Everyone’s favorite ice queen is back in theaters this fall with a stunning new look, and that means every little girl with an Elsa costume in her closet is about to be begging for an upgrade. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with a free sewing pattern for her new caped jacket for both Mom and the little princess. We made ours with a luscious velvet, Mood’s new ombre chiffon, and a gorgeous beaded trim. Let us know in the comments how you’ll be making yours!
Purchase Materials Used Below:
- 4 yards Ice Blue Polyester Velvet
- 1 yard Granada Sky Ombre Polyester Chiffon
- 3 yards Light Blue Teardrop Fringe
- 1/2 yard Estate Blue Polyester Velvet
- 2 Italian Navy, Silver, and Crystal Rhinestone Button – 58L
- Dritz Black Hook & Eyes
- MDF173 – The Elsa Cosplay Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
The Adult and Child version of this pattern go together largely the same, with the exception of the added front shoulder detail available on the kids’ version.
To start both, stitch your back panel on top of the chiffon lining piece. For mine, I simply zig-zag stitched around the velvet edge.
Create a rolled hem and stitch around the bottom three edges of your cape panels, like you see below.
Pin the capes to the top of your back panel, toward each of the side edges. Place your yoke overlay and main yoke layer over the cape and back panel and stitch. Fold the yokes upwards and top-stitch, as you see below.
Place the back part of your jacket to the side for now and get started on the front. Following the guidelines on your pattern, sew the front darts into each panel. Stitch the panels at the top edge, like you see below, and this will become the center back panel of your jacket collar.
Here’s how to complete the sleeve detail for the kids pattern:
- First attach the the front yoke pieces to your front bodice and sew your collar at the center back seam as shown.
- The back yoke will be sewn the same as the adult pattern.
- Once your back yoke is complete, set your bodice aside.
- Now attach the shoulder yoke to your sleeve.
- Set in your sleeve and top stitch along all seams to finish.
To continue with the Adult version, sew the collar edge along the neckline of the back of your jacket, clip the corner seam allowance and then stitch the front and back bodice panels together along the shoulder seams.
Set in your sleeves and then give them a pointed hem to complete your jacket.
For both versions, create your skirt by attaching the front panels to the back at the side seams. Pin and sew the skirt to the bodice at the side seams. Hem the shirt with a rolled hem, and then attach your front bodice facing along the center front raw edges. Slip-stitch the facing down inside your jacket.
Create your belt by sewing your two panels with the faces together. Leave 3″ unsewn to turn the belt right side out. Clip your seam allowance, turn the belt right side out, slip-stitch the opening closed, and edge-stitch around the belt’s entirety. Sew a few hook & eyes inside the center front edge to keep it closed, and add a couple rhinestone buttons to the front for decoration!
Lastly, add a bit of detail to your jacket if desired, with a few yards of beaded fringe along the hem!
Will you be making an Elsa costume for yourself or a little one? Let me know in the comments!