Today I made a new doll dress to sell. 🙂
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! 😀
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. 🙂
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! 🙂
I think I like the Orton best, but tell me which one YOU
like best! 🙂
Photo credit: Google Images
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)
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!! 😀
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. 😀
…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.