What little girl (or grown girl) doesn’t LOVE Moana? When we decided to make more Princess Dress Tutorials, we knew a DIY princess Moana dress had to be included.
Making this one was a bit more involved than the others, but still pretty simple.
- Simplicity Pattern 2377
- 1.5 yards cream-colored fabric (skirt and 2nd layer)
- 1/2 yard orange fabric (bodice and sleeves)
- 1/4 yard light brown fabric
- 1 yard of fringed lace trim
- 1/4 yard of orange pompom trim
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE SKIRT:
The pattern says to cut 2 of the skirt piece on the fold. Cut one on the fold out of the cream fabric. Then fold the “on the fold” part at a diagonal with the largest part about 5″ wide and the small part about 2″ wide. Layer the cream fabric and cut once leaving a quarter inch seam allowance.
Next, flip the pattern over and cut the diagonal piece out of the light brown fabric leaving a quarter inch seam allowance. If this doesn’t make a ton of sense look at the picture below with all the pieces sewn together.
Sew these pieces together with a quarter inch seam allowance, press seam open. This is the front skirt piece. It should be about the same size as the back piece you cut earlier.
Sew the back and front skirt pieces as instructed in the pattern. Set it aside and work on the layer.
Now for the top layer! Using the same pattern piece from the skirt, cut 2 more cream pieces on the fold; cut the bottom hem on a diagonal like the picture. The picture only shows one piece, but I cut the other one exactly like this.
Sew the fringe lace trim to the bottom of the layers. Then sew the two layers together to make one long piece. Assemble the skirt and layers together making the point of the layers meet or overlap at the light brown piece. (See picture)
Gather skirt according to pattern instructions.
MOANA BODICE INSTRUCTIONS:
Cut sleeves and bodice front/back out of orange fabric. Then cut a front bodice again, but cut the bottom on an angle to attach the lace and pompom trim. (See picture)
Apply the lace trim and pompom trim to the smaller piece. Attach the smaller piece and bodice at the neck with a basting stitch. Attach the sleeves per pattern instructions.
Assemble the rest of the dress according to pattern instructions.
Now your little one has a Moana Princess play dress. ENJOY!
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Post By – Becky Vandenberg
Make sure to check out the other princess dresses…