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How to Make an Alice in Wonderland Party Dress

Updated February 21, 2017

"Alice in Wonderland" party themes are quite popular. There are many colourful characters to choose from, and costumes are commonly sold. If you want to dress up as Alice, making the right "Alice in Wonderland" party dress is the most important part. If you are a seamstress, you can make the dress yourself, or you can alter a dress or skirt to look similar. Once you recreate your "Alice in Wonderland" costume, it is simple to finish off the outfit with the right accessories.

Visit a thrift store to find a light blue A-line skirt and blue short sleeve shirt, or a light blue A-line dress. If you can't find a premade dress or skirt, buy a pattern for the "Alice in Wonderland" party dress and blue fabric.

Alter the dress or short sleeve shirt. Cut the hemline of the dress or skirt until it is tea length and hem the bottom. Sew elastic into the edges of the sleeves so that they puff out.

Buy a white apron that ties around the neck and waist. If you are unable to find one that is suitable, use a plain white T-shirt to make an apron.

Accessorise the Alice dress by placing the crinoline underneath to make it stand out. If the crinoline is longer than the dress, cut off the excess. Wear white tights and black ballet flats or Mary Jane shoes.

If you don't have blonde hair, wear a blonde wig, and tie a black ribbon around your hair to make a headband and complete the Alice costume.

Fold a T-shirt in half lengthwise, and cut a curved line from the bottom of the armhole to the outside of the collar.

Unfold the T-shirt and flip it over so that the front of the shirt is facing down. Draw a straight line directly up the centre of the shirt.

Cut only the back layer of the shirt along the vertical line, and cut around the back of the collar of the T-shirt. Do not cut around the collar on the front of the shirt, as this will remove the collar completely. You need the collar to remain attached because this will go over your head.

Turn the apron back over and cut off the 2 pieces that are sticking up on each side. Cut a small strip on each side of the apron, starting at the bottom, and stopping about 1 inch from the waist of the apron. These will be your apron strings.

Things You'll Need

  • Blue A-line skirt
  • Blue shirt
  • Blue dress
  • Thin elastic
  • Crinoline
  • White apron or white T-shirt
  • Black ribbon or headband
  • White tights
  • Black ballet flats or Mary Janes
  • Blonde wig
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Melissa McKean is a freelance writer based in Milwaukee, Wis. McKean has an expertise in web and SEO copywriting and has worked on both B2C and B2B lead generation and e-commerce websites to improve search engine rankings and usability. McKean has a bachelor's degree in advertising from Kent State University.