Thursday, June 17, 2010

Doll Blouse and Capris

I have had this picture in my mind for quite a while of a crossover, empire-waist doll blouse. I was nervous about cutting into fabric though and making something up myself. But yesterday I thought it out and made the first cut.

And this is what came of it:

I am very happy with it! It turned out even cuter than I had been picturing in my mind. For instance, the ribbon and the bow in the front were spur-of-the-moment ideas and I attached those by hand while watching Flywheel. :-)
I also made capris based on Simplicity 4654 (the shorts), but I lengthened them, added the trim at the bottom, and narrowed them a little bit.

I'm so happy they turned out, and as usual, Rebecca looked so pretty modeling them. :-)
This set is now for sale on Etsy. :-)


Anonymous said...

That's so cute! :D

Elizabeth Rose said...

Love it! They are beautiful.

Love in Christ,
Lizzy Rose

Kelly said...

I love that outfit! It's beautiful! Do you make the clothes? Where do you get these patterns? I'd like to know more about making clothes.

Elinor Dashwood said...

Hi Kelly,
Yes, I make the doll clothes. :-) The pattern for the outfit in this pattern I drafted myself; some of the others I make from out-of-print American Girl patterns, or I adapt them from various patterns.
Simplicity, McCalls, and Butterick sell doll dress patterns that you could start with if you are wanting to make doll clothes -- they're very easy to work with! :-)

Miss Laurie said...

Very pretty! I love the pattern and colors and the design of the blouse and capris! :)

Lizzy said...

That's adorable, Melanie! Great work!

SisterlyLove said...

How beautiful! I love the colors.


Shari said...

This outfit is adorable. I like the long cut of the top and the trim on the capris.