Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sew, Sometimes I Craft Without (#2) . . .

. . . paper! I decided to make this a 'series', so this is my second post (1st is here), wherein I've sewn a doll outfit and crafted sans paper (other than my pattern, of course).

This cute little Valentine dress in pink with baby white ric-rac trim is made from a darling free 'popover sundress' pattern available online from Oliver + S. Go check out her fabulous blog! I will tell you that I've learned the hard way that the original American Girl Dolls from the 80's/90's are a bit plumper than the ones now made by Mattel, so I will add a bit to the width of this dress next time I stitch it. The original AG Doll patterns (still available online too) are much more generous, so now I'll measure each of our little ladies and do any needed adjustments before I cut/sew.

It's a bit snug going up over Molly's waist, but fits just fine and I have no little girl to dress the dolls right now. NOTE: I did the back of dress exactly as the front with the ric-rac, so I didn't add a back view photo.  It's just such a quick, sweet and really simple-to-make little A-line dress -- I LOVE it and I can 'play' with my sewing!

I had a triangle-shaped scrap left over and couldn't resist making a little scarf  -- guess I envisioned Molly going on a picnic and wanting to keep her long hair from blowing in her face. I decided to post this now as we've had perfect picnic weather -- about 80 degrees and just an occasional breeze. Thanks for stopping by to see my non-paper creation. My 3rd installment will post soon, as I'm really enjoying sewing AND fabric is as addicting as paper, you know, so please come visit again!


Lisa said...

This is absolutely adorable!! You did a fabulous job!! You should sell these...they are awesome!! Happy Sunday :)

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Raquel said...

Beautiful dress and coordinating headband. Love the trims on her dress... wonderful job!

1CardCreator said...

This is adorable, I wish I was this talented, no sewing skills at all! ~Diane

P.G. Lamb said...

Marge, I am so jealous you can sew! This is so adorable!


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