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Making the Pattern for Elsa Frozen Fever

Elsa Frozen Fever Progress Update

I’ve been making the pattern for Elsa Frozen Fever dress for Princess Baby since that’s what she wants for Halloween. She’s also a skinny minnie and doesn’t fit the commercial patterns. 

Here is the dress she wants as a reminder: 

Elsa Frozen Fever Dress


You can get more detail on the progress of building this costume on my Patreon site

Making the Pattern for Elsa Frozen Fever

Below is the muslin I made and then fit to Princess Baby. I marked it with sharpie during the fitting and took it apart to redraft and true it. I used interlining instead of brown paper for pattern making. It’s durable, soft, can be ironed easily and takes pencil, pen, marker and tracing paper easily. It also stores easily in large envelopes for pattern filing. (And it’s cheap!)

Muslin for Elsa Frozen Fever Dress

This is the redrawn pattern piece with the over corset marked signified by the arched line going across the chest. 

Final bodice pattern for Elsa Frozen Fever

Little bodies that are still basically a straight cylinder (no curves) you can get away with this. When I go to cut the fashion fabric, I will trace the pattern onto the fabric (wrong side!) to cut instead of cutting through my pattern. I trace a lot to preserve patterns. Preserved patterns are also easier to resell if you decide to destash in the future. All you need is a well working tracing wheel and the disappearing tracing paper of your choice. 

Sewing and Planning

The under bodice is going to be sewn to the skirt in the usual manner, and will be darted in the back near the shoulder blades. The over corset piece will not be darted and will snap onto the under bodice along with the cape. This assures no costume shifting but also easier care for the costume between wearings. Gotta plan for messy five year olds.  A little planning and prep make creating and building costumes for kids easier. You should think through the activities they will be engaged in while wearing the costume. Kids tend to be more active than adults while wearing costumes so make sure they can walk freely and move around. Modesty is also a consideration. For example, I’m not putting in the front thigh split in the skirt for this costume, and the neckline is a bit higher than I’d make for myself. 

If you’d like to learn to sew, learn to pattern or just follow my costume building and sewing in more detail, I regularly post on my Patreon page. Get access to free tutorials and other sewing goodness when you choose to sponsor me there. Check it out! (Or you can just follow me for free and get access to my public posts there). 

 

Love My New Sewing Machine

I used my #HusqvarnaViking #Topaz40 to sew decorative satin stitch on the hem of a skirt I made for Princess Baby. Isn’t it pretty?? Just select the stitch, the stitch width and length, then position your item under the foot and stitch away. Voila!! Easy Peasy!!

 

CoralSkirtScallopStitch
Decorative stitch on skirt hem

I can’t wait to use all of the other features of this machine on my upcoming sewing projects!

You can see more detailed posts about my sewing and costume projects at my Patreon account: https://www.patreon.com/RebelGhirl

Support My Creativity on Patreon!

Support My Creativity on Patreon and get Exclusive Access Behind the Scenes! 

My Creative Groove is back and I’m gearing up for some costume builds for the Fall. I don’t just build for Halloween. We’ve got other events to attend in costume. I have some cool costumes to build these next months, among some other sewing projects, as well as making my first embroidery project with my brand new machine! You can help support my creativity on Patreon

For as little as $1 a month, you can help me to continue to expand my creative work and focus on it full time while being at home. Through Patreon, I can let you in on the secrets into my thought process with sewing and costuming. I will be sharing my problem-solving, and behind the scenes views of costume building, eventually expanding into offering e-courses online. As a Patreon sponsor, you also get video tutorials, PDF tutorials, special exclusive access behind the scenes, and technical sewing skill help that will you get the best result! There are several sponsorship tiers to choose from. The full descriptions of each are on my Patreon page.

Here’s a sneak peek of one of the costumes I’ll be building over the next few months! 

Elsa Frozen Fever Dress Support My Creativity on Patreon