On Friday I sewed a new dress for Pansy.
Pansy is an 18" Daisy Kingdom doll
from way back several years...I'm sure many of you remember them!
I keep Pansy at my house
(along with a few others)
for Sophie to play with when she comes over.
I wanted to make her a
new dress because
sent me a copy of her
new book and asked me
to try it out!
Nancy's book is called
There are 10 basic easy sew
outfits in the book
that you can stitch up as is...
or you can add your own embellishments for an
even larger wardrobe variety for the 18" dolls in your world:)
They fit the American Girl dolls perfectly but I chose to sew one for Pansy because all of Kassidy's American Girls are packed away for her own little girl someday:)
I decided to sew the
"Tea Time" dress for Pansy
on page 8 and I also decided to use my
Daisy Cottage fabric line for the dress.
I changed it up just a little...
by adding a wide hem on the bottom
of the Tea Time dress.
I simply cut a 4 1/2" x 40" strip of fabric
out of a Daisy Cottage stripe...
Then I pressed a 1/4"hem down
both long sides of the strip and then
I pressed it in half.
I then unfolded it and inserted the
floral dress skirt inside...
And topstitched into place like this.
I stitched the bodice sections and
straps as per the instructions...
And finished up the dress!
Fun and Easy.
I can see why the book is called
30 Minute Doll Clothes because that's how long it took me to make the Tea Time dress.
I decided to make a large
flower clip that would
be easy for Sophie to add and to
remove when she wanted to.
I cut a 3" x 22" strip of Pewter Gray
solid and folded it in half.
I gathered it using a needle and thread...
and fairly large stitches.
I pulled up the gathers so that the
strip formed a circle...
and then took some tucks in
the center here and there
to make the flower puff up a bit!
I added a 1 1/8" covered button for the center.
Thanks so much to Nancy for
sending the book to me...
I found the instructions very clear
and easy to follow.
And for your info...
Nancy is having a giveaway
to celebrate the release of her book!
for the details and to enter.
On a side note...
thanks so much to everyone who has
joined The Great Granny Along fun!
I have "sew" loved seeing all of your
blocks over on the Flickr group...
so many beautiful fabric combinations!
It is NOT too late to join...
for my block tutorial and all of
The Great Granny Along details.
Tomorrow morning I will announce the
winner of my Millie's Closet
good luck to everyone!