With the Frozen Fever around, Aina is bound to want an Elsa doll… She’s been hinting it for weeks. But I didn’t feel like buying dolls that will probably get tossed away after the hype is over. Fortunately, we’ve got Puchi, the blonde ragdoll. Aina started to realize how similar Elsa and Puchi were, and Puchi started to sport Elsa’s signature braid lately.
After we realized that we could easily turn Puchi to an Elsa doll, we decided to give Puchi an Elsa’s outfit… I figured, this will be an exercise in making Elsa’s outfit, just in case Aina wants to be Elsa during the Halloween later this year. Like… a small prototype.
We started with fabric shopping and mix-and-match with the stash I’ve got in the craft room.
Hmm, yep, I think it’s doable… Let’s get started.
The first problem we encounter is that the lace fabric we bought for the cape thing was white. We couldn’t find the blue-colored lace. So, we ended up dyeing the lace with Aina’s old marker ink… I know it’s probably not going to last, but it’ll do for now…
Yep, I think that’s close enough. The blue showed up well.
After getting all the colors right, I started with making a nightgown pattern for Puchi, so if I wanted to make another long dress for her, I can just reuse the pattern. Since I still have the original pattern for Puchi’s body, I can just use the arm for the sleeves. The pink thing on the picture below is Puchi’s ballet leotard.
Then, after a few trials and errors, I sewed the pieces together. And it didn’t turn out to be too bad. I also added a pair of blue shoes with a snowflake on each shoe to match the dress.
I think Puchi likes her new costume 🙂
This entry was written in January 2016, because I was too lazy to write about this back then.