I woke up today and it was snowing…which was perfect inspiration and gave me the little push I needed to complete this!
This took a lot longer then I thought it would. It was slow to sew together, though it all went really smoothly. And the fabric is so delicate it had to be hemmed and topstitched by hand, which took around five hours.
As I mentioned in a previous post, it’s a seven piece pattern drafted by me. The skirt is fully lined with peachskin, and the overskirt is a gorgeous silk - I’m not sure what material it is, but it feels like a mix between chiffon and organza with metallic threads running through it. It was an end cut found in NYC in the garment district, and a very lucky find!
my interpretation of Elsa’s “Let it go”
And so it begins…
I drafted this last night, along with the bodice, and cut it today. It ended up being a seven piece skirt pattern, not including the waistband. It will close with eight grommets up the back. It doesn’t look it, but it’s actually quite fitted at the hips.
The fabric itself is pretty impossible to explain, it’s silk, and feels like a mixture between chiffon and organza. It’s not glittery, but it has silver threads woven into it and it’s gorgeous! The whole thing is lined with a blue peachskin.
The ~actual~ fabric color is like the top three photos, a medium teal sort of color. For some reason it photographed an ice blue on the dress form.
I’m really excited to work on the bodice, but I need to take a trip to home depot before I can begin (don’t even ask, my plan is insane)
Imagine how she must have felt when Anna finally stopped knocking
"The cold never bothered me anyway."
While it felt a lot like a stage show to me, I did definitely enjoy Frozen, and Elsa’s song was super catchy.
This is “Lass Jetzt Los”, the German version of Frozen’s “Let it Go”, sung by Willemijn Verkaik. Enjoy :)
WHAT THE WHAT WILLEMIJN VERKAIK IS ELSA’S GERMAN VOICE AHHHHHHHHHJHDKHFG PERFECT YES GOOD WHAT A GREAT CHOICE.