The Carnaby St. Dress by Liberty Jane is So cute and versatile! We're loving the swish and swirl of the flowing circle skirt design! With summer in full swing we've modified this design a bit to create an adorable sundress or a swimsuit coverup your doll can wear anytime this summer!
It's super easy to do -- all you have to do is modify the sleeve pattern piece and add ties to the neckline, and then continue on with the regular pattern instructions to complete the dress. (Click on the image, or the link below, to view the original pattern on aleksandrajones.)
What you will need:
☼ Liberty Jane Carnaby St. Dress
☼ Lightweight cotton fabric
☼ Blank piece of printer paper
☼ Pen or Pencil
☼ ¼ inch elastic
Go ahead and print out the Carnaby St. Dress pattern if you haven’t already. You will need to cut out the pieces from pages 28-30.
Take your piece of paper and fold it in half. Draw a 1in. line right next to the fold and close to the top. Position the center fold line of the sleeve pattern piece on the end of your line. Trace the top of your sleeve pattern just on one side. Without moving the pattern, go down 2½ inches from the top corner of the sleeve and draw a ¼ in. line off the side of the sleeve. Connect the end of your line and the top corner of the sleeve together with a straight line. Now draw a straight line from the ¼ line to the fold, creating the bottom of your sleeve. Cut out your new sleeve pattern piece and unfold it.
Cut out your fabric, making sure you use the new sleeve pattern in place of the original and also cutting out 2 strips 1in. by 5in. for the ties.
Turn down the short end ¼ of an inch on one side of each of the ties as shown in the above picture, sew down. Then sew the ties into a tube, right sides together. Turn them right sides out with a bobby pin. Find the tutorial right Here!
Sew the dress front and back shoulder seams together and the inner facing shoulder seams together.
Then zig-zag or serge the outer edges of the facing.
Pin the ties to the neck of the dress, positioning them to your liking and then tack them in place. Sew the facing onto the neckline as directed in the original pattern instructions. Topstitch the neckline and then press down the ties. Optional: Tie a knot in the bottom of each tie.
Roll hem the bottom of the sleeves. Cut two lengths of elastic 5in. long, zig-zag stitch the elastic to the wrong side of the bottom hem of the sleeve, stretching the elastic to reach both ends of the sleeve. Gather along the top of the sleeve to fit the sleeve opening and then sew onto the sleeve opening.
Follow steps 21-26 in the pattern instructions to finish the dress.
We'd love to see your creations too, so if you make one, please tag us on Instagram @PixieFaire
You can also share pictures in the aleksandrajones Inspritation Gallery right here on the website, either use the #pixiefaire when posting on IG, or just click the little + box to upload your picture right here on the website!
For aleksandrajones, @graceloves2bake
To enter this week's contest, simply click the link below and then enter through the giveaway widget at the bottom of the blog post, there are many things you can do to earn multiple entry points!
Contest Details: You enter through the entry form that is embedded on this page and appears just below this paragraph, if you don't see it, be sure to visit the page from your desktop or an alternate browser such as Google Chrome. It may not appear on all mobile devices. The complete rules and entry details appear on the entry form. This is not a comment contest - in other words, leaving a comment on the bottom of this page is not an official entry method. The only required entry method is to leave a comment under this post and then confirm that you did it in the contest widget. One person will receive the PF Gift Card. You can enter once, or gain multiple entries by completing the other entry methods and increase your chances of winning. Please review all Terms and Conditions on the giveaway page before entering. While we wish we could run this contest everywhere, for legal reasons it is only open to eligible residents of the U.S. and Canada, not including Rhode Island. This contest is exclusively endorsed by Liberty Jane Clothing and aleksandrajones.a Rafflecopter giveaway
We'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell us - How would you style this darling new dress?
Commenting below and confirming your entry in the widget above gives you one entry method, the other methods are listed in the widget above, be sure to enter in as many ways as you can to receive the maximum amount of entries to win the gift card!
(This post and giveaway are not endorsed or affiliated with American Girl®, no endorsement implied.)