Hi Everyone! This week we have a super cute pattern hack that's perfect for welcoming Spring 2021! This blog post is brought to us from our newest content creator, @graceloves2bake from Instagram. We love her fresh take on the patterns we've published and her photos are the cutest too! So without futher ado... here's more from the author:
I purchased the Primrose Dress and All Occasion Dress patterns with no intention of using them together. After making a dress from each of these patterns, I kept thinking how adorably they would go together! It seems as if they were made for each other! One of the things I love about these patterns is that they are both available in 18 inch and Wellie Wisher sizes! Today I will show you how to combine the 14.5" patterns to make this dress for your Ruby Red Fasion Friends doll!
You will need:
❀ ¼ yard Fabric (Type of fabric as suggested in pattern instructions)
❀ Scissors (I chose to use pinking shears)
❀ Sewing Machine
❀ Hook & Loop Tape (I cut mine 2 inches by ⅜ inches)
Print and cut out your pattern pieces. You should have four blouse pieces from the Primrose Pattern plus a sleeve ruffle. (I cut my ruffle 3 inches by 6 inches for my Ruby Red Fashion Friend. If you are making this for a Wellie Wisher or an 18 inch doll, cut the sleeve ruffle according to the pattern specifications.) You should have four pattern pieces for your skirt as well.
Cut the pieces out according to the pattern instructions. (Keep in mind that if you are making this for a Ruby Red Doll, like me, you will need to add an inch to the bottom of the skirt. For any other doll you can leave the pattern as is.)
Sew your blouse, following the instructions given by Buzzin Bea in the Primrose Pattern.
Sew your skirt according to 123 Mulberry Street’s instructions.
Pin your skirt and bodice good sides together, lining up the side seams. Sew together.
Topstitch along the middle seam.
This is the part where I always try the dress on my doll, just to make sure it will fit properly before I add the hook and loop tape.
Following the instructions in the Primrose Pattern, add your hook and loop tape.
And your dress is finished! Snap a few photos and share your new creation with us!
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Do you like her tiny circle tote bag? Check out this tutorial video on our Youtube Channel to make one for your dolls too!
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