Ursula Sew A Long – Week 4 – Final Dress Details

Hi Everyone!  Let’s get this Ursula cosplay finished!

This week were assembling the bodice, attaching it to the skirt, and making the shell from Hero Foam.

If you haven’t already traced off and cut out your pattern pieces form the pattern with your pattern tissue, now is the time!  If you need to make any adjustments such as blending sizes or shortening/lengthening the bodice do that now.  Personally, I take 1” out of the length of this bodice for myself, I’m more of an apple shape so for the waist seam to hit correctly I need to remove that length.  After you’ve traced off and cut out your pattern its time to cut it out.  The lower bodice pieces will be cut from your black spandex and the top, sleeves, and neckband will be cut from the purple spandex.

The video for this section has some helpful tips to put together the front of the bodice to make a sharp point in the center.

I didn’t want to go into too much detail as the pattern has great directions with it already.

Now that you’ve got the cosplay all together lets look at the accessories!  This week were going to tackle the shell necklace.  My housemate Alli helped with this one, were using Hero Foam in the 6mm thickness to make the shell.  You can make it from 2 or 3 thicknesses, I just liked the depth from the three layers.  Use contact cement to glue the three pieces together and waited a few minutes to make sure that it was completely dry.

At this point you can pain the shell however you’d like, spray paint, acrylic paint, mixed media paint, its really your choice.  I’ve use all sorts of paint on the Hero Foam and it turns out well.  If you’ve got a small scrap of felt available you can use it to secure a jump ring to the back of the shell with some hot glue or the contact cement after the paint is dry.  Add it to a ready made necklace or make one and you’ve got the first accessory finished!  If you wanted to make shell earrings too, you could do the same thing for those and then finish them on earring wires.

Click HERE to download the worksheet and instructions for this part of the build!

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