Ok, she’s already got baby blues, but how about a baby blue dress? I’m not sure why American Girl went into pink and pastel mode for her when she dislikes pink in her books and looks so good in blue! I mean, I know why, but I think there’s some rethinking of the target market that needs to happen. Girls love blue too. Anyway.
I got this Gathered Dress pattern by Heritage Doll Fashions ages ago and my recent fat quarter shopping spree gave me just the fabric I wanted… except I had to get creative with some of the cutting out. The gathered bodice is actually two pieces but the gathers hide the seam pretty well!
The pattern was easy to follow. Really my only concern is that I think my skirt somehow wound up way too big? It has way more pouf, way more fabric than a 1930s dress should have, but I’m not quite sure how I could have overcut it. Weird! Also the back dress opening went way lower on the skirt than it needed to and gaped open. I added another snap rather than ripping out stitches because it was 11pm at night but I’d do it differently next time.