Make your little girl’s dreams come true with this DIY Elsa Costume / Ice Queen dress-up pattern!
I was pleasantly surprised by how easy the DIY Elsa Costume was and Anne adores it! It’s definitely going to get a ton of use and with the stretchy knit bodice it’s easy on/off and will fit for a couple years
DIY Elsa Costume Materials:
- Download your FREE Pattern: Pattern is free when you Subscribe to our Newsletter or Join our Facebook Group. Coupon Code is found in New Subscriber E-mail and/or the first post in our Facebook Group. The pattern is roughly a size 4t but should fit ages 3-5 with some adjustments to the length
- 1/2 Yard knit fabric for the bodice: I used white spandex from the dance wear section
- 1/3 Yard blue stretch for bodice accents: I used confetti dot
- 3/4 Yard cape fabric: My cape is floor length. If you want an extra-long cape you’ll need more fabric. I used glitter tulle
- 1 1/3 Yards skirt fabric: I used tissue lame which I wouldn’t recommend. Costume satin would be a better choice
DIY Elsa Costume Instructions
1. Print out at your pattern at 100%. You will need to tape the bodice and sleeve pieces together along the dashed lines. Cut your fabric out
2. Lay the front bodice accent piece on top of one of the bodice pieces. Baste together along the sides and bottom edge and sew in place along the top edge (you can turn the edges under 1/4″ or just leave them raw)
3. Fold the tulle in half (it will now be 30″ wide and double thickness). Sew a basting stitch across the top edge and gather. I left some room on each side so the cape wouldn’t end up right under her arms. Baste to the top of the back accent.
5. Wrap the strip around to the front side and fold it down so it’s covering the raw edge of the cape. Lay the accent on top of the other bodice piece so the bottom edges are lined up. Tuck the raw edge of the strip under and topstitch in place. Baste the bodice accent to the bodice piece along the side seams and bottom edge (you’ll need to move the cape out of the way)
10. Now it’s time for the skirt. I didn’t take many pictures but it’s assembled the same way as any other skirt. Sew the pieces together along the side seams with RST, hem the bottom edge and gather the top edge to match the bodice. Then with RST sew the bodice and skirt together. Since I used tissue lame (which I wouldn’t recommend) I added a layer of broadcloth to my skirt to keep my fabric from tearing at the seam line.
And that’s it! A fun afternoon project that your little one is sure to appreciate it 🙂 Be sure to come share your creations in our Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop Facebook Group.