As many others I hopped on the Frozen train wanting to create an Elsa dress for a child. The only thing was that all the tutorials I saw online were kind of unsatisfying for me so that I just did my own version, with flaws, not perfect, but hey it's handmade :)
First I asked for the shirt size of the child and bought a plain white shirt at H&M. Then I measured the girl, while she was wearing the shirt (yes, this is very difficult :D) and wrote down all the sizes she has so that I know how much fabric I need.
I ordered all my fabric on buttinette, an online shop for creative supplies. Any other side is probably just as fine :)
For the upper part (around the shirt) I used fabric with sequins (note: the sequins were coming off while making the dress already, so it's probably impossible to wash that dress, unfortunately).
The lower part, i.e. the skirt was made of blue satin which was quite heavy.
Finally, the cape was made of organza.
For the fabric with sequins I simply sewed 2 pieces to the already existing shirt.
According to the measurements I did on the girl, I cut and sewed the satin to the shirt and finally added the organza to the back of the dress. Remember that because of the weight of the fabric, it could be possible that the shirt is lengthened making the whole dress long than you thought. I had to whip it again, too. But in the end, for my first clothing project, I was quite proud :)
Let me know what you think and maybe show me your creations in the comments :)
As promised at the beginning of the year I now post the first handmade gift I did that is really pretty cool :)
The gift is a game called Donkey Game and it's invented by a friend of one of my colleagues.
What you need
Have a look on your wooden platelets and see if they're smooth everywhere. If not smooth it a little with some sand paper. Otherwise you may skip this step :)
Take the marker and write numbers from 1 to 20 on the platelets. Do this step 6 times. One of them must stay empty for now!
On the last platelet try your best to draw a donkey face. I tried however to do a little sketch version. But I guess you can do even better ;)
After finishing the 121 wooden platelets you turn to the fabric. Cut it the way you think it's enough for the platelets and start sewing. I simply folded my fabric so I only had to do three sides instead of 4 ;)
Put the cord at the edge of the fabric and sew it again to be able to close the sack. Then turn it and fill it with the platelets. Enjoy the game :)
10. The game goes on until all except for one players have finished their piles. The last one that has the donkey loses.