April 8, 2014

Elsa & Anna Runway Show...You Made It!

now be purchased in my Craftsy Shop here and my Etsy Shop here!

I thought you'd love to see the incredible, lovely, extravagant, elegant, gorgeous type of Elsa dresses that you can make when you go purchase the Elsa Dress Pattern Set....
                        this coming Friday, April 11, 2014!!!!!!
     Yes!!! Elsa is finally here! The time has come! My talented  friend and graphic designer, Johanna, and I are pleased to present to you this new Elsa Dress Set Pattern! There will be three versions of the Elsa Pattern available:

1.Elsa Complete with Ice Dress and Coronation Dress & Cape
2.Elsa Ice Dress alone
3.Elsa Coronation Dress plus Cape alone

Lots more questions will be answered in the days ahead, but for now...
            
                                         .....The Runway Show....


I bring you this captivating show, courtesy of my incredible seamstress testing team, who without them, this pattern would have been impossible. Thanks to them, you have a professional quality, easy to understand and reliable pattern to buy this Friday. Each person has been so helpful and patient with me, provided valuable input, and have executed some simply incredible dresses! I have been blown away by their talent! Just check it out for yourselves.....
(and in no particular order....)


Sharon made some incredibly gorgeous dresses for her twin girls! She embroidered her Anna vest and skirt with such precision, even adding a scalloped lower skirt edging. I love her short sleeved Anna top, Elsa jeweled neckline and snowflake detail on the front bodice. There are so many details to these beautiful outfits, that I may have to share even more with you in another post soon. 

Sarah made this beautiful dress out of exquisite materials with such precision! That beaded front bodice is just amazing! Sarah will be sharing a guest post very soon on how to sew with sequins and beading to achieve a professional quality look to your Elsa Ice Dress. I love how she added snowflakes to her daughter's train and attached it at the back with two snowflake buttons! She even added the zipper alternative for a back closure and it looks so good! 
Marci, from Made By Marci, will be sharing a guest post as well on how to add snowflake stencils to your Elsa Ice train! 

I just adore this Anna ensemble that Nicole, from Once Upon A Princess, put together! Such talent! She made the knit shirt option and vest from my Anna pattern, but then used the Elsa Ice skirt and attached it to the bottom of the vest. So amazing! I love how she took both patterns and made this Anna outfit! Her little Clara Mae is just so cute too!! You can see her other daughter in the beautiful Elsa Ice Dress she also made HERE.

Kimberly put these two Anna and Elsa dresses together for her daughter, just from my Anna pattern. So creative and brilliant idea! Kimberly also was the first person to show me how she imported my Anna stencils into photoshop and made them into iron-on stencils! She used June Tailor transfer sheets, and placed a blue or black background on the sheets(skirt/vest), so that she would have less to cut out. They turned out so beautiful and I was so thankful she shared her printout designs with me!

Kathy also blew me away when she sent me two versions of Elsa's Ice dress she made with just my Anna pattern as well. Each outfit is a separate top and skirt and easy to put on. I love how she used silver trim and a beautiful jewel on the one and then did a lace overlaid bodice on the other. Great combinations!

Leah made three dresses, and had her adorable little man modeling them for her (but me too, of course). Henry, you are the most adorable little boy, and I thank you from the bottom of my sewing heart for helping mommy and me out so much! Leah started off making the complete Anna outfit as a gift for a friend's girl, and then she went on to test out Elsa's Ice and Coronation Dresses for me. They are so wonderful, and the stenciling so very perfect in every way!!! I get so excited when I see my pattern being able to be effortlessly made, and turning out even better than I imagined! 

Kristin started out by showing me the beautifully designed Anna Coronation dress that she made for her daughter. She used my Anna Coronation Stencil Set to cut and apply this felt appliqué she made and adhered with wonder under. What a great accent to her beautiful dress! She then combined my Elsa bodice pattern piece with her own, and made this spectacular Elsa Ice gown with 
detachable train. So incredible! I love it! 

Tabitha put together this wonderful Elsa Ice Dress, from my new pattern, for her daughter. She did such a great job...I mean, the pictures really say it all. Just gorgeous! Tabitha made hers with an inset train and front slit (both options provided in the pattern). Tabitha was so wonderful to work with and really helped me get the upper bodice just right.

Thank you to my incredible testers (Marci, MaryAnn and Elizabeth too)!!! You all have been so priceless in helping me fine tune my directions and pattern pieces. Words cannot thank you enough for helping to make this pattern into a true delight for all to sew!

I will be featuring Elsa tutorials (and hopefully some Anna tutorials too) on alternate ways to accentuate and glamorize your Elsa looks! Keep watching my blog for more guest post tutorials to come! And mark your calendars for....
 this Friday, April 11, 2014: Elsa Pattern Official Release Party!


     Pin it! Share the coming good news! Tell your friends! 
Elsa patterns will be available in my Joy2Sew Etsy shop, and on Joy2Sew Craftsy shop. Licenses, giving permission for you to sell your Anna and Sofia costumes made from my patterns, are now available in my shops as well!

Are you as excited as I am??!!!!

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