First off, a big thank you to Lo for hosting this blog tour, it’s been fun and pushed me to make some doll clothes! (Plus, there’s a giveaway – don’t forget to check at the end!) It was both easier and harder than expected… Sleeves were not super easy, but they go so quickly that I think it’s not as painful! This pattern is a beautifully finished dress and comes together in no time flat. Honestly. I think it took me 40 minutes to sew up, and that’s more because of small parts and being nervous.
Oh Sew Kat has a bunch of different doll patterns to choose from, and I was able to use the School Dance Dress – which itself has a bunch of options! I was even going to try to do the math, but dozens… There’s a straight front dress, a split and princess seam option. Then, she mentions belts, ribbons and bows and you can keep going forever!
For my first doll clothing experience, I decided to keep it on the simple side. Of course, I did cut two dresses, but some machine problems kept me from getting them both done in time. So, what you see here is the split front option, View B, done in some beautiful purple floral I’ve had sitting in my stash left over from a tea party outfit I made two years ago. I also decided to use snaps instead of velcro for the back closure, because – have you seen this dolls hair? It’s just as crazy curly as my daughters’ can get and the velcro could become a disaster….
- January 15th: Seams Sew Lo (Intro)
- January 16th: Seams Sew Lo
- January 17th: Kathy’s Kwilts and More
- January 18th: Sew Haute Blog
- January 19th: Seams Like Style
- January 22nd: Elli & Nels
- January 23rd: Quilts by Joanne
- January 24th: Granma Texas Sews
- January 25th: Stitched by Jennie
- January 26th: Sewing with D
- January 29th: Our Play Place
- January 30th: Cross Stitches Custom Clothing
- January 31st: Hazelnut Handmade
- February 1st: Dear Daydream
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