Thursday, July 3, 2014

Frozen Elsa Dress

The past six months in our house there has been a Frozen frenzy.  My daughter has been slightly obsessed over the movie.  She loves everything about the movie, Anna, Elsa, Olaf, etc.  But the thing she really gravitated to is the music, specifically the "Let It Go" song.  You would think everyone else in the house would be absolutely sick of hearing the song for the one billionth time. But you know what?  We really aren't.  Yes, after the 6th time in a row it can get a little trying, but my little one enjoys singing and performing, it is hard to bring a negative element into it.  Judging from the amount of videos and spoofs on YouTube, I know we are not the only ones.  I think it is safe to say that if you have a little girl between the ages of 4-12 you have seen the movie  and most likely the children are slightly obsessed. 

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When my daughter asked me for an Elsa dress, I was secretly (ok- not so secretly) excited to get to work.  Back in April, I made this dress with cape attached and snowflake embellishments.  When designing the dress I wanted to include snowflakes, but I really did not want to spend time appliqueing on 40+ fabric snowflakes on a dress up costume. 

 Then, I came across this great tutorial for a No-Sew Elsa Cape.  The tutorial has some great ideas about children getting involved and decorating their own cape.  One of the methods for attaching the decorations was perfect.  I applied Heat N Bond on the back of the glittery white fabric.  Next, I cut the snowflakes out, each one different just like real snowflakes.  Lastly, I attached the snowflakes on the the blue sparkly tulle following the Heat N Bond directions.  Snowflakes in both white sparkle, and the blue tulle were also attached to the silver halter dress 

The sparkly fun dress with the long flowing cape and huge snowflakes was a big hit.  My little one LOVES it!  It was relatively easy.  If she was a couple years older, I would have included her in the snowflake cutting.  Because everyone grows up too fast, the best thing is that it encourages my little Sydney to DREAM.

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