That being said, when Mccalls Patterns debuted their version of the pattern last week, I knew I had to make one for our darling. Mccalls 7000 has the Anna and Elsa inspired dress and Little Miss insisted on the Elsa dress.
After checking my fabric store flyers, I saw that Mccalls pattern were on sale for $1 for the Memorial Day Holiday. When I arrived at the store, they did not have it in stock. I guess they are waiting for the sales to end before shelving it. If you know five-year olds, you cannot promise something and then delay delivery. I knew I had to find a substitute or live with being ask 100 million times per hour, "When are you going to make my Elsa dress?" I chose to modify Mccalls 6829.
I bought my fabric got started on making an ice princess.
|Ice blue satin (the fabric of the Devil's underpants) Knit Sequins and Organza|
- Lengthened the skirt to the floor.
- Gathered the skirt instead of pleating it.
- Added long sleeves with a triangle point and finger loop (she insisted on the point on the sleeve and and did not want it to shift when her hand moved.)
- Added an overlay to the front and back skirt to create a train. This was tricky to maneuver because my pattern has the sequin area and upper bodice the reverse of what I needed. I had to flip it and add the overlay. I hopeful it is clear on the M7000 pattern, if you want to make one, wait a week and buy it :)
- Added lace trim to the seam separating the skirt from the bodice.
- Added iron on teal snowflakes to the train (made in a desktop publishing computer program)
Here is Little Miss, I mean, Elsa, in her new dress.
|Let it Go!|
|What is the point if we cannot play in it?|
|Perfect for twirling!|
Update: I have also made an Olaf Backpack. You can see it here.
And another Elsa inspired Dress that can be seen here.