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Unread 01-04-2014, 12:25 PM   #1
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Elsa (Frozen) Pointy Sleeve Pattern

Hey all, I am looking for a quick and dirty pattern to do the top part of Elsa's dress. The lighter part that makes the sleeves:

http://static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__...a/ElsaPose.png

I am trying to avoid seams at the shoulder so I am cutting a hole in the fabric and draping it over my head and shoulders, marking where to cut, then cutting and finishing it. (Does that make sense?

Anyway, what I am needing is an idea on how to draw the pattern to make the sleeves pointed at the middle finger. The fabric I am using is NOT stretchy so I'd rather not juts cut a hole in the fabric and slip my finger through.

Any ideas?
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Unread 01-05-2014, 02:58 AM   #2
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I'm not an experienced sewer my best idea is to do regular sleeves, and add on a glove akin to a wedding glove
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Unread 01-05-2014, 08:14 AM   #3
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Even if you cut your fabric on the bias to drape it on the shoulder without a seam, it may be uncomfortably tight. I do not think the shoulder is a place you can eliminate a seam and still wear the garment without tearing or cutting off circulation. My advice is to use a real sleeve pattern, then once the shoulder seam exists, press the raw edges into a tiny tight roll and hand sew them to render the seam much less noticeable.

The point on the end is just exactly that, extend the sleeve out and down (Id cut it wide then take it in to fit the hand) and do a handkerchief hem into a tidy little point. You don't actually need to do anything to attach it to your hand, the fabric will hug you if the sleeve if nicely fitted, but you can tack a little piece of ribbon in place like the mitts posted above.
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Saw from someone else on DA.... get a pair of dance tights in the right color (or dye) cut a neck hole and voila... no seam. Worn under the bodice though, not attached.
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Saw from someone else on DA.... get a pair of dance tights in the right color (or dye) cut a neck hole and voila... no seam. Worn under the bodice though, not attached.
I may have to try that because thats a great idea.
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Unread 01-07-2014, 12:08 PM   #6
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Yeah it the method used to make seemless arm covers BUT you will have a seam down the centre front and back this way as an FYI. You can't avoid a seem showing up somewhere.


Else fabric however is layered with a soft white stretch fabric (form fitted) with a light blue lace overlay. The lace will show less of a seam if you sew it right.
http://www.hdwallpapers.in/walls/sno...rozen-wide.jpg
http://www.hdwallpapers.in/walls/frozen_elsa-wide.jpg
From a distance it give you the illusion a sheer sleeve but it's not.


http://www.welovecolors.com/Shop/Nyl...aFishnets.htm#
http://www.welovecolors.com/Shop/Lyc...iberTights.htm

The thing is sewing tight are a bitch if you want to show and expose hem let alone getting a smooth shape. If you go that route I highly recommend using a serger to give the finished edge.

http://katinka0921.deviantart.com/ar...keup-420432063
http://katinka0921.deviantart.com/ar...Elsa-420677489
^This ccosplayer use metallic trim to stabilize the hems and you can see the centre seem.
I recommend making the base white out of slight stretch fabric add then add the smooth netting over it.

The end of the sleeve you can use clear thread as a finger loop to keep the shape in place.
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Yeah, I've got the fabric all figured out. The top is going to be one piece with the seams running down the underside of my arms and down my sides.

I think I figured out the pattern and how to cut the sleeves with a point.
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Unread 01-26-2014, 03:46 AM   #8
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Tried the top with my fabric and it's almost an exact match. Okay so my Elsa will be less icy blue than aqua blue but she looks that way in some art anyway. I've seen a few versions and they all "read" right regardless of color if the details are correct. Yay!

I might just rage quit over this corset though, I've never made one before and may need to modify a bought one if I run out of time Except I have no idea where everyone is buying theirs because I can't find any reasonably priced ones on Ebay
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