I had originally bought this pattern for two reasons: my friends daughter and secondly the purse was a perfect size!! This dress is so easy that I highly recommend it for beginners. It has been years….eons since I made clothes this small. Brought me back to doll clothes making. This you can make in no time. Must have taken me from start to finish (I never include searching for and bringing home fabric) about 4 hours. Hmmm…..now that I think of it by the time you patiently lay it out, cut it out, then sew it together…….it must be about that. At first thought you think it takes an hour, but by the time you sew the final button on it, it has been a great rainy day project.
This purse and dress were made from Fabmo interior decorator fabrics so I had to piece the purse together. But unless you were the one making it, you really wouldn’t have noticed it was not to be pieced this way. See for yourself. I needed to piece the strap and the inside center band. So cute. It didn’t call for a pocket in the purse, but it goes against my religion to not put one in.
I made 4 of these dresses changing the pockets out, and working on slightly different variations. My mothers button box had these fantastic gum ball buttons that went so perfectly with these that I almost sold all before being able to share and photograph.
I love this pattern and want anyone with little girls to go for it!! It’s a day project, which are always my favorite to towte when encouraging fellow seamstresses!
SEWING TIP: I serged all seams before sewing them together. Makes it so easy to whip it up and look so professional. Yep, it’s true. Unless you want to french seam them, this makes a lovely clean finish.