Saturday, 13 September 2014

DIY Elsa Dress

This is my second Elsa Dress, version one including a tutorial can be found here. I made this in July for little e's 6th birthday party at the start of August, it was a hit!

This time the spec was a proper Elsa dress... i.e. skirt with a split and sheer blue material on top!

All my fabrics are from ebay and go against all the ethical fabric buying rules I have set myself but you don't get organic fairtrade sparkly material so I suppose ethics have to take a back seat sometimes... The sheer blue is stretchy power mesh used in underwear, sequin stuff is also stretchy and the skirt is stretchy satin.

I used a kids t-shirt pattern and cut the mesh out as the pattern but shortened it to be to the waist.

I then cut the sequins using the sheer blue as a template and curved the top slightly. I forgot to make the waist a v shape - next time! Sequins were then sewn over the sheer and the snowflake organza added in the seam between the sequins and mesh on the back. The top was then made as you would any t-shirt and the neck was rolled on the overlocker.

I then measured the waist and used them measurement to free hand a maxi length skirt to attach to the bodice. I obviously can't measure because I messed up and made my skirt too small... I cut the skirt on the fold and just put the seam at the front and didn't sew all the way down. The edge of the slit is hemmed as usual.
It is not perfect but stood up to two days of constant wear, one of which was spend jumping on a bouncy castle!

Queen Elsa now wants an Anna costume for Christmas (and I secretly really really want to make myself Anna's coronation dress, if only I had a ball to go to!).

Linking to some of these parties!


  1. Looks great. What a fabulous little princess!

  2. Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Saturday Spotlight post this week!
    Saturday Spotlight
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. No wonder the dress was a hit with the sparkly fabric. You've done an awesome job creating this costume.