Frozen Inspired Princess Anna Cape

Frozen Inspired Princess Anna Cape - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

I’m so excited to have my second FROZEN tutorial ready for you guys today! I had a lot of fun making this for dress-up. I do have to admit that my daughter is a bit Elsa obsessed so I went more simple with my design for Anna. Rather than do her dress, I went with a simple cape. It’s not a very long project and you can have it ready for play in about an hour!

Frozen Inspired Princess Anna Cape - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Frozen Inspired Princess Anna Cape - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Supplies:
1 1/2 yards pink cotton–Moda Bella Solids in Magenta

Making the pattern and cutting the fabric

VEST
For the vest, I used the same bodice shape from her Elsa dress and just extended it in a slight A-line shape from the bottom. Cut two and then cut one down the center. These are the two sides of the front. 

Frozen Inspired Princess Anna Cape - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Make a backwards “J” for the armpit facing; cut 4 and sew together at top and bottom and fit into the arm hole. Serge or finish the opposite edge. I used white thread so you can see the seams, but I would use a pink to match!

Frozen Inspired Princess Anna Cape - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Frozen Inspired Princess Anna Cape - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
CIRCLE
The top of the cape is basically a big round circle with a hole for the head cut in it. I measured from my daughter’s neck to wrist to see how long the radius needed to be and then guesstimated the neck hole to be about the same size as a cylinder of oats. While still folded in half, cut from one of the sides and around the center hole.

Frozen Inspired Princess Anna Cape - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Frozen Inspired Princess Anna Cape - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Serge or hem the outside edge of the circle and add pom pom trim.

Frozen Inspired Princess Anna Cape - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Frozen Inspired Princess Anna Cape - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

ATTACHING TOGETHER
Cut 1 rectangle about 4″ wide and as long as your neckline. Taper the ends at an angle for the neck. Fold in half long-ways. This will become your collar. Sandwich the WRONG side of the vest, right side of the collar and right side of the circle cape. Pin and sew.

Frozen Inspired Princess Anna Cape - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Hand stitch the closure to the top of the vest and collar.

Frozen Inspired Princess Anna Cape - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
It’s times like this when I want another daughter so they could be sisters and play Elsa and Anna together. This is what I get when I ask her to pose like Anna. I don’t know when she does that in the movie, but I’m thinking Eliza knows better than I do! You can tell that it’s been well-played with because it used to be smooth and now it’s all wrinkled. Ahh well.

Frozen Inspired Princess Anna Cape - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

 I think my favorite part about the cape is that it was so inexpensive to make, but looks so fantastic. Thanks to the gals at The Ribbon Retreat, you can replicate this cape for only $10.

Frozen Inspired Princess Anna Cape - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Frozen Inspired Princess Anna Cape - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Do you wanna build a snowman??? LOL! I love that song, and I love beautiful Anna! This cape, celebrating the fun, adorable, and full of life Anna, is so great and sure to make all of your little Frozen lover’s sing! I am totally visualizing a whole bunch of cute little Anna’s running around singing at the top of their lungs and flipping and swishing their own Anna inspired cape around and around.

Thank you so much Carissa for inspiring us all today and for sharing this cute Anna Cape with us! This cape and the gorgeous Elsa Dress you recently shared are surely fit for a queen…and princess! To see more inspiring crafts and projects by Carissa, make sure to visit her at Carissa Miss.

Are you inspired to get sewing something worthy of royalty? Whether you are ready to sew this cape or something else for your little princess, we think you will also love these other projects worthy of your little queen!

Frozen Inspired Queen Elsa Dress - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Frozen Inspired Queen Elsa Dress

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Pretty Panels Peasant Dress

This dress is unique and beautiful! Use button holes and loop ribbon through and tie in a bow. Adorable!
Marguerite Ribbon Tied Dress

Happy Creating & Happy Sewing!
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Easy DIY Resin Jewelry

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Hey! It’s Melanie from Find it, Make it, Love it where my sister in law Steffany and I blog about everything from kids crafts to furniture re-finishing. (Come visit us HERE for more inspiration.) We are excited to share this project for some EASY DIY Jewelry. It’s so inexpensive but looks like it came from a Boutique!

Here’s what you need (from The Ribbon Retreat):

Other supplies needed:

  • Ear ring blanks from craft store

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This is seriously the easiest tutorial ever. Using E6000 glue, attach the resin flower to the earring blank. That’s it!

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Same with the ring blank and bobby pins. Just glue. :)

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Let them dry.

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So easy, inexpensive, and cute! My girls love their new resin jewelry, and it makes an excellent gift; I plan to keep some DIY jewelry on hand for birthday presents! Thanks so much to The Ribbon Retreat for having us! Be sure to come by Find it, Make it, Love it http://finditmakeitloveit.com/ and see what’s happening in our DIY world! :)


These little beauties are stunning in looks and so simple to create! Who knew making your own jewelry could be so easy? This would be a great craft to make at a birthday party or with a fun group of your lady friends. Pick out your favorite resin and you are set. You could even use some shiny gems or pretty pearls to create a look of your very own.

Thank you Melanie for sharing your talent and sweet little resin jewelry with us. Jewelry is so much fun to wear and the perfect accessory to dress up all of your outfits. Thank you for showing us how easy it is to create our own and just how budget friendly it can be too. For more fabulous tutorials by Melanie, you can find her crafting away at Find It, Make It, Love It, a wonderful blog full of crafty goodness!

I love jewelry and all accessories. We have so many fun jewelry tutorials perfect for every crafty level. You can find those fun tutorials HERE. Here are some of the projects you will find…

Interchangeable Ribbon and Pearl Necklace - this tutorial is easy and makes great gifts for those who love accessories! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}
Interchangeable Necklace

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Ribbon Jewelry

Also put an image on the Alphabet Tile for a fun twist.
Tile Necklace

I know they say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but I am happy with any piece of jewelry…I like all sorts of friends. :)

Happy Creating & Happy Jewelry!
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How to Make a Pony O Cheer Bow Streamer, YouTube Thursday

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Rah, Rah, Rah and Go, Fight, Win…our newest YouTube Video tutorial has just come in!
Ok, yes…I was a cheerleader for a really long time, so what better way to start today than with a sweet little cheer to introduce our brand new video that is something to cheer for, for sure!

However, for all of you non-cheerleaders…don’t worry, this cute little bow is perfect for you too. I have a niece that sports these adorable bows during her Volleyball matches and Softball games too…so let’s grab our supplies and get started. Regardless of where you will wear these fun Pony O bows, they will be a home run!

Supplies:
Ribbon (different sizes)
Pony O’s
Needle and Thread
Scissors
Hi-Temp Glue Gun
Heat Sealing Tool
Resin (optional)

Join Shirley as she teaches us how to create our very own personalized Pony O Cheer Bows…but remember, this bow is not just for cheerleaders, but for dancers, basketball, volleyball, tennis, softball players and more! Enjoy!

Wow…so simple and so fun, right! Keep your hair out of your face with this perfect little pony o bow while you are driving to the hoop, hitting that home run, or getting ready to spike that ball. With your favorite ribbons combined to celebrate your school colors and school spirit, you will have your very own personalized bow. This bow is so easy to put together, you will be able to make one for each member of your team in no time.

Along with so many others, we have written directions for this exciting little bow that you can find HERE. Make sure once you click on Cheerleader Pony O, you scroll to the bottom of the screen if the directions don’t automatically pop up!

You can also see all of our incredible video tutorials HERE. These videos are a great way to learn how to make some beeeautiful fun and frilly bows, headbands, ribbon sculptures and more. While you are checking out our video tutorials, make sure you don’t miss ONE by subscribing to our YouTube Channel.

It’s time to get your cheer on and make some fun Cheer Bow Pony O’s. Like our other bows, they are addicting! Before you know it…not only will everyone on the team have a matching bow…but the whole audience will as well. That’s what I love about school spirit though…if the audience thought it would help their favorite team win, I know for sure they would all wear one of these Rah, Rah-rific bows too! :)

Happy Creating & Happy Pony O Bows!
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Fabric Covered Notebook

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Hi!  It’s Amy, from Ameroonie Designs again.  Today I’m here to share a project that is a quick sew and would make a great Teacher Appreciation gift or a perfect summer journal for you or your children.  This darling covered notebook comes all decked out with a ribbon bookmark, elastic closure and a pocket for your pencils or pens.

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Laptop Case Tutorial

Laptop Case Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Hi there Ribbon Retreat friends! My name is Michaela and I blog over at Covered in Mod Podge. I’m happy to be back today to share a tutorial for a laptop case.

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Ruffled Ribbon Bracelets

Ruffled Ribbon Bracelets - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Hey everyone!  I am Kami from Sweet Charli, and I am so excited to be sharing a fun project with you today.  I love these ruffled ribbon bracelets, because they are something you can make with or without a sewing machine.  They are something you can make with the ‘crafty’ and even the non-crafty.

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Ribbon Clutch Tutorial

Hello everyone! I’m Becky from Patchwork Posse. I’m here to share a project to use your small bits of ribbon and fabric with. I blog about lots of easy sewing projects, and I’m the home of the Yearly Round Robin.

Being a big fan of the stacked coins quilts and wristlets, I couldn’t resist mixing them together. This is a great way to use your little bits of ribbon and fabric pieces.

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How To Make A Korker Bow, YouTube Thursday

How To Make A Korker Bow, YouTube Thursday - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Korker ribbon AND bows are some of my absolute favorite! I love the girly curl and the fullness you get with adorable bows made from these incredible ribbons. This fun ribbon comes in so many different colors and designs from polka dot to chevron…and who doesn’t love polka dots and chevrons?

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Swimsuit Cover-Up Tutorial

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Hi Ya’ll! It’s Danielle from Blissful and Domestic. I don’t know about you, but I am greatly anticipating summer. BBQ’s, swimming, snow cones, and fireworks come July.

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Looped Ribbon Birthday Photo Wreath

Hey everyone!  It’s Christine from I Dig Pinterest, and I can’t wait to share how to make this oh-so-fun Looped Ribbon Birthday Photo Wreath with you!

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Bright colors just scream birthday to me, so I wanted to incorporate them, using ribbon, into a  “Party” wreath.  What I absolutely adore about this creation, is not only the fabulous mix of patterns and colors, but the fact that it can be personalized with the birthday boy or girl’s precious photos.

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