I bought this fabric ages ago and have been saving it because I absolutely love it and wanted to make something special with it. I’d intended it for Tinu but lucky Ellen stole it away when I stumbled across the Heritage 1850s Summer In Blue Dress pattern, especially since I still have about 99 yards of that green woven fabric that needs to get used up.
What can I say? The pattern was easy to follow, although I messed up the lining like I ALWAYS do because I didn’t read ahead, and I didn’t encase the seams on the skirt ruffles because I’m lazy and was tired of sewing with the green fabric. I actually ran out of the pretty yellow and green one and so the underskirt is green, but I might have done that on purpose anyway!
Did I mention there are ruffles? Lots of them. I’m glad gathering has gotten easier over time because boy is it the #1 thing to do in doll clothes.
Ok, I’ve got nothing more to say for once. This was one of the least eventful things I’ve ever made. I didn’t notice until just now that I didn’t make a colored sash. I might hunt down some green ribbon at a later date; I’m sure not using the green fabric to make it!
It’s a very fitted bodice on my fatty PC doll!
My dog Nellie wanted to be in on the fun. Watson was actually sitting pressed against my back as well. Heaven forbid I do anything without them!