Dress Up Round Up

The dress up box I have been making for Immy’s second birthday is all but complete. She shall soon go forth and join the many generations of children who have played dress ups. Yes, like me, shown here at my Nanna’s house where I often played dress ups with my cousins – amazing what a few petticoats and nightgowns can become in the imagination of a small child!

For Immy’s box I have made;

A really simple tutu, the tutorial for which appeared on Simple Kids.

A tribute to her passion for Captain Feathersword, a pink pirate hat! You will find the tutorial here on Craftblog.

A felt butterfly mask. Find the tutorial here.

A hat fit for a fairy princess. Here’s the tutorial link.

I have also made a felt crown which will be unveiled with some party photos in a few days.

I am adding some colourful scarves which were raided from Grandma’s wardrobe.
I have attached ribbon to two of them so that they easily become capes or skirts or whatever other fantastical creation Immy and her friends dream up.

“Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.”

Walt Disney Company

I think for now that is a good start to Immy’s dress up collection. I would love to hear what is in your dress up box. What do your children love to dress up in?


  1. SquiggleMum says:

    What delightful fun the birthday girl will have with her dressups!! She's blessed to have you as her Mummy.

    We always have sunglassess (sans lenses) and handbags in our dressup box too 🙂

  2. You've done a great job! You know what's in our dress up box? All my ball gowns!

  3. worksformehomemaking says:

    What a beautiful idea! My daughter will be 2 in May and she would LOVE this. Sadly, I don't have the time or inclination to sew all these, but maybe just compiling the dress up box would be a good idea…

  4. Super Sarah says:

    Hats and handbags, and some old clompy shoes of mine. Amy will accessorize those with ANYTHING! What a fantastic present, hours of fun for years!

  5. As a joke some of my friends went thrift store shopping for my son's 2nd birthday. They filled his dress up box with all sorts of things including purses, high heals, pink sunglasses and skirts. He likes to play with the costumes I've purchased at post-Halloween sales but my daughter (not even born at the time of that party) LOVES all the girly thrift store finds.

  6. This is a beautiful idea! I like it so much! I think I just have to be patient enough to make my daughter something like this.
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  7. PlanningQueen says:

    Christie, you have made some gorgeous things. I love the idea of attaching some ribbon onto a scarf – such fun!

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