On Day Two of our Frozen Inspired Celebration and Giveaway, we are featuring an Ice Princess Dress inspired by Elsa. I used the Princess Party Dress Pattern from Mandy K Designs to make this stunning gown for our sweet little Ice Princess! This is such a versatile pattern that is perfect for making a variety of Princess Dresses!
ICE PRINCESS ELSA-INSPIRED DRESS DETAILS
After consulting with my girl (a Princess knows what she wants), we decided to make the sleeves a bit more tapered and have points that came down on the top of the hands. I used the original sleeve measurements in the pattern to help me draft a slightly revised version.
We also wanted our dress to be floor length. Mandy’s pattern gives measurements for a knee length dress and instructions to calculate the correct skirt measurement if you want it longer. That made my job so much easier!
Since Elsa has a very long cape, we also wanted our cape to be extra long. I ordered 2 yards of this beautiful snowflake organza for our cape and used it all. I cut the bottom in a curve so it makes quite a stunning train.
For practical purposes, we could not have this long cape dragging the ground all the time, so I added a cute little snowflake button in the back and sewed a loop on the cape so we could bustle it up. This will make it super easy for our little Ice Princess to haul in the candy during Trick-or-Treating!
I love how fast this dress was to make and, with the elastic at the neckline and waist, the fit is great! My girl also likes how simple it is to put on and take off. She said it’s super comfortable and really did not want to take it off after the photo shoot!
THE FACE & HAIR
I did quite a bit of research to find inspiration for the perfect Ice Princess face. I was a tad rusty with my face painting skills, so we practiced a few times before the actual day of the shoot.
This tutorial by Faerie Meadow was really helpful:
THE PHOTO SHOOT
As I said in yesterday’s post, we used this marvelous Frozen Inspired Ice Castle Photo Backdrop from Artful Life Designs. With a bit of faux fur, fake snow, and “Let It Go!” playing in the background, we were ready to take some amazing photos!
TRICK OR TREAT TOTE BAGS
Both Princess Costumes were completed with matching Trick-or-Treat Tote Bags. I modified my FREE One Simple Tote tutorial (by adding ruffles) to make quick and easy Frozen Inspired Trick or Treat Tote Bags.
Yes, there is a Giveaway with TWO LUCKY WINNERS!
Prize Package (one set for each winner):
- Mandy K Designs Princess Party Dress Pattern (Digital PDF)
- Stitchwerx Designs S138 Bonnet/S139 Cape Patterns (Digital PDFs)
- Your choice: Customized Set of 3 Ice Princess Wall Art or a 3′ x 4′ Frozen Photo Backdrop from Artful Life Designs
- $25 Gift Card from the Fabric Store of Your Choice
The Contest Rules:
- You must be 18 to enter.
- You can gain entries by entering the Rafflecopter Prompts.
- Giveaway ends: 9/14/2014 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
- Two winners will be chosen and announced on 9/15/2014.
If you missed our Snow Princess Anna-Inspired post, you can find that here:
Frozen Inspired Part One: Snow Princess Anna Dress, Free Templates + A Giveaway!
The Stitchwerx Designs Hat & Cape Pattern Bundle Sale continues through September 30, 2014! $10 for both patterns (to make the Princess Anna Inspired Hat & Cape).