DIY Princess Jasmine Costume Tutorial

How to Make a Princess Jasmine Costume - Rae Gun Ramblings

I’ve said it before but Princesses dresses are probably may favorite thing to sew ever. But what about those silly princesses that wear pants, well I guess they are pretty fun to make too ;) To day I’ve got a DIY Princess Jasmine Costume Tutorial to share with you guys. Last year when the whole family went to Disneyland I made the nieces each two princess outfits. And T picked Princess Jasmine from Aladdin for one of her costumes.

Princess Jasmine Costume Tutorial - Rae Gun Ramblings

I really love how it turned out and it was relatively easy to make if you just use some patterns or ready to wear clothes as your guide.

Step by step instructions for making a Princess Jasmine Costume - Rae Gun Ramblings

How to Make a Princess Jasmine Top

What You Need

  • Shinny fabric (I like Jo-Ann’s Casa Collection, don’t by costume satin it’s awful to sew with and won’t hold up)
  • Lining fabric (I just used broadcloth)
  • Thin gold trim mine is about 1 inch for the headband and the front bodice piece
  • Thick gold trim for the bottom of the shirt
  • Sheer fabric about 1/4 yard
  • A shirt that slips on without needing to be stretched for a pattern (or basic bodice pattern pieces)
  • Gold Buttons for the back

What to Do

  1. Make your pattern by folding your shirt in half at the center front trace around giving yourself a half inch seam allowance. Repeat for the back.
  2. Cut out a front bodice piece and back 2 bodice pieces out of the shinny fabric and the lining. The front piece should be cut on the fold.
  3. With right sides together sew the bodice shinny pieces together at the shoulders. Repeat for the lining.
  4. With right sides together sew the shinny fabric to the lining around the neck and armholes.
  5. Flip right side out and iron.
  6. Sew the side seams by opening up the pieces and placing them right sides together and sewing down the line. You should have a basic top with the back open.
  7. Finish the bottom edge of the shirt so it doesn’t unravel either with a zig zag stitch or serger.
  8. Sew on your wide trim to the bottom of the shirt with a zig zag or 3 step zig zag stitch.
  9. Sew the back together leaving about 6 inches open at the top.
  10. Cut your sheer fabric 5 inches by the length of the fabric. Fold in half lengthwise and sew so it’s a long strap. Turn right side out. Pin in place on your bodice and cut any excess off. you want it to fit loosely around. Sew a small piece of gold trim to hold the “sleeve” pieces to the center front of the boddice.
  11. Fold the left side of the back piece under 1/2 an inch and sew.  Top with buttonholes.
  12. Fold the right side under and sew. Top with  buttons.

DIY Princess Jasmine Costume - Rae Gun Ramblings

This is how the back looks. Sorry I didn’t get any pictures about how to close up the back.

Princess Jasmine Pants - Rae gun Ramblings

To make the pants just get a basic pajama pant pattern and sew it as directed but when it comes to hemming them make a wide hem and add in some elastic to make the genie style pant look.

How to Make a Princess Jasmine or Genie Costume - Rae Gun Ramblings

And because I cannot believe how big a difference just one year makes here’s the costume on T while we were at Disneyland. Obviously it’s a lot shorter now!

DIY DIsney Princess Costumes. Tutorials at Rae Gun Ramblings

Stay tuned. I’ll be sharing how I made the Belle dress soon!

Princess Jasmine or Genie Costume Tutorial at Rae Gun Ramblings

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Comments

  1. Do your nieces know how lucky they are to have you as their aunt? This costume is so great! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow morning that links to your tutorial:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-princess-jasmine-costume/2014/10/01/
    –Anne

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