The photo and some sewing details for Molly’s Greenaway Girls look are in this posting.
This pattern must be scaled to inches when printing. A ruler or measurement line is included.
This pattern was custom drafted for the Sonokong Sharp and Aeyin dolls. Use for any other type of doll will require modifications. Please test on a toile before cutting the fashion fabric.
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If you plan to add a ribbon trim along the empire waistline cut a little extra width at Center Back. The application of ribbon tightens the fabric and fit.
The empire waist bodice for Molly’s dress was made from the fitted bodice. The neckline and side darts of the basic pattern were transferred to under the bust. The remaining portion of the fitted bodice was taped to a 1/2 A-Line skirt made from the basic skirt draft. A series of muslin toiles were made and adjusted until the lower skirt portion had a smooth fit without the need for darts below the bust.
The sleeves appear to be bell shaped but are just long kimono sleeves attached to front and back bodice. Extra width was added at the outer edges of the sleeve seams. A small vertical tuck runs along the back sleeve so that the fullness was better controlled.
The lower portion of the dress is underlined with tulle to help hold the shape of the A-line skirt much better.
The lace trim for the sleeve was hand stitched to the inside of the sleeve hem. Special application for the Pierrette Collar was developed and will be detailed in the next post.
The ribbon used under the bust is 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon folded in half so that the finished width is 1/8″ It was applied to the dress after sewing bodice and skirt seam. Fell Stitches were used to sew ribbon to dress.