Reader Project: A beautiful handmade Elsa costume

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You know that my daughters have a beautiful princess wardrobe that includes an Elsa coronation gown, but we opted for the store-bought ice gown since the Disney Store happened to have one in my daughter’s size when I stopped by to pick up something else.  When I saw what Remodelicious reader, Hayley, made for her granddaughter, I just had to share the beautiful homemade version that I know melted little Elsa’s Abbie’s heart.

Hayley doesn’t have a sewing machine, so for those of you who need the inspiration to get out there and make your little Elsa a gown without a machine & on a budget, this post is for you!

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How adorable is little Abbie?  You can see how proud she is of Hayley’s work!

From Hayley:

I don’t have a sewing machine so everything was done by hand. I used a long sleeved white t-shirt and the fabric for the top came from a thrift/charity store – it was a ladies blouse! The fabric for the cape came from Ebay and for the skirt, my local fabric store. I also made an extra cape with leftover fabric for those times when she doesn’t want to wear the whole costume!

handmade elsa ice gown costume

handmade elsa ice gown costume

I stitched the fabric from the ladies blouse onto the white -shirt and also stitched the fabric for the skirt (it has elastic in the waistband) and a couple of other little bits but I don’t have a sewing machine so everything was done by hand! 🙂

handmade elsa ice gown costume

handmade elsa ice gown costume

handmade elsa ice gown costume

handmade elsa ice gown costume

I love a resourceful grandmother who can make a little girl’s Frozen dreams come true!  Isn’t this a great homemade version for those without a sewing machine?

2 Comments

  1. Hayley

    October 21, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

    1. aria

      October 21, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      I’m glad to. You are a very sweet and resourceful grandmother!

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