Sunday, 17 February 2008

Genie or Princess Jasmine Costume

Genie Costume Close up


My DD wanted to have an I dream of Genie come Princess Jasmine costume for her birthday party a few months ago.

I went on a hunt both online and offline to find a suitable outfit.

Keywords I used:
  • Genie including Jeanie
  • Princess Jasmine
  • Arabian Princess
  • Belly dancer
  • Costume
  • Outfit
  • Dress-up
It needed to be something modest,(bare midriffs were out, thank goodness!), the colour had to be turquoise or close to it, and something suitable for cool weather. I somehow had to also incorporate each of the four different fabrics my daughter had chosen into the costume without it looking odd. I found a few costume styles that I thought Little Miss would like. WRONG. None of them were pretty enough.

Genie Costume

I then set about drafting a pattern, to DD's specifications of course! I used some pattern pieces from several different sources and altered them to create just the right outfit. Did I succeed? According to my daughter I did. Yay!!! What a relief!

The fabrics I used were plain turquoise satin, sequined teal satin, sequined turquoise stretch, and turquoise organza. The trims were some beaded ribbon and some pretty buttons. The left over trims I used to decorate DD's hair and create a genie type headband (i'm not sure of the correct term). All in all It was a success and a fun challenge for me to make.

7 comments:

  1. Aww that's really pretty and the first thing I thought when I saw the pic (before reading the text) was Princess Jasmine! So yay, well done!

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  2. Thanks Tassie and Gina, the costume was so much fun to make, but my DD had more fun wearing it! lol

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  3. Wow, that is gorgeous. How clever are you!!

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  4. Im browsing through your blog and I saw this. I love making costumes. This ones looks awesome and I bet your DD does love wearing it. So would I.

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  5. I know that this is a post from quite a while ago, but with that said, I like you had to find a princess jasmine costume for my 5 year old. I found this site and used your picture to create a pattern and recreate your outfit in purple and gold as requested by DD. Thank you so much for the pictures, mine turned out great thanks to you.

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  6. Could you tell me about how much of each fabric you needed? I love this idea for a costume, but am not the most knowledgeable when it comes to sewing. My daughter is about a size 6-7. Thanks!

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