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Disney Frozen Peel and Stick Wall Decals

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Disney Frozen Peel and Stick Wall Decals

Frozen Peel and Stick wall decals

Disney Frozen Peel and Stick Wall Decals make changing a bedroom into a Frozen dream for any little girl EASY!

Almost any little girl from 2 – 10 seems to be obsessed with Frozen!!

This year Frozen and all its characters and the adorable sisters have stolen the hearts of little girls and many moms!

While looking for some simple decorations to decorate my daughters dresser and walls in a Frozen theme I found these awesome Frozen peel and stick wall decals and they were actually affordable!!

 

I have ordered a set for my girls they are going to be so excited.

I have decided that in our new house I am going to let them share a room… so far so good (although its only been a few nights)

So rather than create a permanent Frozen bedroom, I think these Frozen Peel and stick wall Decals will make the best solution and they are removable without ripping down the paint!! BONUS!

I am also considering using the Frozen Peel and Stick wall decals on their dresser 🙂 It is white so it would make a great backdrop for these images… I can’t wait to get them so I can share what I finally decide to create 🙂

 

I would love to see pictures of your rooms you create! I will add pictures to this post after I get my Frozen Peel and Stick Decals 🙂

 

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Princess Anna Dress Tutorial – DIY Free Pattern

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Princess Anna Dress DIYThis is it – Princess Anna Dress Tutorial – Including a free DIY Pattern for the puff paint on the bodice!

 

Princess Anna Dress Tutorial Supplies:

  • Black T-Shirt that fits your child
  • 3 Yards – Yellow Gold Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Green, Pink, Purple, and Yellow Fabric Puff Paints
  • 1 Yard – 60″ wide Blue Linen, Nylon, satin, or similar fabric
  • Matching Thread

 

This Princess Anna Dress is very easy to make however I am going to assume you have some sewing skills, and have sewn something before.

This tutorial is for someone who has sewn at least something simple before.

Step By Step Instructions for Princess Anna Dress

Step #1 – Cut the T-Shirt

DIY Princess Anna DressCut off the Sleeves, and cut your neckline, you can cut the back straight across vs making it match the front.

 

I decided to make the back match the front so it allowed for a bigger opening, as this is more like a vest/dress than a fitted dress.

 

 

 

Step # 2 – Paint the Pattern

Princess Anna PDF Pattern

Paint the design on the front of the T-Shirt and allow to dry (according to your paint bottles) mine was 4 hours, but I allowed it to dry overnight.

It is a good idea to do this on newspaper, and stick cardboard in between your front and back of the shirt, so the paint doesn’t seep through and make it stick together.

 

Princess Anna Dress front – Printable PDF

 

 

Step # 3 – Add the Grosgrain Ribbon to Neck and Shoulders

Princess Anna Dress Tutorial

 

Start with one sleeve. The T-shirt fabric will not frey so there is no need to cover the edge, so what I did was pinned the grosgrain ribbon to the front side, and using matching gold toned thread I used a flower stitch on my machine. If your machine is basic with no special stitches a zigzag stitch works just fine for this. Fold your edge of the ribbon over at the end, and start and stop stitching at the armpits to have a clean look. If you don’t want to fold the ribbon over you can also use frey check on the cut ends of the ribbon.

Continue and do the same on the other shoulder edge, and then do the same on the neckline, be careful to pin well, so that you get nice lines at the neck for the V.

 

Step # 4 – Create the skirt

Princess Anna Dress frozen

Determine the length of the skirt, and cut that from your fabric. In my case the skirt is 20 inches long.

Then sew the right sides together at the salvage edge and then fold your fabric into quarters, the halfway point will be the front V, and the two sides (halfway between the V and the sewn salvage will be your sides I mark these with pins)

I make my drop 6 inches deeps so from the side marker to the V is 6 inch drop.

 

Too Much work? Here is a cute Version that is affordable and done for you!

 

Step # 5 – Fit Skirt to T-Shirt

Princess Anna DIy DressYou will measure how to fit the skirt to fit your t-shirt.

You will make 2 Large pleats on the front (one on each side of the V)

You will make 2 large pleats on the back of the skirt (one on each side of the center back seam)

Figure out how wide your fabric is to take down to the V shape.

In my case my fabric was 16 inches, and the V on the shirt was 7 inches.

So my pleat needed to take up 9 inches of fabric, which meant I needed to fold 4.5 inches of fabric per side of my pleat so each side measured 2.25 inches (folded making 4.5 total)  Doing it this way makes for big box pleat style pleats, and is easy to do, just measure, fold, and pin. Then do the same for the other side of the V. Note… you are NOT attaching the skirt to the shirt at this time, you are only fitting it to size.

To fit the back side of the skirt allow about 2 inches extra space to allow you to stretch the tshirt a bit so that is remains easy for your child to put on. You will also use the same technique to figure out the size of pleats needed on either side of the center back seam.

Once your pleats are all pinned and you are confident you have it sized correctly, sew 1/2 inch from the edge a simple straight stitch around the entire skirt, this will hold the pleats in place, and allow you to take the pins out (leaving only the side marker pins) which will help when we attach to the t-shirt.

Step # 6 – Sew Skirt, and Attach Grosgrain Ribbon

Princess Anna DIY Dress TutorialPin the Grosgrain Ribbon to the skirt, the same way you sewed the ribbon to the T-shirt.

If you are confident your length is good on the skirt you can hem it now, or you can wait till you have attached it to the T-Shirt so your daughter can try it on for length.

Once you are done that we will be pinning and attaching the skirt to the T-Shirt.

 

 

 

Step # 7 – Attach Skirt to The T-Shirt

Princess Anna Dress TutorialCarefully Pin the Skirt to the T-Shirt, taking care not to pin through two layers of the T-Shirt.

Using the same stitch you did at the neckline and shoulders, sew the skirt onto the dress.

Now your dress is done, and you just have to add the hem (if you did not do that already)

I pressed my box seams slightly to allow it to hang better… and my daughter anxiously tried it on!

 

I hope you loved this tutorial and you have a great time making your very own Princess Anna Dress!

If you have any questions or feedback I would love to hear it.

 

IF you are unsure of how to make this… I have found this pattern on Amazon (which was not available at the time I originally created my dresses – CLICK the image to Order (Its about $10 and makes Both Anna and Elsa!) McCall Pattern Company M7000 Misses’/Children’s/Girls’ Costumes, Size KIDS ((3-4)-(5-6)-(7-8)-(10-12)-(14))

 

Did you see this Tutorial for Queen Elsa’s Ice Dress Tutorial? Click Here

Have you seen the Sing a Long Version of “Let It Go?” Click Here

Planning a trip to Disneyland or DisneyWorld? – Click Here to see Where you can find Anna and Elsa at the Parks

 

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Princess Anna Dress Tutorial

Frozen – Queen Elsa Ice Dress Tutorial – Make from a T-Shirt

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Frozen – Queen Elsa Ice Dress Tutorial – Make from a T-Shirt

DIY Queen Elsa DressQueen Elsa Ice Dress Tutorial- Make if from a long sleeve T-Shirt

Here is a list of supplies you will need….

T-Shirt with long sleeves that is slightly big for your child (to allow it to fit over clothing, or for longer than a few months)  I bought my shirt at Justice – My 2.5yr old is wearing a size 7 that I took in a bit… (it was the smallest they had) and I loved the silver embellished detail at the top (made the project easier)

 

Fabric for the bodice – a slight stretch fabric works great here, it will be sewn right onto the T-shirt, so having a bit of stretch is best.

Skirt Fabric – 1 yard should be sufficient, of 60″ wide fabric. If you are making a larger dress (size 8 or bigger) I would get 1.5 yards. Suitable fabrics would be taffeta, silk, linings, suiting fabric, etc.

Cape Fabric – 1 yard of 60 inch wide fabric you can get away with 1 yard of 45 inch fabric but it would not make the cape as full.  Suitable fabrics would be Chiffon, light lace, bridal chiffon, etc. I would not recommend tulle (its too light and you may not like the way it hangs)

 

This is a sewing project suitable for those that have some sewing knowledge. It is not a project for someone who has never used a sewing machine or attempted to make anything before.

 

I am going to show you how I did it. I did not have a pattern, other than a look at the official Disney Frozen Queen Elsa Ice Dress.

DIY Queen Elsa DressThis is the Official Disney Frozen Queen Elsa Dress that is now sold out at Disney.com!

Retail Price – $149.95USD

The total cost for the dress that I made was $12!

 

The notions needed for the dress are as follows:

  • Matching thread
  • 3/4 inch velcro in white (strip about 28 inches long)
  • 1.5 yard clear 1/4 inch elastic
  • Lace (to accentuate V in dress) with some stretch would be best

 

Creating this dress was easy. All the sewing is done right on the T-Shirt – No zippers, buttons, or anything difficult for your little princess to get this gown on and off.

You can click on any of the pictures for a larger image if you need it bigger to understand what the step is.

Want to Make a Princess Anna Dress Too? Free Pattern and Tutorial Click Here 

 

 

 Step 1 – Attach Bodice to the shirt.

Cut desired shape for Bodice, and pin right side out on the shirt (we are only doing the FRONT side – after the front is done you will do the same for the back)  Once you have carefully pinned it on, ZigZag stitch it right on the shirt. Be careful not to bunch the shirt, the zigzag stitch will allow it to stretch (do NOT straight stitch this will get ripped over time!) I did not zigzag across the bottom I left it open. So the fabric is only sewn to the top, and both sides of the T-shirt.

Elsa Ice Dress Frozen

  Step 2 – Plan location of skirt

Mark out your skirt location on the shirt. To obtain the deep V look I put the shirt on my daughter and marked her belly button as the bottom of the V, and then went up 4 inches on the shirt to the side seam to create the ‘V Shape’.

Queen Elsa Costume Tutorial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3:  Cut the Skirt – and attach to the shirt.

The skirt should be made with a FULL width of the fabric (preferably 60 inch wide) if you have gone with a narrower fabric (45 inch) you may wish to sew a few pieces to make it wider (which will make the skirt fuller)  Measure your daughter to decide the length, if you want to have it drape in the back like a train you can cut it shorter in the front and longer in the back. To make the V shape, and figure out how to cut it you will fold the width of your fabric in half (the center will be your V) and at the halfway point of that will be the hip (side marker) once you have this marked you will CUT the V shape into the skirt.  Then you will sew the raw edge (right sides together)  If your fabric is one that will frey easy you have two choices to finish the raw edge before you sew it to the shirt. 1. Serge it (turning under will add unnecessary bulk as we will cover this with the ribbon in another step) 2. Turn it under, or add freycheck to the edge.

Queen Elsa Dress DIY

 

Next you are going to cut a piece of clear elastic that is 1/4 inch that is 1 inch shorter than the V shape on the shirt. To decide this place the elastic on the shirt in the shape of the V, and imagine it going around the back… take 1 inch off that measurement and cut.

Then pin the elastic to the RIGHT side of the skirt TOP, Start the elastic in the V, at the point, and take care to mark with either  a special color pin or sewing pen, the point of the V, and the location of the hip, as once the elastic is on, finding these spots will be hard if you have not marked them.  Continue pinning your elastic taking care to get even stretch, all the way around the top of the skirt. (yes you will be doing the elastic on the RIGHT side of the skirt.

 

Step 4: Attach Skirt to the Shirt

Queen Elsa Dress Tutorial DIY

 

 Pin pin pin… its important to pin well, so that you make sure the skirt is attached where you want it. Sew with a zigzag stitch to allow stretch.  Once you have the skirt attached to the shirt, hem the skirt to the desired length.

 

Step 5: Add Ribbon, Lace to cover the Stitching.

Queen Elsa Dress - DIY Tutorial

 I sewed my ribbon onto my lace, BEFORE I placed it on the dress, so I was sewing thru the dress only one more time. I also used a straight stitch, which in hindsight was not a very good idea. To keep the stretchy nature of this project I would recommend a stretch lace, and use a zigzag stitch to put it on, as this looks great, but the straight stitch eliminated the ability to stretch it on, and it made it harder for my 2.5 year old to get it on and off by herself.

Ok so place the ribbon over the sewing location of the skirt (seam at the back center) and pin well, and sew one more time. This photo shows how it should look when you are sewing it in your machine.

Step 6: Deciding how to attach the cape

I was not sure the best route for this, ultimately I settled on velcro, since I wanted the cape to drag to the floor, and my kids are kids, I knew the cape would be removed, pulled off, and possibly stepped on. Velcro was the best choice for me. I laid out my velcro, putting the ‘soft’ side on the shirt, sewing it from the front underarm around the back to the other side.  I did not not photo this step, but I hope its self explanatory. Message me if you have questions or need help.

 

Step 7: Make Queen Elsa’s Cape

The cape can be as fancy or as simple as you choose to do it. I am guessing you have a bit of sewing knowledge and some idea of your own for this… I will explain what I did, but it is by no means the only way!

I made my cape by measuring my daughter from the neck (where the shirt sits) to the floor, and used that as my length measurement, then I used the entire 60 inch width of fabric. I sewed an edge on that matched the bodice on the shirt, on both sides, then the bottom. For the top I had to gather it in, as my velcro hook piece that I was going to attach was only 18 inches, and I had 60 inches in width of fabric.

Usually I like to use elastic to gather, but this was too much of a gather for the elastic trick to work… so I used 1/8 inch ribbon. Sewing the CapePinned a tail of it at the edge, and ran a zigzag stitch over it, being careful NOT to actually sew the ribbon to the cape… (my ribbon matched the fabric too closely and would not show up in pictures!!) Once the whole length of the top of the cape was zigzag stitched I pulled the ribbon to be  18 inches, and tack stitched it on both ends. Now my cape was only 18 inches wide at the top (the same as my velcro) and the cape moved freely on the zigzag casing we just made. I lined up my cape to what I was happy with for gather, and pinned it to my final edge piece, sewed the edge piece to the top, creating 4 sides that had a casing on the cape. Click here for a VIDEO tutorial of how to do this gathering technique – Video is sometimes easier to follow.

 

Queen Elsa Ice Dress Back Picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lastly I sewed the hook side of the velcro to the cape top, and it was DONE. I attached the cape to the dress, and it was ready for my little Elsa to try on!

Here is a picture of the back of it, so you can get an idea of how the trim was done, and where  I placed the velcro pieces on the back.

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial – its my first one! I had so much fun making these dresses (yes I made 2! One for each of my girls). I loved the idea of the shirt dress because it is easy, and fun. No zippers, buttons, etc.

IF you are unsure of how to make this… I have found this pattern on Amazon (which was not available at the time I originally created my dresses – CLICK the image to Order (Its about $10 and makes Both Anna and Elsa!) McCall Pattern Company M7000 Misses’/Children’s/Girls’ Costumes, Size KIDS ((3-4)-(5-6)-(7-8)-(10-12)-(14))

Now you are ready to take your Elsa – Ice Princess to Disneyland, or Disney World, and have fun with all the admiring fans who will love your work!

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Have you seen the New Let It Go Sing a Long Song? Click Here

Want to Meet Anna and Elsa at Disneyland or Disney World? Click Here to see where to find them at the parks

I am so excited to hear your comments, and would love it if you would share pictures of what you create with this Queen Elsa Ice Dress Tutorial as your starting point!

 

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Here is a great Side by side 🙂

Elsa Ice Dress Tutorial