Kay Dee Designs




May 2015

I created this a homemade Elsa costume for my niece. She had a great time wearing it to Disneyland. I made the cape detachable with snaps so she could have a long and short cape. I have to say, binding the curved area under the arms for the detachable capes was challenging!


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Reference Photos

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FABRIC: I got some of my fabrics from a seller on Etsy called ErikaSetsyShop. I used this for her shorter walking length cape: https://www.etsy.com/listing/189528444/frozen-fabric-queen-elsa-large-silver?ref=shop_home_feat_ 2 and this longer cape panel for her formal cape when meeting Elsa and Anna: https://www.etsy.com/listing/191389841/frozen-fabric-queen-elsa-mixed-snowflake?ref=shop_home_active_6 This cotton metallic fabric from Etsy worked well for the skirt. I got the bodice sequin fabric in Los Angeles. I couldn’t find rectangle sequin fabric online that was light enough to match the skirt.

BEADS AND TRIMS: I added bugle beads and rectangular rhinestones to the bodice. I ordered a light turquoise blue power mesh online, and hotfixed rhinestones to it.

PATTERNS: I used Simplicity S0733 as a base for the pattern, but altered the skirt so that I could add a side slit to it (and keep the vertical pattern of the skirt fabric actually running vertically all the way around. It meant dividing the pattern pieces into more gores, but the shape and size of the skirt is the same). I used the lining technique for the bodice from McCall’s M7000.

ACCESSORIES: For the shoes, we used the silver glitter flats sold at Disneyland, but I added a rhinestone snowflake button to the front. The shoes were not comfortable though, and she had a blister after just 2-3 hours. For the hair we used these snowflake bobby pins from Amazon I also added clip in hair extensions to her hair to make it longer and a little fuller for the french braid.

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