Thursday, June 19, 2014

Anna from Frozen 18" doll outfit. Done!!!

Finished it :)  The picture on the left is the best picture I could find with the details of the outfit.  I tried to make it out of the shiny fabric but it was a bugger to work with and near impossible to do really nice embroidery on.  The velvet I tried for the vest was leaving a lot of lint on the blouse....a lot!!! so I gave up on that and used regular black cotton.  I made the outside of the vest and a matching inside...stitched them together leaving the side seams open...and then I turend it inside it fitted under the arm and stitched the side seams. I used double fold gold bias tape at the bottom hem line and the neckline...and then I just used small floral appliques on the vest rather than hand embroidery.  I did do hand embroidery on the skirt...I thought it would take forever but it went quicker than I thought.  Found the black boots on for like $8.95...they are adorable. Snaps on the shirt and skirt and Velcro to close the back of the vest.  Oh I had to draw my own vest front. I used a vest back from a commercial pattern, matched the side seams and then sort of drew my own pointy vest with a sort of sweetheart collar.  

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Anna From Frozen continued.....

The skirt is still not done....Need to do some embroidery and some hand stitching on the waist.  So I moved on to the cape and hat.  The cape is a heavily modified Wicked Witch of the West pattern (Simplicity 7091),  I made it out of felt and not fabric like the pattern calls for. I basically just used the pattern to get the basic cape shape.  I probably could have gone shorter in the front...but I'm not going to dwell on it.....(well maybe just a little).  Then I added the mini balls for trim since it looks like that is what she has on it in the movie.  Yes I rented the movie from Netflix late one night.  Dang that Elsa turns into a little hottie real quick...doesn't she?  The hat was a cut and sew crap shoot.  I basically just cut a sort of elongated rounded diamond out of the felt to get some sort of shape to go over her noggin.  Then I used pretty ribbon elastic sewn to the inside of the hat (under her hair) to keep the hat on.  Added the little black trim to that too.

Elastic used on the hat