DIY Elsa Inspired Dress – How Do You Make The Cape?



I have received a lot of questions about how had I actually made the cape for my daughter’s Elsa inspired dress.

If you follow my blog at all, you know that for me, keeping it simple is key! I had made the dress fort daughter out of a curtain sheer. Read the description here(An Elsa Inspired Dress For My Girl!! | theywillloveyoureffort

So after making the dress, I was ready for the dress to be D-O-N-E! However, if you’ve seen Frozen, A big part of the ‘Let it go’ song is at the end where Elsa takes her cape and throws is around her. You HAVE TO HAVE A CAPE!

Well, here’s how I did it…it’s very complicated…lean in….I took an almost square piece of fabric(maybe 1 1/2 yards-it was leftover from an Ariel skirt I made for my daughter when she was 2!), I cut two small squares of adhesive Velcro, stuck the hook part(scratchy side) to two corners of the square piece of fabric, then put the two soft pieces(loop side of Velcro) and stuck it to the dress where the straps attach.

That’s it. No special taper cut, no special hem, not multiple pieces of fabric sewn together…just a beautiful piece of fabric with Velcro in the corners. That’s it:-)

If you have fabric that frays, make sure you use fray-check(looks like liquid glue, dries clear and prevents fabric from falling apart).

If you want to get fancy(I eventually did), you can add snowflake embellishments. My daughter only wanted three snowflakes added. One big one on the front center, and the a small on on the cape on the pretty side of the cape at the Velcro spot.





Don’t be afraid to try to be simple. You can always change it;-)

Remember…They Will Love Your Effort<3

Hi! My name is Dominique and I'm lucky enough to be the wife to my True Love and mother to a little girl and a little boy. I grew up in the Midwest but have loved living in NC, our new home. I'm actually an Industrial Engineer by schooling, but am now a domestic engineer(Stay-at-home-Mom) and feel very blessed to have this job. I have always loved the challenge in making the most of things...whether it's figuring out that a filing cabinet , a $10 piece of countertop and a few scraps of wood can be turned into a desk, that a curtain sheer, some ribbon, and a square piece of fabric can be transformed into an Elsa-like dress, or how to provide an interesting lunch for my little girl who is in a peanut free classroom. I love to figure things out and to create. I hope you enjoy reading my posts. I hope that my posts will inspire you to create. I hope that with my posts you will see that They Will Love Your Effort, whether things turn our perfect or not;-)

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