A Summer Play Dress for 18-inch Dolls :-D

Today I made a new doll dress to sell. 🙂
Pattern Description: Simplicity 4654, View A

Pattern Sizing: doll size 😀

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes and no.  I actually think it turned out better than I was imagining it would. 🙂

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very much so.  It is a very easy pattern.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Hey!  It’s a doll dress!  C’mon!  😀  Okay, so it was very easy and quick and cute! 😀

Fabric Used: Um… fabric from our stash. 😀 

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: None except that I fastened it with snaps in the back instead of Velcro.

Would you sew it again? Yes, I am planning on making some more out of different fabrics, to sell.

Would you recommend it to others? Oh yes. 🙂

LOOKIE!!!!!  I SPY SOMEONE ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀

Thanks to Margaret for taking the adorable pictures! 😀

Yellow Summer Dress

You know I’ve been dreaming of having a yellow dress. 🙂 Well, now I have one. 🙂

Pattern Description: B4443, a sleeveless dress or jumper

Pattern Sizing: size 10

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes 🙂

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the directions were quite easy to understand.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I just… like it! 😀 I love the style.

Fabric Used: Yellow linen-look fabric from JoAnn’s. (65% polyester, 35% rayon, if I remember right 🙂 )

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I just shortened the bodice a teeny bit, though after finishing the dress and comparing it with the last dress I made in this style, I don’t think that was necessarily. Still, it fits just fine. 🙂 Next time, though, I think I will lengthen the skirt, as it is a little shorter than I am used to wearing. (I meant to lengthen it this time but had already cut the piece out when I realized I had forgotten!! 😮 )

Would you sew it again? I might, though this was the third time I made a dress with this pattern and I should probably branch out a little. 🙂

Would you recommend it to others? Ohhhh yes! 🙂

P.S. I did not make the shrug. It’s from J. C. Penny’s. 🙂 The dress is sleeveless and I prefer to wear a jacket over it. 🙂

Picnik effects

Hi! This is Margaret again……I didn’t take the following picture but I’ve been practicing/playing around on Picnik with it and thought I’d post some of the things I did to the picture, and please, tell me which one you think looks best! I want to see ya’lls opinions on them! 🙂

Fancy Focus

I think I like the Orton best, but tell me which one YOU like best! 🙂

Photo credit: Google Images

Next Movie Review…

Hi everyone!

I am sorry I didn’t post my movie review on Thursday. I’m still without my computer and it’s a lot harder to sit down and write something on someone else’s computer if you are used to your own. 😉 Also, I am not sure what to review next. Which would you like of the following?

Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Sense and Sensibility (2007)
Persuasion (1995)
Luther (2003)
Little Dorrit (2008)
Wives and Daughters (1999)

I also have seen a really good docudrama about John Wycliffe, along the same lines as “Luther” (though not as well known) that I might want to review too. Eventually I’ll do one on “Our Mutual Friend” too but I have only seen it twice and my mom doesn’t like it so I am not sure when I’ll be watching it again…though I think I remember enough to give an overview and an opinion…

So which would you like next?

P.S. AWESOME votes on the “Emma” poll!!! 19 “LOVE IT-swoons”, 3 “it’s okays”, 5 “haven’t seen it yets” and ZERO “hate this adaptions”!! 😀 BBC must have done something good… 😉 Go Emma!! 😀

Emma’s Pink "Box Hill" Dress…for 18-inch dolls! :-)

Here it is! The finished product! Well, maybe the finished product. I might add some embellishments to it later.

I based this off of Emma’s dress that she wears to Box Hill in the 2009 version of Emma. It’s not identical, just based on it. 🙂 Once I get my computer back, I will load some pictures of Emma’s dress for comparison.

I used the pattern for Josefina’s Christmas Dress, but added maybe an inch or two across the bodice so that it would gather at the top. I used brown bias tape on the neckline and waistline.

This dress will probably be going to a lawn sale booth in May and if it doesn’t sell there I’ll put it on Etsy. Though, to be truthful, I don’t think Rebecca would mind keeping it either. 🙂
P.S. The strange contraption in the background (the silver thing) is a coffee urn that belonged to my great-great-great-grandmother. Just in case you were wondering. 😀

I Have Been Reminded….

…why I screencap my favorite costumes and movies.

And I wish I had finished screencapping “Emma” before my computer went goofy and started refusing to turn on for me.

It (my laptop) is in the shop right now and I think the problem is fixable and I should have it in a few days; however, right now I am without it, and I am sewing a doll dress based off of Emma’s pink Box Hill dress, and I keep needing to see pictures of it to see what to do in a certain spot, and I haven’t screencapped that yet, and my sister’s computer won’t read DVDs for me to screencap it from there!!  *sighs*  So I am kind of “guessing” as I go.

As soon as I get my laptop back, I will screencap that dress right away. 🙂

BTW, so far the doll dress is turning out very cute, though I am having a problem with material not cooperating with the bias tape on the sleeves, and that’s looking a little messy.  But anyway, I think it will turn out and I can’t wait to show you all. 🙂  I am also almost done with Anna’s second dress and am hoping to start my YELLOW dress (!!! 😀 !!!) this week too.  (I am going to make it from Butterick 4443, the same as my Florida dress.) 

I hope you are all having a wonderful week.  Keep your eyes on Jesus and let all you do be done in praise to Him!



Oh Augusta! It is linen-look fabric from JoAnns! And it is yellow! And there is a great deal of it!!

It is JUST the right shade!! I love it. I got 5 yards but I am not sure which pattern I will use for it yet. 🙂

P.S. The picture I took and posted doesn’t show its color very clearly; it is a little bit more creamy yellow than is showing up in the picture.