Again, the basic costume dress pattern is the perfect starting point. The bodice pattern changes are the same as for her Coronation Dress, so some of the following might look very familiar.
And, if you want to make both of Elsa's dresses you can use the same pattern pieces for the bodice!
The pattern for Misses 6 - 22 is #3723.
And the Plus size is #2354 and it comes in 18W - 32W.
Each line is a separate link that will take you to Simplicity's site.
Even though it's a child size dress, everything I'm doing will work for any of the sizes.
To make this dress you will need:
* Sheer fabric for the upper bodice, sleeves and attached cape
* Aqua fabric for the lower bodice and skirt
* a glitzy net or lace fabric to go over the lower bodice.
* Fusible interfacing for the lower bodice pieces and the collar
* Flexible braid for upper and lower edge of the lower bodice (about 1/2" wide)
* a zipper
* Glitter glue in one or two colors for the snow flakes
or snowflake shaped sequins and glue
Again, you can either over estimate fabric amounts using the back of the pattern envelope as a guide, which is what I did and now I have a bunch of extra fabric or, if you have time, the smart thing to do is make all the pattern changes and then do a trial layout before going shopping to figure out how much fabric and trims are actually needed.
So, first, take the front and back bodice pieces.
I usually use poster paper when I make a pattern, but I bought some gift wrapping type white tissue at Target and it is pretty sturdy AND it is really easy to see through, so that is what I am using this time.
If this is being made for a grown woman, you should probably pin the bust dart when trying on this paper pattern.
For the attached cape, I've made a diagram. It is for a modest cape, but it can be cut larger and longer. But, the larger and longer it is, the more snowflakes will need to be applied ... just say'n ... (tomorrow's blog).
The all important measurements are the the distance from the armpit to the floor and the chest measurement.
from the sheer fabric: upper front bodice, upper back bodice, sleeves and cape
from the aqua: lower front bodice, lower back bodice, front skirt and 2 side/back skirts
from the glitzy net overlay fabric: lower front bodice and lower back bodice
And lower front bodice and lower back bodice out of fusible interfacing
tomorrow ... snowflakes