It seems every little girl’s dream right now is to own a dress just like Queen Elsa. But with official Frozen merchandise so sparse (and expensive!) I just knew I’d have to get creative and make an Elsa dress of our own.
Actually, it’s not that difficult to make an Elsa dress – and it’s really quite quick and fun!
Even your little one could
drive you nuts help you.
To make an Elsa dress you will need:
1 x stretchy crochet top
1 x roll of turquoise tulle
First, you need to decide how long you want your dress skirt to be. Using the tape measure, measure from your child’s waist downwards.
Remember this measurement and DOUBLE it. This will be the length you need to cut your pieces of tulle.
How To Make An Elsa Dress
Take your spool of tulle and cut-off a number of pieces that are equal in length to your (doubled) measurement.
It’s easier to prepare them in advance so start with 20-30 lengths and work from there.
You may also find it easier to stretch your crochet band over a book to expose the holes and make it easier to thread your skirt.
Take one piece of your cut tulle length, fold it in half and poke it through a hole on the lower edge of your crochet band.
I like to start threading on the 2nd row, as the first edge always looks so delicate!
Holding the two loose ends of your folded length of tulle, poke them through the loop and gently pull to fasten.
Now the fun part… repeat all the way round
Since Elsa’s dress is very fitting and elegant, I didn’t want the skirt of my Elsa dress to be overly ‘full’. I therefore chose to thread my tulle through every other hole in my crochet band.
And remember, this band is stretched open whilst I’m threading, so these will all condense down, too.
Once you’ve finished your first row, begin threading a second row for your Elsa dress.
This time, thread your tulle through alternate holes in the row above so you have no gaps in your skirt.
Decorate your Elsa Dress
I was hoping to find some gorgeous snow flakes that I could decorate our Elsa dress with, unfortunately, there was nothing to be found.
Instead, I found this gorgeous turquoise sequinned flower, which looks kinda like a snowflake, dontcha think?
In keeping with my no-sew project, I simply cut off a half-inch strip from my tulle roll and tied this on. Why make things more complicated than they need be!
The straps of our Elsa dress were super simple, too.
I took one of our left-over lengths of tulle from our skirt and made another slip knot at the front of the dress (at the top edge of the crochet band).
Taking one of the ends, I pulled it over the shoulder, pulling the fabric straight to form a small sleeve, then simply tied in a knot at the back to fasten.
You can trim any loose ends or just hide them inside.
And that’s it.
How to make an Elsa dress!
Do you wanna build a snowman?
Sorry, I couldn’t resist 😀
Why don’t you have a go and make an Elsa dress for your little Princess. It would make a perfect costume for Halloween!
If you do make one, I’d love to see it. Please pop back and share a photo or leave a post on my Facebook wall.
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