- You may recall a few weeks ago I made this super doll from Clothkits for my daughter Amelie, but we didn't have time to also make her a dress so she has been galavanting around in her undies.
- Amelie is delighted with Violet's new dress, although she has asked me to make her a friend called Lily!
- I love Clothkits, they are so easy to follow - although it hasn't been without it's hiccups!....
So here are the pieces, "Emma Thomsen, this is you mission should you wish to accept it, make poor Violet a dress".
To begin with, sew the binding round her collar.
Binding attached - tick!
Sew binding on the skirt - Tick!
At a crucial moment I realised I had cut out the wrong sleeves, noticing the more ornate ones just in the nick of time!
Sew elastic into cuff.
Pull elastic through to gather the cuffs - Tick!
Sew sleeves onto bodice.
First sleeve - Tick!
Both sleeves - tick
Attach front panel of skirt to bodice.
Front skirt panel attached - Tick!
Attach back of skirt to back of bodice - Tick!
Hand sew poppas to back of dress.
Poppas attached and pressed together - Tick!
This is where things went a little 'pear shaped', not sure how but my 4 year old son did something to my sewing machine and it has temporarily 'died' on me. So I had to attach the front and back of the dress by hand sewing the side seams, all was not lost. Tick!
Mission Complete - TICK!
Violet Happy - Tick! (and Amelie too).
I hope you enjoyed following me in the joys of making a simple doll's dress. If you want to try your hand at making a doll and clothes for a special little girl check out Clothkits for more fantastic patterns, including clothes as well as soft toys.
Thanks for dropping by! :)