Sleeping Beauty Tutu Dress Tutorial: No-Sew Disney Aurora Dress
*Updated October 2019
Are you ready to learn how to make this Sleeping Beauty Tutu Dress? In the spirit of visiting Disneyland for the first time EVER this week, I thought we’d kick off a fun tutorial (possibly series if people are interested) showing how to make different Disney princess dresses for less than $10. Though this one is specifically showing Aurora you really could use this to make any Disney Princess tutu dress. These also work as a last-minute Halloween costume. So if you’re wondering how to make a Disney Princess tutu dress, read on!
While writing this post I realized I haven’t done a tutorial in quite a while. What can I say, I’m not a big crafter. Which means if you see a tutorial on my blog that means it’s freakishly simple (because if it’s too hard I’d rather just tell you where to buy it), and super cheap. I did a simple tutu dress tutorial years ago and this kind of builds on that adding to them and making them themed like different princesses. Since Disneyland is home to Princess Aurora’s castle I thought we’d start with her.
Sleeping Beauty Tutu Dress
Back in the day I made tutus all the time, so I had a bunch of extra tulle laying around, but I still went out and bought some more since she’s grown a couple feet since the last time I made one of these, and this being a full-length ball-gown style, I needed to have lots of tulle.
If you have a princess in your home who loves to dress up, and don’t want to drop a ton of money on the fancy costumes, this is another cute alternative that you can whip up in less than an hour.
You don’t need much for your no-sew Sleeping Beauty tutu dress.
- Pink tulle the 6in X 25yd rolls make it really easy.
- I try to get them on sale for $2.50/roll You’ll need about 4 to get it as thick and long as my daughter’s.
- White tulle
- Here’s an assortment of tulle colors.*
- Crocheted headband (or tutu top) 6-10in wide
- You can find some here.
- Scissors to cut the tulle
- Ribbon for the straps
- Clear small rubber bands for tying the ends together
No-sew Sleeping Beauty tutu dress tutorial:
Measure your princess from him to feet. Cut all of your tulle to twice that length. For my daughter this was 16.5in so I cut the tulle 33in long.
Fold a piece of tulle in half then grab the bottom of the crocheted top and push the tulle loop through.
Grab the two ends of the tulle and pull them through the loop, making a slip knot.
Continue all the way around until you achieve your desired fullness.
Measure your little girl around her shoulders and cut strips of tulle to be 2Xs that length. Find where you want the center of the front of the dress to be and slip the white tulle halfway through the font of the crocheted top.I used my rubber bands to keep the ends together and didn’t tie it in a bow until it was on my daughter (when she took it off she was able to keep the bow in tact so she can easily slide it on or off later.
Measure how long you want your shoulder straps to be, cut the ribbon and tie to the front and back. I measured about an inch and a half from the center of the crocheted top. Another option is tying the straps together in a halter top.
Cut more white tulle at just under half the length of your tutu. This will be the white part of Aurora’s dress. Tie these sections on the same way you tied the pink tulle. I tied about 4-5 strips on all the way around, then connected the ends together at the bottom with clear rubber bands.
(Optional) Add more ribbon embellishments to the bodice. My daughter didn’t want me to add anything else, but I may go back and add three small strips of white ribbon down the center.
Try it on and have a photo shoot!
Easy enough right? Let me know if you have any questions, or if you’d like to see more of these!
What do you think of her new dress? Who would you like to see next?
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Tags: aurora dress, Disney princess tutu dress, sleeping beauty dress, tutu dress, tutu dress tutorial
I found your DIY tutu dress on pinterest. I have a question regarding the top. My daughter is 7 and her chest measurement is 24″. What size would you recommend for the top? There’s no size chart on Amazon.
Thanks for your help
Hi Cece! So glad you found my post. I’d recommend a large for her size. I bought a couple 10x9in ones and they would probably fit her great! they were a little big for my little girl.
Wow, what an idea for making a tutu dress for baby in chap. I will try to make it. But I have no good idea for making such dress. Apart from that my daughter love tutus dress, especially pink colored dress. That’s why recently on her birthday her father means my husband offered her a pink tutu dress which was ordered from an online store as mamaloni.
This is amazing! My daughter has been asking to be Aurora, but I didn’t want to buy a costume. I like to make them. Plus, they are ridiculously expensive. You have saved the day!
Oh, one last thing: where did you get that tiara?
My friend wants a version of this for flower girl dress for her 10-year-old, do you think the top will be too see through for it?
Is the top slightly see through once it’s on?
Hi Ashley! Yes, with just one crochet top stretched out it’s pretty see through. We did an extra one underneath to give her move coverage 🙂
Hi can you tell me how can I get tutu dress metarials in Saudia Arabia
Where did you get the tiara?
From the Disney Store. It’s actually Anna’s Tiara 🙂
How tall was your daughter when you made the dress???
Hmm, I’d say about 3.5 feet.
Love this tutorial. Will definitely be trying it. What size top do you recommend for a 4 year old? Also what added extras to do a Snow White one? Thanks.
Hi, I’m wanting to try making something similar to this, except in an adult size. Do you happen to know what size top would be needed (to accommodate boobs ? )
Amazing tutorial for a gorgeous little princess. It would be nice to see Tiana or Frozen (Anna/Elsa) in your next tutorial if you decide to make this a series.
Your tutorial is GREAT and very easy to follow!! I just had two baby nieces born and would love to make a few of these for them….(I have all boys, so this is my opportunity for dainty)!! Where do you find the crocheted tops? Do they come in pre-cut sizes or would I have to cut them to fit a 1-month-old and a 5-month-old baby?
Im not sure of the name of the website I was on, but Google lined crochet headband. They make them for tutu tops and are not see through
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This is awesome, have just ordered all my stuff – thank you!! Your daughter looks adorable, can’t wait to make this dress 🙂
how much yard of tull is required for making a full tutu gown for a 1year baby??
I want to put a lining inside it.how can I do that,as my baby is just 6months,i don’t want to irritate her
Hi mam I want material of tutu frock mam.u have plz send details.how to buy.
I usually get it on Amazon. I linked to the products I use 🙂
Im so happy to have found this post, im going to bookmark this and use this to make my daughters birthday dress! My son and daughter are doing a mario theme and Im going to make a princess peach dress, pretty similar to this one! Im super excited, because your daughter looks gorgeous in this dress
Very useful and so peaceful post for us. Such a good work and so good write up.
My granddaughter is just turning 2 and is princess obsessed, now that i’ve found you I’m tutu princess dress making obsessed Gramma!