Just so happens that my Elsa gown also fits into the Historical Fortnightly sewalong! My second entry this year is for Challenge #20.
The Challenge: Alternative Universe.
Fabric: Blue poly satin, crinkle metallic organza, metallic overlay, blue tulle (all from Joann), snowflake printed fabric (from Etsy)
Pattern: Skirt – Folkwear 209 Walking Skirt. Bodice – altered from a fitted sloper. Cape – draped. Shirt – patterned off a regular long sleeve shirt.
Year: The skirt is Edwardian. Everything else is completely fantasy/modern.
Notions: Snaps, zipper, horsehair braid, spiral steel boning
How historically accurate is it? Not at all! The skirt pattern is a fairly accurate Edwardian, but the fabrics are pure fantasy. The bodice is made with Victorian corset techniques, but otherwise has no basis in history.
Hours to complete: Lots. Maybe 50+? I’ve been working on this pretty solidly for a month.
First worn: At work, for Googleween
Total cost: Around $175. Fabrics ($84), Wig ($43), Shoes ($20), Notions etc ($25). If anyone asks me to make this for their kid, I will laugh at them :p
And some photos!
Also, like all Disney princesses, Elsa is a friend to animals:
And the best part, turned out this costume was a cat trap! This cat loved me SO MUCH. She would not leave my cape and spend tons of time attacking it and sitting on it. I want to be friends with ALL the cats so I do not object to this.
And we are done for Halloween this year! Next up, back to my historical roots as I need an 1890s evening bodice and 1930s dress by mid-January.