Sunday, April 4, 2010

A Dress for Anna


 It was a delight to sew this dress for Anna and the doll dress for her doll Jessica.  I used McCalls 2590 for Anna's dress and Simplicity 4654 for Jessica's.  They are very similar except that the McCall's pattern has an A-Line skirt and the sleeves are gathered, while the Simplicity pattern has a gathered skirt and the sleeves fit without gathering.  :-P  

 I added the ribbon because I thought it just "tied it together" better than leaving it plain. :-)  It ties in the back and looks so cute!
I am making another with the same patterns, but I am going to alter the skirt on Anna's so that it is gathered like the doll dress.
Just for fun, here are Anna and me (and Jessica the doll ;-) ).

7 comments:

Lillian said...

Pretty - I love the fabric, and Anna is so cute!

marianne dashwood said...

Anna is so sweet! :) I love the self-portrait of the three of you - but I have said that already. ;)

Caroline said...

Oh how pretty! It's cute that the doll has glasses too, I did that with my doll when I was little!

PLLM said...

SO CUTE!!! Great job, Melanie...Anna looks like a sweetie. ;)

C. C. said...

Hi! I love your dress! I just finished a dress for my daughter's doll "Clarissa" from a Martha Pullen pattern. Come on over and see it if you like!

C. C.

Teddy said...

How sweet! I wondered what the two of you were doing that day! ;-)

Miss Katie said...

Oh, this is so adorable! I love that you made the doll a matching dress. Couldn't be more cute. ^.^