Happy Turkey day to our USA fans!
We hope you celebrate this beautiful fall holiday with giant turkeys and pumpkin pies, maybe a brisk forest walk and, above all, lots of thanks to give.
If your dolls haven't picked out their party outfit yet, this one may spark some ideas! It's an elegant, puffy, flower-patterned dress with bright pink elements. The bolero vest has purple thread stitches on its borders, a beautiful detail which gives the vest a finishing touch. We also used the same color of fabric for a belt, and it works beautifully. The skirt isn't the easiest one in the book, but we all know you've got to put in the work if you want to look the part! (And the rest is so easy to make, so it evens out!) This dress is the whole package though: Not too chique, not too casual, this dress is the right amount of fancy!
... And if you ate too much of that delicious turkey, nobody can tell because of your puffy skirt!
To start, we'll need 2 bolero patterns (found in the Dolly set). Cut them out in whatever fabric you like, and pin them together with the colored side facing out (so non-colored sides against eachother). Sew them together following the borders with a very clean stitch, because we will not be turning this piece inside out.
For the top, use a top pattern (you can find one in the Peggy set — only use the front piece here). Copy it so you have two pieces. Pin them together (colored sides facing each other here!) and sew as shown in the drawing — on the sides and above the shoulders. Turn inside out.
The skirt and dress:
For the skirt, take one whole piece of fabric from a fabric set (slightly smaller than A4-sized paper).
1- Fold it in half lengthwise.
2- Now sew those sides together using a running stitch, but don't tie it off just yet at the end! 3- Gather all the fabric along the thread, spreading the ripples evenly, to just about 8cm or 3.15 inches. Tie off there.
4- Now, sew the two loose sides of the fabric together and tie off about 2cm or half an inch before the end.
5- Now we attach the top to the skirt. Take the top (turned right side out) and put it bottom-side first in the skirt. Make sure the top of the skirt and the bottom of the top line up evenly, and sew together. Now you can turn it inside out and have your doll try it on! To top it off, cut out a matching belt and tie it around her waist.
Whew, quite the list!
f you create an outfit, snap a picture and send it to us — maybe it'll get featured on our blog!