It's Been A Real Slice September: Frozen Fever Anna Cosplay Tutorial Part Four: Vest

I know it's been a really long time since my last installment of this tutorial, but you can see them here, here, and here.

A while back, I found this beautiful tapestry tablecloth at Goodwill. I knew I wanted to use it for something, and when Frozen Fever came out it found its purpose.

I started with the vest from the doll, tissue paper, and a piece of paper.

I figured out the approximate shape of the vest and drew it on the paper.

Then I figured out what I wanted my measurements to be.

I drew the design to scale on the tissue paper and cut it out, thus creating my pattern piece. There are pins in it because my tissue ripped in the middle.

I pinned my pattern to the fabric and cut it out.

Then I turned my fabric inside out and pinned where I wanted the seams to be.

On the dress form:

All that was necessary was a simple straight stitch along the seams.

Anna's vest has blue piping aroung the edges, so I took the ribbon from my hair accessory...

... and pinned it around the edges.

Bonus picture of my dog's foot because she wouldn't move... ;)

Once again I just used a simple straight stitch.

The flower designs on the front were hand painted using acrylic paints.

So far so good, right?

For the design on the back, I went with a simplified version because I wanted my fabric to be the focal point instead of more flowers.

I started by pinning some pale cream ribbon to the back and sewing it on wherever I had pins.

Then I hot glued another flower underneath the "peak" of the ribbon.

Using glittery blue nail polish, I added some accents.

And that concludes the vest! Easy enough, right?



  1. Replies
    1. Thank you! It's all coming together. ;)

  2. Wow!!! It looks amazing!!!!! Reminds me that I need to finish up my Anna dress though.
    Great job!

  3. You are such a talented seamstress! I wandered over to your blog because I was curious and ended up scrolling through several pages of posts to see your beautiful sewing projects. ^_^

    1. Oh my goodness, thank you "sew" much! I'm glad you enjoyed seeing my work! :)


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