Today’s free princess dress up apron pattern is Elsa. Yep, with today’s pattern you can give your daughter a reason to start singing “Let It Go” again (you know you’ve missed it).
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As I mentioned in the first apron post, princess dress up aprons are easy to sew, take less than a yard of fabric, and fit a wide variety of sizes. I even have free PDF sewing patterns in sizes 2/3, 4/5, and 6/8 for each of the princesses.These aprons will hold up to washing better than many commercial princess costumes and are perfect for everyday play. Pair one with a fluffy white skirt (here’s the one I got!) for an easy DIY Halloween costume. These would be great handmade Christmas gifts for any little girl, and I think I’ll be sewing up a few extra to have on hand for birthday gifts, too.
For this pattern I used a light turquoise and a dark turquoise broadcloth, along with a bit of silver trim.
Before starting on this apron, please click over to the Snow White apron post and watch the video, which tells you all about which fabric I like to use and walks you through step by step sewing directions. Then come back here to get the details on how to make Elsa’s bodice.
The Elsa dress up apron pattern is two pages long and looks like this. You can download it by clicking here. Print it out at 100% or full size and be sure the grey test square measures exactly 1 inch by 1 inch.
For this apron you’ll need 1/4 yard of the lighter fabric and 3/4 yard of the darker fabric (although if you’re making a size 2/3 you could get away with 1/2 yard of darker fabric). You’ll also need 3 yards of 7/8 inch wide white ribbon, and white thread. Finally, you need 1/2 yard of silver trim, which should be flexible enough to go around curves and corners.
Start by cutting out the skirt (from the darker fabric) and ribbon pieces as directed on the pattern, curving the two bottom corners of the skirt pieces as shown in the Snow White video.
For the bodice you have two pattern pieces: the basic bodice and the curved bodice. Cut out two basic bodice pieces on the fold from the lighter fabric, and one of the curved bodice on the fold from the darker fabric.
Lay the dark curved bodice on top of one of the lighter basic bodices, matching up the bottom and sides. Pine very well, and then sew very close to the edge of the curved bodice. You can use a narrow zigzag here.
Then lay the silver trim right on top of where you just sewed, and sew it to the bodice using a straight stitch.
Finish the bodice as directed in the Snow White video, laying the other basic bodice piece on top of it and sandwiching the ribbons in between. Here’s what the finished bodice looks like:
Continue to sew up the apron as directed in the Snow White video. Be sure that when you sew the bodice and skirt together that you sew the skirt to the WRONG SIDE of the bodice. Add the waistline ribbon and your Elsa dress up apron is done!