Diy ice queen Dress with Step-by-Step Instructions

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Let’s make another Ice queen dress!

Honest-moment: I don’t use patterns. I love to just create and the results from just creating:-)

A friend of mine asked me to make an Elsa-inspired dress for her niece, and I thought that since I don’t have any major projects going on…why not:-).

This time, I actually shopped for fabric that I thought would be Frozen-esk:-). Isn’t the fabric below jut breathtaking!!! I even found an amazing pin!!!!
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Items you need:
-1 bottle of fray check(seals ends of fabric so it would fray)
-1 yard of solid material (body)
-1 yard of accent material(flares on the side)
-1 1/2 yard or 2 yards of shiny fabric( for cape)
-3 yards of ribbon( used for straps and body to tighten)
-2, 3 inch pieces of thin ribbon(finger loops on cape)
-2, 1 inch pieces of velcro(attach cape to dress)
-optional: snowflake accents and snowflake pin

This dress was being made for a 3 year old, so I measured my almost 3 year old son for height.

I have no measurements for the child I made the dress for so I wanted to include as many adjustable features as possible.

I bought 1 yard for solid with sparkles fabric for the main body. I actually cut the piece in 1/2 so I ended up with 2 yard long pieces. I did that with the sheer accent piece as well.

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I wanted the sheer part to have a cut away to I folded the sheer part in 1/2 and cut a diagonal out. I then cut the piece in half.

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I took a paint brush and brushed all exposed ends of the fabric with fray check to protect the fabric from fraying. Always test the fabric and make sure the fray check won’t damage the fabric. In most cases it won’t.

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Now it’s the fun part: pinning and sewing:-). I always would double roll the seems. It is really challenging to keep the Fabrics together since they are very slippery.

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Next I folded down the top 1 1/2″ to make the seam the I fed the ribbon through.

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Now the dress could be almost finished if you wanted it to be strapless.

I then hand sewed on the straps. It was four pieces of ribbon about 1 foot long each. This was to allow for maximum flexibility. This dress will grow with the child AND could even almost work as top for a grown up:-). Tie the straps crisscross or normal:-)

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I made the cape using the exact same way I did for my daughter’s dress. Step by step instructions are here:
DIY Elsa Inspired Ice Queen Dress – How Do You Make The Cape? | They Will Love Your Effort
http://theywillloveyoureffort.com/2014/06/08/diy-elsa-inspired-dress-how-do-you-make-the-cape/

I love how the new cape for this dress just shines!

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I hope the little girl I made this for loves this dress!

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Remember…They Will Love Your Effort<3!

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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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