Holiday Dress #1

I have quite a few holiday fat quarters to work through, which is being a lot of fun! Although it turns out I’ve stashed away enough modern holiday outfits over the years that I’m not in as dire need of holiday dresses as I thought. This just means there may be some mid-December wardrobe changes! A girl loves options.

For the first one, I had loved this faux-sweater print but then got worried it would be too big on a doll, so I wanted to just do a simple dress. I expected to use it up and then set it aside for children to play with someday. Instead, I really, really like, even though I couldn’t get the pattern to line up perfectly. I think she just needs a black shrug to go with it!

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I used Forever 18 Inches’ Versatility Dress pattern, which I may not have needed because I think I have most of these pieces elsewhere. But it’s a nice, very easy pattern to follow, and makes a basic dress that you really can get very creative with, so I’m glad to have it!

I did the circle skirt because I didn’t feel like doing gathers, and I tried it on a doll every step of the way because I’ve had so many problems lately with outfits coming out either way too small or way too big. But this one fit perfectly!

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There’s not really much more to say. This pattern is going to get a lot of use. Easy to construct and really just a joy to sew. Here it is, being modeled by this nameless girl… who I keep calling Honey, even though I don’t like that name for a doll, but she might ignore my wishes… but I’m not even sure she’s going to stay… She’s digging her heels in… maybe I’d give her a better chance if she can come up with a better name…

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