Whether it’s the Disneyland 1/2 marathon or the Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon, dressing up for any Run Disney race is an absolute MUST. For me, having a Disney running costume that is comfortable while I’m on the course is also a MUST. Here’s how I put together a Sleeping Beauty running costume for my friend for the Disney Princess half Marathon with very little sewing involved! You can use the same technique to make a Princess Running Tank for your Belle running costume or Cinderella running costume.
Supplies: 1 Team Sparkle skirt in pink (super lightweight and so comfortable), 1 pair of hot pink velvet Sparkle Sleeves, 1 pink running tank (got mine at Target), 1/8 yard of white, swimsuit lycra (or other lightweight knit fabric), needle and thread or sewing machine.
If you are planning on dressing up as Belle, start with a Golden Yellow Team Sparkle Skirt, gold Sparkle Sleeves and a yellow running tank. Is Cinderella your princess of choice? You will want to start with a pale blue Team Sparkle Skirt, silver Sparkle Sleeves and a pale blue running tank.
1. Measure the distance of your upper chest making sure to go around (not under) your arms. Use this measurement to cut your piece of knit fabric (your measurement x 8″)
2.Using a sewing machine (or by hand), stitch two rows of wide stitches down the center of your cut piece. Make sure to leave thread ends loose.
3. Pull the thread ends to gather your strip of fabric down the middle.
4. Stitch the gathered piece to the center front of your running tank. Put a few stitches connecting the band to the armhole (see picture) to tack it in place. This is a good point to try on your tank to make sure you like the placement of your princess band. Also, have someone help pin the band together in the back, testing out how tight or loose you want it around your arms and also how high or low to sew it to the tank back. Once that is decided, stitch the ends of the bands together to make a complete loop.
5. Stitch the band to the back of your tank and you’re ready to Run Like a Princess!
Make sure you do at least one practice run in full running costume to tweak as needed to stay comfortable during the race and be sure you’re ready to run happily ever after!
This tutorial & the project created is for personal use only & not for commercial use.