Added May 9, 2014
by Renee Adams
♥ Elsa Ice Queen Gown Costume for American Girl Dolls ♥
The first in a series of outfits & patterns inspired by the move Frozen by Disney.
As I saw watching Frozen with my older kids who, like me, still love Disney I was thinkning of recreating the costumes. They are based on Nordic, specifically Norwegian ethnic designs although highly stylized for the most part. I create designs for American Girl Dolls, offering my sewing patterns for sale via my Etsy and Craftsy shops and yet I have plans to branch into clothes for people later this year.
I’ve been making costumes and special occasion clothes for over 20 years. This design was more challenging than it looks to work out because despite the simplistic lines, I had to find a way to get it to suit the chunky-ish shape of AG dolls.
Here is my finished design, and I invite you to my shop to see Enlarged views. Thanks so much :) http://www.etsy.com/shop/DollhouseDesigns
To make: ♥ Long Dress ♥ Bodice w/ Attached Train / Cape ♥
Recreate scenes from the movie with your favorite doll!Make your own Winter Outfit for Elsa.
It features a super long train and beautiful fit, just like Elsa’s own gown.
From my cutting table to yours…
✿ Looks just like Elsa’s Ice Queen gown from the movie Frozen
✿ 2 Pieces – Super Long Gown and Bodice with attached Train
✿ Long Sleeves end in elegant points over her hands
✿ 5-gored Skirt -Make it with or without side slit
✿ Skirt of dress is extra long in back, forming a long train behind her
✿ Make top with Sheer Mesh Knit or optional woven version
✿ Make it as grand or as simple as you like.
✿ Very dramatic dress train stretches several inches behind doll
✿ Both pieces are tailored perfectly for newer American Girl dolls (2010 Lanie is the model)
✿ Dress Opens in Back, Bodice Opens on one Side
✿ Intermediate Pattern to Sew
Includes Design options, 14 Pages of Patterns, 28 Pages of Instruction, Glossary, Photos, & Information, including Hints for Beginning Sewists
Reuse to make w/ other colors or trims Print Pattern Pages @ 100%Instructions can be printed in booklet style to reduce printing, or read along on your laptop or tablet.Note: I have no affiliation with American Girl, Disney, or Mattel except as a consumer that enjoys the quality & charm of their products.
Pattern or design used: My own design – Elsa Ice Queen Gown Sewing Pattern PDF available via Etsy and Craftsy by DollhouseDesigns
Use special occasion fabrics
REQUIRES:1/4 yard sheer stretch mesh fabric
1/4 yard fabric (or remnant) for bodice
1/2 yard lining fabric
3/4 yard fabric for skirt
1 yard sheer fabric (like chiffon, organza) for train
Trims, Sequins, or Fabric Paint for embellishment (amount varies)
Desired Closures (Velcro, snaps, buttons, etc)
Pinking Shears and Silk Pins
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