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Elsa Costume (Simplicity 1233)

Added Oct 18, 2015

by auschick

Centreville, Vir...






My almost 4 year old desperately wanted a princess dress, and since I already had this pattern, decided I would cave in and let her join the throngs of Elsa’s this Halloween. I know it will get very good mileage as she wears a costume almost every day! Even though making my own cost more than buying a premade one from Target, the quality is just so much better than what i could buy – I’m sure this one will hold up for many many years (and as a handmedown for little sister, coming soon!)

The pattern was fairly easy to follow. It included instructions for French seams. Since I used sparkly fabric on the bodice (a bit itchy on the back), I decided to line the bodice, so that part was not included in the instructions. I lined it so that there are hidden seams in the bodice.

I used microfilament thread to put the decorative braiding on. I tried to use my rolled hemming foot (Bernina #61) to do all the edges of the cape but eventually I gave up. That foot seriously hates me.

Sizing wise, my daughter was just under all the 4T measurements, and exactly on height, so I decided to do size 5 for length and 4 for width. There is so much ease though, next costume I will do a 4T all around.

Material Notes

Casa Satin – Joann
Microdot – Joann
Let’s Pretend giltter chiffon – Joann
Braid – Wrights? – Joann
Zipper – Coats & Clark




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Organza, Polyester, Satin


Simplicity 1233

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    Oct 19, 2015, 09.18 AMby Mary Athey

    This is just gorgeous on your gorgeous little girl. I agree with you on the quality of homemade compared to store bought. I.used to always end up stitching rips in store bought ones whereas the handmade ones are finished better. Love this x

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      Oct 19, 2015, 12.48 PMby auschick

      Thank you! I have a store bought costume repair pile already!!

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