A quick sewing update on Elsa costume for Halloween.
It is going well after taking the time for important pre-sewing steps. The five-year old was measured and matched to the pattern’s measurements. An adjustment was made at the waist and bodice length. This was a challenge as one does not want the dress to be too tight nor too loose as it is more of a fitted style. Based on the design, after completion, there is not much room for alterations. Note the waist has two adjoining fancy fabrics and trim.
Elsa is 2014’s most popular character. The pattern and fabric was purchased eight to six weeks ago. I am using bridal fabric (the satin is the reverse side of a nubbed faux silk).
Fancy blue fabric is flying off the shelves. Yesterday, I went to buy a blue 12-inch zipper. Guess what? They were out-of-stock. I had to buy the 16-inch zipper and will have to cut down.
There are nine (9) pieces to Simplicity’s pattern so I do not consider it a quick costume. Nor is it inexpensive. I estimate to be up to $40 for fabric, pattern, zipper, trim, and bias tape. All purchased on sale. Oh, but is it pretty and fun putting it together.