It’s officially runDisney race season and everyone is in full swing with their costume making! Let’s be honest if you’re not running in costume in Disney… you’re pretty much the odd wo/man out. Have fun with your races and create a fun and unique costume that fits your liking, your budget and that’s comfortable enough to run in!
Unfortunately, we could not be in Disney this weekend for the 3rd year of the Tower of Terror 10-Miler. We had a blast year and were really hoping to make it back this year. Quite, a few things came up and kept us home this year. So, instead we had the privilege of running in a local inaugural 5K Run/Walk with the Tuscaloosa Belles here in Tuscaloosa, AL. This race was the Tuscaloosa Belles Heritage Costume Run and 1 mile run/walk. There were a few costumes, but not as many as us Disney runners are used to.
SOOOO…..Here are the materials you will need:
1. Hand sewing machine (or actual sewing machine) and individual needle for hand sewing
2. White thread
3. Red thread
4. Red fabric of your texture choice, but I used plain red fabric
5. White Tank
6. White fabric: sparkle fabric or satin fabric in the wedding fabric section of your local craft store. (mine was $9/yard)
7. 3/8 inch red ribbon
8. lace of your choice (1 skinny and 1 extra wide)
9. Small doll hat.
How to go about making this Mary Poppins running costume:
Let’s begin with the white tank.
Any tank will work just fine. Choose any running/workout tank that best fits you. I chose a light Under Armour tank.
Now, sit the tank to the side and cut your corset out of your red fabric. I used a corset I already own and placed it down on top of the fabric and traced around the edges. Then, all you have to do is just cut it out following the traced line you drew. If, you don’t already have a corset just measure the front of your tank from side to side and cut a rectangular piece shape out as big as you’d like your corset to be.
NOW… all you have to do is attach your corset on however you like…pin it or sew it. considering the fabric doesn’t stretch, I only sewed mine down to the front of the tank so, that I would be able to get into the tank when race day arrived.
Take your Skinny lace of choice and sew it along the collar of the tank all the way around.
Add, your extra wide lace to the chest of the tank. Sewing one piece from the swoop of the neck to the top of the corset and add another piece facing it on the opposite side.
Leave the outer part of the wide lace loose to give it that fluffy look.
Put your finished tank to the side and let’s start on the skirt.
I am a size 4-6 so, I used 1 yard of fabric. if you are smaller or larger than this, you may need more or less fabric, just judge what you think will cover your hips and all is well.
- I will NOT take credit for someone else’s ideas! So, here is the link to the sweet lady’s blog post I followed on how to make a running skirt. This tutorial is for a sparkle skirt, but I chose this satin white fabric instead and it worked just as good!
- All, I did extra was add little red bows along the bottom of the skirt when I was finished and wore a short white petty coat underneath to add that extra fluffiness.http://beautystillremains.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/diy-sparkle-running-skirt/
For the hat I used a small baby doll hat I found at the craft store and spray painted it white. Then, hot glued……some red flowers I found in the florist section, added some lace I had left over from the tank, and placed some white tulle in random places to add the perfect Mary Poppins touch! Easy Peasy!!
AND WAHLAH!! There ya have it! a super simple and easy costume put together in a short amount of time.
P.S: I am no seamstress! If I can do this, I promise you can too!
Feel free to email me if you have any questions regarding this costume! I’d be glad to help you out in any way I can.
Have a SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS day!!