Have you ever made something and just fell head over heels in love with it?
That is how it is with the Minnie Mouse Dress. As I was creating this dress, I honestly wasn’t sure if I was even going to like it. However, once that final stitch was in place and I held it up, all worry vanished. Now, the dress is one of my very favorite creations, and I am a little tempted to put my daughter in it each and every day.
The Minnie Mouse Dress is part of the Disney Wardrobe. Just in case you aren’t familiar with this…
We are going on a BIG trip to Disney World in September to celebrate Raileigh’s fourth birthday. In anticipation of the trip, I am working to create Raileigh the ultimate Disney wardrobe that both suits her girly style and is perfect for all-day wear in the parks.
To create the Minnie Mouse Dress, I used my favorite go-to pattern- The Sienna Dress from Lil Blue Boo. This is one of those patterns that I have sewn so many times, I no longer need any directions! I cut this dress as a 4T, but lengthened it to a 5T. I also modified the sleeve length, and attached the collar in a slightly different way.
This dress is upcycled from a total of four different shirts. The green Minnie Mouse shirt is one that I actually purchased for myself at a thirft shop several years ago. However, it proved to be a bit too snug for me, so it went into the “to be upcycled” pile. The yellow stripes at the bottom were taken from a women’s polo shirt that I picked up at our Goodwill Outlet. The black sleeves came from a t-shirt, the rest of which I used on a previous project. The pink neck band is from the Tinkerbell shirt that I used to make The Tinkerbell Dress.
Every time I see Raileigh in this dress, I honestly cannot help but smile. It’s a good thing that she loves it as much as I do, because I know that it will be getting a lot of wear… even before we make it to Disney World!