20 Free Patterns for Kids Dress Up Fun


We’ve been trading babysitting for date nights weekly with my brother and sister-in-law. They have four cute little girls that love to dress up. My oldest wasn’t ever into the dress up thing so we are lacking in dress up clothes around here. I’d love to have a collection of clothes for them to use when they come over and hopefully get my two year old excited to do a little make-believe play with too. Here’s a collection of free patterns I’ve put together to get started.

free mermaid tail dress up pattern

1) First up is this sweet mermaid tail by Made by Marzipan. My nieces have mentioned that they’d love to dress up like the Little Mermaid. I have a top I made for my daughter last time we went to Disneyland but a mermaid tail just seems like a must to be the Little Mermaid.


DIY Poodle Skirt free pattern

2) Up next is this adorable poodle skirt by One Creative Housewife. Every little girl should have one of these in her dress up box. It’s a classic.


unicorn horn tutorial

3) Craftiness Is Not Optional has a tutorial for this magical unicorn horn. What a fun idea!


detective costume free pattern

4) We love Sherlock around here. This detective costume from Martha Stewart is perfect.


Wizard of Oz Dorthy Dress free pattern

5) This sweet Dorthy Dress by What’s Mummy Up To makes me smile and want to click my heels three times.


super hero cape pattern

6) Every dress up box needs a superhero cape, too. Vanilla Joy has a superhero cape pattern with logos.


superhero masks

7) You need a mask to go with your cape, of course. These super hero party masks by Cutesty Crafts got you covered.


little red riding hood pattern

8) I want one of these Little Red Riding Hood capes from Stitched by Crystal for myself. So cute!


wolf hat

9) You need a wolf to go with Little Red. This Faux Fur Hood from Lemon Squeezy Home is perfect.


butterfly wing tutorial

10) Maker*land’s butterfly wings are super adorable, too. Better add them to the dress up box.


princess dresses

11) If you are looking for princess dresses, Fab n’ Free has already put a list of 20 free patterns together for you.


princess hat

12) Don’t forget your princess hat. Here’s a super cute princess hat from Sun Scholars.


reversible hooded capes

13) Every princess needs a prince. Made has it covered with this reversible hooded cape.


fleece knight helment pattern

14) Wine and Glue has a sweet Knight Helmet any little boy (or girl) would get excited over.


knight shield pattern

15) Your knight will need a shield too. A Jennuine Life has you covered.


dress up wings

16) Pretty Prudent has some pretty amazing bird wings perfect for make believe.


police hat

17) My son and his friends like to knock on our front door and arrest me. Ha! The little police man hat from Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts would be fun for them.



18) Polka Dot Chair has a fun Quidditch Robe tutorial for all Harry Potter fans.


chef hat

19) Whip up a chef hat from You Can Make This. Add my little girl apron, too!


construction worker vest

20) For all the little builders out there, we need a construction worker vest by All Free Holiday Crafts.

That’s it for today, guys. I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas. If you have a pattern/tutorial of your own that would fit on this list, post a link in the comments. I’d love to check it out!

Santa Christmas Pillow {Tutorial}

santa holiday pillow tutorial

I had been searching for this super cute, retro Santa fabric all Christmas season last year in the hopes of using it to back my Christmas quilt. It’s a Joann’s print. I went to Joann’s over and over again, waiting for them to get the sweet Santas back in stock, but with no luck. It was never in stock on their website, either. I finally found a fat quarter of it on eBay and bought it. It was marked way up in price, but still totally worth it. 🙂

Without further ado, here is how to make your own patchy pillow. Continue reading Santa Christmas Pillow {Tutorial}

Easy Reindeer Gift Bags

Reindeer gift bags

Hi, friends! Today I have a simple project to share with you. I am the “Room Mom” for my daughter’s 3rd grade class. I like to come up with new ideas for each class party. I thought these sweet Rudolph bags would be a great way for them to wrap whatever gift they are making for their parents for Christmas (usually an ornament). It also ended up being a cute way to deliver neighbor gifts. Continue reading Easy Reindeer Gift Bags