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:-).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Next I folded down the top 1 1/2″ to make the seam the I fed the ribbon through.
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:-)
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
I love how the new cape for this dress just shines!
I hope the little girl I made this for loves this dress!
Remember…They Will Love Your Effort<3!