man here in the USA.He was born with kidney disease that affected his growth and in 2000 he had a kidney transplant. But in 2013 a customer with sick children came into the store where he was working. One of the children coughed in his face and gave him aninfection that nearly killed him. It did cause him to reject the kidney after 13 ye4ars of working perfectly for him. He is now back on dialysis and deals with it the only way he knows how to, one day at a time.

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