So, where did Spring go? Last week we had on shorts and flip flops and now fleece and long sleeves. The low is supposed to be 32 in the morning. Ugh. But, on the bright side - check out the weather for our first full day at Disney World on Saturday
Minus the 50% chance of rain (its Orlando, there is always at least a 50% chance of rain AND we have ponchos) that sounds AMAZING. Counting the days, counting the days.....
Oh, back to the blog. So, if you remember, I had to do my own finagling (*I* say thats a word) to get a Belle dress together last week. Well, now she wanted an Elsa dress. First of all, even finding the Disney version is impossible. Finding a tween pattern for one? Another difficult task. So, here's what we mashed up to make our version.
For the bodice, we used the Whimsy Couture Enchanted https://www.etsy.com/listing/178612869/whimsy-couture-sewing-patterntutorial?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=enchanted
The skirt came from Fairytale Pattern Design's Irelyn Peek a Boo. I somehow have this pattern up to a 12, but the current Craftsy listing only has it going to a 6/7. I really dont know why. But, here is the link to the Craftsy http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/sewing/clothing/irelyns-peek-a-boo-ruffle-dress-pattern/28495
I know Elsa's dress has a more sweetheart neckline, but I used the peasant style because she is VERY self conscious about ANYTHING related to her chest. So, this style made her more comfortable, plus it was chilly today here. I modified the bodice to be two fabrics and in the back gathered the snowflake sheer cape fabric into that seam to make the long cape in the back. I used a silver corded trim on the bodice and on the ruffle trim.
Overall, she and I were very happy with the outcome. So, I present to you our interpretation of Elsa from Frozen. Some of her friends thought she was supposed to be Cinderella - but, hey its a Disney princess, so I say I am at least in the Ballpark ;)
She is literally standing in the woods belting out "Let it Go." No joke. :)
As close to an Olaf as we get in Georgia this time of year ;)
She likes warm hugs. :)
So, tonight we let her pick dinner for her 'last supper'. We ended up at Cracker Barrel eating French Toast (mmmmm). Tomorrow is her big day - getting braces. She is really nervous. Of course, she has had all kinds of kids at school tell her how bad it is going to be. So, she will have a "new" smile for you guys premiering tomorrow. Wish her luck!!
See you tomorrow!