Hello! I was wondering if your Elsa dress is in a complete piece or not? :) Also how the cape/train is kept in place at the corset so you still can close it (I saw the ribbons for the corset on the back) I'm actually planing on sewing a zipper at the back of my dress when it comes to that stage but I'm really confused by how that will be when the cape/train is sewed onto the corset. :)
Hi! The skirt is separate from the bodice portion. I got my Elsa costume wearable for Katsucon, but I would like to re-visit some portions throughout the year. I did not sew my cape to my Elsa corset, instead I sewed snaps inside my corset. If the cape becomes too cumbersome to wear, it can be easily removed. Hope that helps and good luck!
Hi! I'm sorry to bother you, but I'm also making an Elsa cosplay and I was curious if you could give me a more detailed explanation of how you made your Elsa skirt, including the fabric dying. I don't wanna ask too much, but your skirt is perfect and exactly how I would like mine to look. Thanks so much!
The skirt was made using Butterick pattern B5325. It took six yards of silk chiffon for the overlay, and about 4 yards of crepe and a lining. The silk fabric I received was far too much of a green-aqua and not a blue-aqua, so I first had to dye it in a dye bath. Silk is a natural fiber, so a rit dye is sufficient in changing the color. The gradient on the bottom is achieved by dyeing the fabric when it is wet. If you dye the fabric while it is dry, you will have a harsh line, instead of a soft gradual gradient. I recommend also having a spray bottle filled with water, just in case. There are a lot of examples and tutorials online. If you look up, “dip dyeing fabric,” you can see the general set up and process. Hope that helps!
if you don't mind me asking, what kind of fabric did you use for elsa's skirt because it looks fabulous.
Thank you! It’s a silk chiffon that has metallic threads woven throughout the fabric, with crepe underneath because the silk is see-through. After combing the internet for months, I found it on Etsy. Unfortunately, I did have to dye the fabric to the blue I wanted. The fabric can be found in a variety of colors here
OMG!!!!! Your Elsa dress is fantastic!!!!!! Did you use a pattern for your skirt or did you draft it? Just How did you make it!!??!?!?!?!
Thank you so much! I found the pattern at Joann’s. It’s Butterick’s B5325. It’s a lovely dress pattern with a fitted waist, train, and seaming in the front, so you can easily add a slit. Instead of making a full dress, I used only the skirt part. Hope that helps!