Friday, March 7, 2014

A Frozen Dress~ Queen Elsa's to Be Exact!

The Oscar-winning animated movie, Frozen, is inundating my home and family life thanks to two of my kiddos who are obsessed with each of the unique characters in the movie. Wait---I bet if you have young children, especially girls, you're probably going through the same thing, right? 

Frozen is extremely popular~ and it's Queen Elsa in particular who has captured pretty much everyone's fancy. So much so that an Elsa dress costume on Amazon can be bought for anywhere between $400-$900! Crazy, isn't it?! And even in all the big box retail stores, it's difficult to even find an Elsa doll or dress because they sell out within hours of being restocked. Frozen's Queen Elsa is one hot commodity but I'm not putting down a mortgage payment's worth of dough on a costume despite that obvious fact.

Now this is where my sewing skills come in handy~ sorry for all you non-sewing enthusiasts with little girls. I decided I wasn't having any of that nonsense on Amazon and drafted my own Elsa dress for K. I completed it in time for the DVD release later this month~ check it out:

Thanks to Ebay, I was able to find the snowflake iron-on decals and the sequins were already in my craft stash. They make the dress more Elsa-y, right? I was planning to randomly sew sequins on the tulle over skirt but that would've taken me another two weeks worth of late nights and if there's anything I appreciate nowadays, it's a good night's sleep! 

I gotta go sew up three or four more of these Elsa dresses~ it seems nobody else wants to shell out $400-$900 for a costume dress either! =) Thanks for stopping by!


  1. It is lovely!! Great work. The snowflakes are perfect and the whole thing screams "Elsa"! My niece is in love with Elsa too and I am in the process of making her a dress - hope it works out as well as yours.

  2. Thanks Natalie! I'd love to see the results of your dress!

  3. This is fantastic! I have been trying to come up with a design for an Elsa dress and I love yours! I hope I can come up with something as nice!

  4. It looks soo like the real one. Very good job. She looks perfect!!

  5. Thank you for sharing your dress with us and for allowing me to feature it in my Elsa round up. Here's the link if you fancy a sneak peak:

    BTW can you spill the beans on how you made the cape? It's gorgeous, well so is the whole dress.

  6. I made an Elsa dress for my daughter too. It looks like we both used the same fabric for the top and sleeves. How did you keep yours from fraying? After a few days of play, the sleeve seams tore out at the elbows. I know I'll have to take it apart to replace the sleeves. Any ideas for my 2nd try?


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