DIY Frozen Elsa Dress BABY Edition {free tutorial}

What a fun day to be here! I am so excited for today’s post and hope you can find one (or fifty) new ideas for Halloween this year! Me and 80+ blog buddies got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes, including my DIY Frozen Elsa Dress {Baby Edition}! I’m teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring y’all tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea!

Cutest little baby Elsa ever, right?!

 

Along with my DIY Elsa Dress {Baby Edition}, I’m sharing 88+ more really awesome handmade costume ideas from talented bloggers everywhere!

 

101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

So let’s get started. How cute is this dress?!

This dress came together so quickly for me, so I can’t wait to share with you how I created it.

SUPPLIES

*white baby dress (I found my at Goodwill..see pic below)

*1 yard sparkly and sheer white fabric

*RIT dye

*metallic paint

*sew on velcro

*beads

*thread

DIRECTIONS:

*Pick up a white dress for your baby. If you have an old one, use it. I picked mine up at Goodwill for just a few dollars. This one was so cute!

2-Using Rit dye, dye the dress the color you want. (I used the turquoise color they had)

3-(This step is optional depending on what kind of dress you bought) Cut off belt sides and I used these to sew on top of the flowers that were on the waistband (I wanted this super simple). I also used the straps to make a bow.

4-Lightly draw a snowflake pattern on middle of waistband. Sew beads on to make snowflake.

5-Make the cape. The cape is made by first painting the snowflakes on it using a paintbrush. (You can even buy a sheer fabric with snowflakes on it so you can skip this step too)

7-Sew Cape by ruffling the top, folding it over once and then sewing it again. Make sure to finish all sides. I cut mine so my daughter wouldn’t trip over it..you can make your cape as long or short as you would like.

8-Using two 3″ pieces of velcro, sew on to either side of the back zipper. Add velcro the sides of your cape as well.(see pic)

Once cape is done. YOU ARE DONE!It really is just the sweetest dress. It’s perfect for the fall. You can add long or short sleeves with it.

And there you have it. A perfect little Frozen Elsa dress for your smallest princess!

 

And now it’s time for tons more DIY Halloween costume inspiration! Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on the links below each collage to get the detailed instructions about how to make the costume pictured, just like mine above. Don’t forget to follow the Handamde Halloween Costumes Pinterest Board for even more DIY costume greatness!

 

88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

1. Handmade Baby Hamburger Costume

2. DIY Baby Game Boy Costume

3. DIY Minecraft Steve Costume

4. Football Brothers Halloween Costumes with DIY Pads and Onesie

5. Star Trek Halloween Costume for Kids

6. A Bee and Her Keeper

7. No Sew Magician Costume

8. Flint Lockwood Costume

9. Pinocchio

10. Marty McFly

11. Princess Wedding Dress Costume

12. Handmade Lalaloopsy Doll Costume

13. Homemade Toothless Costume

14. DIY Mermaid For Less Than $20 (No-Sew Option)

15. Easy Tinker Bell Costume

16. Mario and Luigi Go Kart Costumes

17. Dog The Bounty Hunter and Beth

18. Family Monsters University Costumes

19. Scooby Doo family costumes

20. DIY Storm Cloud Costume

 

88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

21. Cheap and Easy DIY Spider Costume

22. Easy Tin Man Costume

23. No Sew Bee Costume

24. Planet Halloween Costumes

25. DIY Cheshire Cat Costume

26. DIY Instagram Board

27. Elsa crown

28. Dog Collar Ruffles

29. DIY Pineapple Baby Costume

30. DIY Lego Movie Costume

31. Weeping Angel Costume

32. Disney Planes Costume: Dipper

33. Easy Pirate Costume

34. Easy Costume Idea – Renaissance Girl

35. 10 Minute Homemade Jellyfish Costume

36. DIY Cat Costume

37. Lucy And Ricky Costumes

38. Easy Frozen Costumes (Carrisa!!)

39. Easy Greek Goddess Costume

40. DIY Family Willy Wonka Costumes

101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

41. DIY No Sew Maleficent Costume

42. No Sew Pineapple Halloween Costume

43. Graveyard Bean Bag Toss: Trunk or Treat Car Costume

44. DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costumes

45. DIY Raccoon Costume with Printable Mask

46. Easy WildStyle Lego Movie Costume

47. Simple Hello Kitty Costume

48. No Sew Minnie Mouse Costume

49. DIY Inspector Gadget and Penny Costumes

50. DIY Frozen Elsa Dress Baby Edition

51. Fairy Princess Dog Costume

52. DIY Hashtag Halloween Costume

53. Toddler or Baby Egg Costume

54. Easy No Sew Olaf Costume

55. DIY Baymax Costume

56. DIY Tooth Fairy Costume

57. Baby Short Stack Pancake Costume

58. Elephant and Piggie Halloween Costumes

59. Instagram Halloween Costume

60. Peter Pan & Mr. Smee Halloween Costume


88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at ReallyAwesomeCostumes.com

61. Wildstyle Costume from the Lego Movie

62. Fred and Wilma Couples Costume

63. Viking Family Costumes

64. DIY Cruella de Vil Costume for a child

65. Disney Frozen Olaf Halloween Treat Bucket

66. How to Make a Minecraft Steve Head

67. DIY Harry Potter Costume

68. DIY Duck Dynasty Costumes

69. No Sew Cupcake Baker Halloween Costume

70. DIY Skunk Mask

71. Ghostbusters Proton Pack DIY

72. Frozen Anna Costume Tutorial

73. Candy Corn Costume

74. Paw Patrol Halloween Costume

75. No Sew Toothless Dragon Costume

76. DIY Robot Costume

77. Wonder Woman Costume

78. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Costume

79. Thrifted Gentleman Spy DIY Halloween Costume

80. DIY Boy Garden Gnome Costume

81. Group Costume: Bob Ross, Happy Tree, & Squirrel

82. DIY Blues Brothers Costumes

83. Snow White Costume

84. Peacock Princess Costume

85. Scarecrow Costume

86. Easy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
Costume

87. Handmade Teddy Bear Costume

88. Princess Elsa and the Spy Kid

89. DIY Baby Koala costume

What handmade costume ideas did you love the most?! Be sure to click over to get the costume instructions, pin the costume, and let them know you love it! Also, follow the Handmade Halloween Costume board on Pinterest!

Follow Jamie Dorobek {C.R.A.F.T.}’s board “Handmade Halloween Costumes” on Pinterest.

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If you want more Frozen fun, check out this set I have for you to see:

Chilly Paper Tot Ice Castle Set:

and if you have been looking for an Elsa dress…come and make one with me. I have a mini 3 part series to walk you through how to make it. Find it HERE.

 

Twirl Away 1 Hour Skirt {sewing tutorial}

Oh, I am so happy to have you here today as I get to share a fun skirt with you today as part of Simple Simon and Company’s Skirting the Issue event.

I have a little confession to make. I adore this event so much each year. I love to give back. I love to support and encourage girls in their education.

I also have not found myself so busy in all of the years that I have been a mother. I am moving, having to rip apart and put together our new house, I’ve had an influx of work, and I had a family reunion to get my family packed for this week. In short, my life has been crazy. The other day, I knew I had this post coming up and so I sat down and gave myself just a bit to finish everything. I had an idea of what I wanted and went for it. AND GUESS WHAT?! You guys, I had the skirt cut, sewn, and finished in about 45 minutes (it took me a little bit to figure out the waistband). In less than an hour, I had the skirt done. So I just wanted to let you know that YOU CAN DO IT. If you want to participate in this awesome event which will provide skirts to girls in foster care, then know that you can set aside an hour and get SO much done!

So here we go. Here is my girl in her Twirl Away skirt:

Because I made this not from a pattern, I just wanted to tell you what I did. Sorry..I sew like this so much, I need to get better at using a pattern! :)

I used a yard of fabric and cut it into 3 pieces:

I measured my daughters waist and doubled it. I measured her waist to her knee. That made the first piece.

Next, I took her waist measurement and cut a piece of fabric 6′ x her waist measurement + 3″.

I took a piece of fabric 5″x48″ and cut it in half.

Sew the skirt portion’s right sides together. Finish the bottom by folding it 1/4″ up, then fold again and sew. Next I sewed some tulle in ruffle to the bottom inside of the skirt.

To make the waistband, I sewed 2 giant buttonholes in the middle, bottom half  of the waistband.  Cut out the material in the middle of the buttonholes. (see illustration below)

Sew the waistband’s long right sides together to make a 3″ waistband.

Sew the tie’s together by sewing it into a tube (3 sides, right sides together and pull it through. ) Pull the inside out and iron. Now put the two ties in each side of the waistband tube with the unsewn side at the end of the waistband tube. Sew all the layers together. Pull the ties through the inside of the waistband and pull them out of the buttonholes. Sew the waistband to the skirt by pinning the front, back and sides to each other and then evenly space out the rest of the skirt on the waistband. Sew together and you are done!

My girl was so excited to try her skirt on. (Ideally I would have liked an inch or two less on her length, but it all worked out and I left it. :)

I’m sure the directions sounded a bit more complicated than it is, but no matter the skirt you make, find one you love and make one or ten up!

As my girl put on this outfit and started to get her pics taken, she had so much fun and twirled and twirled. It really is a fun dress for that!


I hope you find a skirt to make, and if you decide to try this one, send me a pic, so I can feature you!

Again, I’d like to thank Simple Simon and Company for inviting me to participate and can’t wait to make more twirling skirts for girls in need. To find out more about Skirting the Issue, visit Simple Simon and Co.

 

DIY Frozen Elsa Dress {tutorial} The Cape


Today is the last day for the DIY Elsa Dress tutorial. To find Step 1: Buying the Materials and Sparkle Top, click HERE. To find Step 2: The Skirt, click HERE.

Today we are on to the Cape!

One thing that I didn’t make quite clear is this. Once I ruffled the top, I folded the edge over and sewed it down to make a finished edge. Just didn’t want you to think it was a raw edge on top! Make sure to zig zag stitch or use a serger on the top edge before you ruffle.

FOR RUFFLE TUTORIAL CLICK HERE.

I hope you have enjoyed this fun tutorial. Come back next week for more Birthday ideas..including more FROZEN fun!

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See part 1: Materials and Sparkle Top HERE:

See part 2:The Skirt HERE:

See how to make a Baby Elsa Dress HERE:

 

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