Snow White Shirt Tutorial AKA Grown Ups Can Have Princess Outfits Too

Grown ups can get in on the fun of dressing up at Disneyland too. A fun and comfy Snow White Shirt Tutorial from Rae Gun Ramblings

A few weeks ago my whole family went to Disneyland. It was the naughty nieces’ first time and I was busy making them princess dresses for each day (yeah I know I didn’t have princess dresses when I went to Disneyland as a kid and I only went for one day). But I wanted to make a little something for me so I whipped up this cute upcycled tank Snow White shirt. It came together super quickly and when paired with a yellow knit skirt it was a super comfy fun outfit to wear to Disneyland. I had tons of people asking me about it so that was kinda fun.

Snow White Shirt Tutorial

Step by step instructions on how to take a tank top and make it into a cute Snow White Costume - Rae Gun Ramblings

For the Shirt You’ll Need:

  • Navy Tank Top
  • White fabric (collar)
  • Red Fabric (Sleeve)
  • Light Blue Fabric (Sleeve)
  • Yellow fabric (sleeve)
  • Yellow Ribbon

How to make Snow White sleeves tutorial at Rae Gun Ramblings

Start off by making the sleeves. If you’re finding my description too fast be sure to check out my tutorial on how to make princess sleeves.

  1. I started by making myself a sleeve pattern. Take a sleeve pattern for a poofy sleeve (or just add some space in the middle to make it poofy) .
  2. Slit the sleeve 3 times to make room for the red pleats.
  3. Cut about 2 inch slits for each gap out of red.
  4. Sew the sleeve pieces together.
  5. Pleat the red part back folding each side of the blue on top of the red and pin.
  6. Sew basting stitches along both edges and gather. Fit to the arm hole of the tank and leave a few inches of extra space on each side since the armhole will stretch when you sew it on. Sew or serge finishing the edges of the sleeve.
  7. Iron a strip of yellow fabric long enough to go around your flexed bicep plus a few inches in half and sew/serge the raw edge of the strip to the bottom edge of your sleeve.
  8. Set aside

Next make the collar.

  1. Lay a piece of paper on top of your tank top and sketch a collar. I added 1/2 inch seam allowance but I wish I had made my collar a lot bigger.
  2. cut 4 collar pieces out of white fabric.
  3. Sew two pieces together leaving a small hole along the top edge to turn it right side out. Snip up to the sewing line and then turn the piece right side out and iron. Repeat with the other two pieces
  4. Position your collar pieces on the shirt and sew along the top edge.
  5. Sew the ribbon down the middle of the shirt (I stitched a line on both edges of the ribbon).

Set in your sleeves.

  1. So this part is a tiny bit tricky you can fit the sleeve to the tank and sew the sleeve closed but know that it will stretch so I’d make the sleeve circle a few inches bigger than the tank armhole. I did not do this so my tank had extra space at the arm pit. I just folded it and called it a cooling area.
  2. If I were to do it again I would stay stitch the tank armhole first allowing it to stretch a little since I don’t like cramped armholes. Then I’d fit the sleeve to the armhole and then you won’t have to worry about the sizes not matching and set in the sleeve how you would on any garment.

Snow White Shirt Tutorial turn a basic tank into a cute costume - Rae Gun Ramblings

Super fun right? My only regret is that I didn’t make one for each day it would have been fun and easy to make Cinderella (just a light blue tank and sheer blue poofy sleeves) or peasant Sleeping beauty which is one of my favorite Disney princess outfits. I think I still might ;)

Snow White Shirt Tutorial at Rae Gun Ramblings

And here are some cute pictures that my sister took of me and the girls in our outfits. That day L wore her Belle Dress and T wore her Jasmine outfit. I’ll have tutorials for both their outfits up soon.



Comments

  1. That is darling girlfriend!!

  2. Such a fun idea. And who wouldn’t want to get on some princess dress up action. You are crazy talented lady.
    xoxo
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  3. That is so awesome!! I posted on Craft Gossip with a link to your tutorial:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-snow-white-t-shirt-for-a-grown-up-princess/2013/08/08/
    –Anne
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  4. SO cute!! You are so creative! :) Can’t wait to see the other princess tutorials!
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  5. This is so fun! You looks so cute in it! You are so talented. I love how original this is.

  6. Just showed this to my 10 year old and she loved it and said you looked so cute in it. Had to tell you that as well :)
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  7. WOW! You are so talented! I like to sew, but I’m nowhere near capable of making an entire outfit!! Great job :)
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  8. What a fun idea! You are such a cute aunt.
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  9. Oh my gosh Marissa! That is so cute!! I think you really have to make up some more of these! Princess tank tops all around! :)
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  10. Just found this via Pinterest and House of Hepworths link party.. I absolutely LOVE this shirt. This is so cute and a sewing project I could tackle! This would be a perfect Halloween costume or just an everyday shirt :)

    Love Disney!

    Ally
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  11. That is so adorable and I love, love that you dressed up with the girls! Making memories… that’s what it’s all about!
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  12. Soooooooooooooooo very cute ,thank you for your design . ;)

  13. this is awesome. Thanks for the great idea and pics.

  14. Marissa!!!!! This is DARLING! I for real might make this far Halloween. Unless you can come up with an Arial one for me :) You’re my feature for Made With Love today!

  15. Thanks for sharing!!!
    I’m in the process of making a Snow White shirt for my trip to Disney World next month. I’ll be attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party and I wanted to dress up without wearing a full on costume. I did pretty much the same thing but with a t-shirt instead of a tank as I’m a “Pooh” sized gal. I was able to find a pair of yellow capris ($7), a yellow skirt ($5), a dark blue t-shirt ($3), and a light blue t-shirt ($3) all at my local walmart on the clearance rack. I bought both the capris and skirt as I’m not sure which I want to wear yet. I took the sleeves off both shirts and sewed the light blue sleeves on to the dark blue, adding loops of red ribbon and trimmed it with yellow ribbon. I found an apple purse and red hair bow online to complete my look.

  16. soo doing this for halloween. thanks for the great idea!

  17. Absolutely gorgeous! Suitable for kids and for their mothers :)

  18. Hi! I really liked your idea and I hope you don’t mind that I linked to this post from my blog at http://gfreerunning.com/2013/12/21/running-costumes-snow-white-part-one/

  19. So fun! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Great Tutorial! Im Made a Snow White Dress for my daughter some weeks ago (here: http://kariko-aktiv.blogspot.de/2014/07/sunny-schneewittchen.html) It would have been easier for me, if I had your tutorial before.

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