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Date: 5/5/14 9:35 PM

My five-year-old granddaughter wants an Elsa dress. Elsa is the main character in the new Disney movie Frozen. The ones I see are ridiculously expensive and very cheaply made. Has anyone made one? I wondering if there is a pattern I could adapt for it. I don't think the fabric would be that hard to find

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Date: 5/5/14 10:46 PM

If she's willing to wait a few months, I would expect to see some of the Big 4 companies to release a version of that dress for Halloween. New Halloween patterns usually come out in the summer.

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Date: 5/5/14 11:00 PM

Until they come out with a pattern for the dress, Disney has a beautiful long nighty version of the Elsa dress. I got one for one of my granddaughters for Christmas.
Although they look delicate, they are really quite sturdy and machine washable and highly rated.They have gowns of almost all of the Disney princess-type characters. Many little girls use them for dress up, too. I usually get them when they are on sale and/or have free shipping.

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Date: 5/5/14 11:05 PM

Right there with you all. Daughter has spent hours picking out fabrics online and is all in a tizzy over what it will look like. I think I will use a jalie leotard pattern plus a simplicity princess costume skirt and wing it on the cape bit. I also have an inspiration costume found in a tumblr/etsy shop, and will post it tomorrow. My biggest feat will be making my daughter wait. Now that's the real challenge...

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Date: 5/6/14 1:45 AM

Over at Oliver and S there have been a number of Elsa inspired dresses made from Oliver and S patterns for children.
https://www.flickr.com/search/groups/?m=pool&w=694451%40N21&q=Elsa+Frozen

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Date: 5/6/14 7:42 AM

LOL, I have a funny story about this!

About a week ago I was in our local JoAnn. There was a lady in line before me getting some fabric cut. She had two daughters with her (about ages 6 and 11 1/2, I think...there was one in the middle, too, who wasn't there). The younger one had found the perfect "Elsa fabric" - I think it was light blue tule with silver sparkles. Of course she was insistent about bringing it to her mom's attention. The funny thing was that the little girl had bought the bolt to the cutting table and was SO excited that she was going to get a free sample of this fabric. I laughed and said to the mom something about her being recruited to make halloween costumes this year. She smiled and told me it's not the first time. I told her, with my girls, it was Belle and Jasmine (and Cinderella, forgot about that one!). And with Jasmine, it had to be the PURPLE outfit, not the light green one. Which meant I had to improvise because there were no patterns that matched the style of the purple outfit.

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Date: 5/6/14 7:44 AM

I know tons and tons of folks who have made them xD Actually though, the Disney brand ones are (if there is a concern for being accurate xD) better than what you'll find elsewhere. Elsa's bodice fabric is basically nonexistent commercially, so you'll need to be flexible there if you decide to make them. I swear I just saw a pattern review about these outfits recently....grr can't find them. The cape should be pretty simple--it just tucks in along the back top edge of the glittery bodice, soo it can be sewn there easily especially if you're connecting the sleeves to the glittery part.

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Date: 5/6/14 8:02 AM

Okay, ladies, here is the inspiration costume I found. The mom links to the etsy shop and the costume's creator's work is insanely beautiful. I hope that with some elbow grease and sewing magic my girl's version will be half as pretty. My take on Rapunzel's dress for last year turned out fine, so at least I have experience with ridiculous over the top costumes. At least Elsa's dress doesn't involve puffy sleeves. Yay!

My daughter convinced me to buy her the Ariel dress from Disneyland when she was almost four. I am such a sucker for her big eyes that I couldn't say no. She looked really cute in it then, and even though she has grown it still fits her (it's just shorter). (You can see her wearing it last year and the Rapunzel dress all in this blog post.) The Disney brand did a great job with it, but the price reflects it, which is why it was $65 for an all poly dress. The ones you find at Wal-Mart and the like are Disney branded, but less expensive, and are made for more wear, so no extra pretty trimming, and the tulle skirts are not as full, etc. The ones bought at Disney parks are probably *usually* bought as part of a package deal at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, unless some kid's big eyes convince the Momma or Daddy to buy it separately.

Having said all the above, I heard from a Disney employee that the Elsa dress (like my daughter's Ariel dress--the extra fancy park version) is all sold out EVERYWHERE, which explains the insane prices on ebay, etc.

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Date: 5/6/14 8:58 AM

Cuuuute!!! I love the fabric for Elsa's cape and the bodice. Very sweet!!

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In: 94.5 yards
Sewn: 73 yards

I'll try anything once :)

Please excuse my typos...sometimes it is harder to go back and edit on mobile than it is worth!

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Date: 5/6/14 11:32 AM

I think everyone so much. Lots of good ideas. I think I'll look for the nightgown first, as we have a Disney store where I live. If I can't find that, I'll start trying again to make something.

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