HELLO INTERWEBIANS!!! GOODEST OF EVENINGS :3!
Anyway, I had been thinking ever since I watched Frozen (all of you know 7 times in theaters <–clearly has problems with addiction) how to approach Anna’s gorgeous Ballgown skirt, and at last it finally made sense! THREE-ALMOST FOUR MONTHS LATER, so I decided to share it with you guys because you know…I love you guys.
I have finally sat down to working on this, and will be updating with the build/notes/tips even a pattern once I finish the build. I would like to say though that this is NOT a full circle skirt as I originally thought. I decided to use a 1/3 circle skirt, and this would definitely require a hoop/crinoline/petticoat(s) underneath.
This is in the R&D stage of the project, I have not tested it out myself and will be doing so later :3. Always, ALWAYS test things out in waste fabric/mock up fabric first before going into your final fabric!
1. Basically Anna’s skirt is three
full 1/2 circle skirts all resting on top of each other (bottom, pleats, top), so essentially all you need to do is draft a circle skirt. Fit that circle skirt on you and make sure you like how it fits/drapes/etc. Once you’ve decided on the final fit of the circle skirt now you need to cut one section out. What I would do is count how many pleats Anna has and then section the skirt into equal sections and cut out 1 section. That is going to be your main pattern piece.
2. After you have your circle skirt segment, trace it on another clean paper and add (2) 1/2″ seam allowances on both edges. That is going to be the pattern piece for the top and bottom. Below I drew it 2x just to make it more clear later how the skirt works. After you finished tracing that pattern piece, cut the original piece in half–this is going to be the pattern for your pleated section. Add (2) 1/2″ seam allowances. AND THERE YOU HAVE IT, ANNA’S SKIRT (I hope)
3. Sew them together as shown below:
4. If all works out it should look like below:
Now, as I said above, this is simply how I would approach Anna’s ball gown. I have not personally tested it out and but I wanted to share how I would do it either way. If any of you guys do try this out please share it with me! I’d love any tips and tricks. Later on when I have finished some more projects I will be making this and at that time I will add things as I find them out :D!
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