Have you seen the movie Frozen? OMG!!!! We watch it almost everyday! We have the soundtrack and listen to it ALL THE TIME!!! My son pretends to cut ice like the men in the beginning and my daughter flies around the house singing the songs! My daughter has collected an Anna wig as well as an Elsa wig and she wears them constantly. It is not uncommon to see my son and I a few feet behind my daughter on our walks around our neighborhood as she were her Elsa wig and belts out the songs to Frozen at the top of her lungs while dance walking <3!
My daughter desperately wanted an Elsa dress(the queen from FROZEN who has winter powers). If you haven’t looked recently, it’s nearly impossible to find them. I had searched everywhere and could not find any. My daughter wears a size 6 so that makes it even harder. It seems like manufacturers forget a few things about little girls….1. They love dress up, past the size of 6…..and…2. They don’t want an itchy dress. I have bought and borrowed my fair share of princess dresses and find that so many of them are itchy or fray right away and that is if you can even find them in your child size :-/. So what to do??????!!!!!!!
Let’s make an ELSA dress!!!!!
A friend of mine had purchased a bunch of beautiful blue curtain shears, a two pack for $3!!!!!! She have me one. I decided to turn that into the dress body. The fabric is soft and since it’s a curtain SHEER it’s see through so I folded it in half(took care I the see through problem) and then folded the two ends over together to create a hem about one in down(enough to feed a ribbon through. I fed a ribbon through and tied it onto my daughter. I then cut two ribbons to create straps and while my daughter was wearing the dress I pinned the straps on and included pinning through the main ribbon that held the dress together. I left the back to be needed to tie. She loves to share her dresses, but she is on the younger end of her grade and is also a little smaller than her friends so several of her friends simply cannot fit into her dresses. By leaving it tie-able I can adjust the dress to whoever wears it and after play can leave it tied to the right size for my daughter. I took out my needle and thread then attached the straps anchoring the ribbons and dress all together. TA-DA!!!! Fully Adjustable Dress done!
How can you have the Elsa dress without a cape though, right? In the big song ‘Let it go’ Elsa swishes her cape at the end and man, every girl does that little swish! I love it!!! I dug through all of my fabric scraps and found some incredible sparkly fabric from an old Ariel project I did or my daughter. My daughter was SO EXCITED about this project we wanted to finish it ASAP! The same great friend who had given me the curtain sheer had also told me she did a Velcro removable cape. PERFECT!!!! That way incase you want to have a crazy long cape you can, and if you want to wear just a dress, you can! So I grabbed two pieces of adhesive Velcro and attached it to wear the straps hit on the back of the dress. The cape is NOT over her shoulders, a point that many will little girls will point out. Believe it or not, the cape is just a square piece of fabric with Velcro at two corners!
I need to finish some embellishments….it took me forever to find them so I’ll post pictures after those are added, but enjoy the pictures of my dear sweet little Elsa!!!
It never hurts to try!!!
Remember….They Will Love Your Effort!!!!!!’