Don't put off your order too long! My turn around time is about 2 weeks so the order cut off is December 1st this year. By the time I get all the orders done around the 15th the kids will be on break from school and I don't like to ignore them :) There are a few Ready to Ship items for those who wait until December to order...... but even those should go out by the 15th just to be on the safe side.
I am in love with these little inverted pleats! I used a great vintage 60's pattern and it is so sweet.
I found just enough of this calico to make the little girl dress and sadly there wasn't enough for a doll dress, but it is terribly sweet.
For this version I used coordinating stripes and floral with cording in the princess seams of the bodice. The bodice is fully lined and it has a zipper closure.
The deep red of the pleats are just peaking out from a field of cherries in this set. Again, it has a fully lined bodice and back zipper closure.
The funnest part for me was drafting the doll dress pattern. I based it on the pattern shapes of the girl size dress but Kit here is built like a linebacker and adjustments must be made for her wide shoulders and barrel shaped body. It turned out well though and Miriam assures me that Kit likes the style :)