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NEW Dolly's Party Dress and Bolero Pattern


I asked my mum (I know - always a girl's best friend, right?!) what she thought of this new pattern design for Dolly's party dress and bolero and she simply said:

"That's a PROPER raggy doll dress that is, isn't it!  ... Love it!"

Gotta say, she's right.I loved designing it too.  And I loved the opportunity to spend a few moments lavishing over and choosing the 100% cotton fat quarters that matched and co-ordinated with each other to get the effect I was after.

The dress is fully lined in crisp white polycotton with false collar and has a bright red contrast belt.  The sweatshirt fabric bolero is especially good as it's only one piece!

I'm anticipating making another dress using my neighbour's Granddaughter's baby dresses to make a keepsake dolly especially for her from her Mum's choice of her favourite outfits - A great way to make a personalised gift and recycle some treasured kids clothes.

Here's some 'in the making of' pictures:

I ended up ditching the pinny idea from the original drawings as it didn't add anything and it covered up most of the beautiful skirt fabric.

make a rag doll with dress


sew a raggy doll with traditional dress pattern


I think this will become a best-seller!  In the days of the VIP launch (before it went public on the online store for download)  it sold like wildfire.

All in all, a great value pattern that can be dressed up and down depending on the fabric choices and economical too as it only requires 3 fat quarters plus a ribbon or scrap piece of cotton for the waist sash.







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