Monday, May 05, 2014

Elsa Cape

Do you know what is totally impossible to find in stores right now??? Frozen dress-ups. Do you know what my girls are dying to have??? Frozen dress-ups. Solution? Make you own, of course!

I wasn't feeling up to making a full out dress, so we agreed on a shimmery Elsa cape! We had a fun trip to JoAnns to pick our fabric and one large snowflake button.

I drew inspiration from this No-Sew Elsa Cape Pattern, but with some adjustments. Including....
 *An opaque layer underneath the shimmery sheer. It has glitter in the fabric; what more could you want??
 *I finished the edge of the sheer layer by melting it, as suggested in the pattern, but I just hemmed the opaque layer. Then, I sewed the two layers together around the neckline and flipped and top-stitched around the same edge.

*And thanks to a computer-nerdy husband, who harvested some very strong magnets from a couple dead hard-drives, we sewed a magnetic clasp in under the button. I figure it's a quick release in case the cape gets stepped on (which happens constantly) so as to avoid the inherent choking hazards... Also, I skipped adding snowflakes... maybe on another day... they were just so ready to play with them...
 The girls have loved singing and dancing and prancing around in their beautiful capes!

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At May 12, 2014 10:08 PM , Blogger sunnysnows said...

Good job! Those capes are gorgeous!

At May 15, 2014 1:46 PM , Blogger Andrew Bosley said...

Hey dear Danielle! I need your email address. Could you email me? thebosleys (at) gmail (dot) com.


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