I recently remixed the Oliver+S icecream dress pattern to drop the waist a bit so that I could line the whole thing.
And I used it to make my girl an Elsa dress! you know who Elsa is, right?
I didn’t it want to look like a costume, but really how could it not? I did manage to keep it on the more casual side by using less fancy fabrics.
The bodice is made from a plain white sheet, lined with the same plain white sheet. To make it a little more ice- like, I made the sleeves come down in points (like icicles).
I also found this piece of trim that I thought fit the feel of the movie quite well.
The outer layer is the lace overlay. I attached it to the outer bodice pieces. The solid blue linen-blend is the liner. I love how it looks like the main part…but it isn’t.
It gives the inside such a clean look.
I did some single fold bias tape around the edge of the lace. And gave the linen some fancy stitches.
And it wouldn’t be an Elsa dress without a little sparkle. Jim found those for me while we were shopping at Joanns and They. Are. Fabulous.
Then it was time for some frozen fun!
You can almost hear that song (I will not mention the name in fear of giving you an ear worm for a week-ha!) in this one, right?
So Falafel started to twirl and jump and spin, and she said “Get your camera ready!“. Then she did this:
Flat on her belly.
Luckily, she was just fine and came up laughing.
Oh that girl of mine. Who would have thought that a photo session with me would be so dangerous!
Come back tomorrow and I will tell you where my tutorial for making this new version of the Oliver+S ice cream dress is (Princess version, or not)!