Sunday, September 22, 2019

It's a Wrap! Simplicity 1484

Finished the little wrap dress from Simplicity 1484. What a nice pattern! The fit is perfect on Pilar. I added the little bow-flower to the closure, after using Velcro fabric adhesive for the closure.  That product works well. I still have some from a wedding clutch project of a couple years back. 

I put the little glitter pink shoes on her as well, and changed her glasses for the polka dot ones. These little cute doll accessories have me so amused! Brittany's and Sophia's on AMAZON are my favorites for these accessories.   

For the fabric, I used fat quarters of light cottons. These were low priced, but of nice quality though a bit thin, and had a nice set of patterns - from small to larger. I love to coordinate the fabrics and use the smaller scale for the bodice and the larger on the bottom. For dolls smaller scale patterns give a better look, but the larger scale add interest to parts of a garment! Just as we might wear a large scale print skirt, so may our dolls!  AMAZON has a nice selection of these cotton fat quarter sets. They are all imported and not the quality of a Kaufman fabric, but the good news is they are soft. Not the hard scratchy really cheap fat quarters you see at JAs in their lowest priced line. 

More about 1484 from Simplicity. This pattern has so many styles and is done so well. I will be choosing another few styles, probably E and then F, to sew up later on, but I have several other patterns cut out already and need to also make little Journey Girl shoes. 

I did buy my pattern on Etsy, where there are loads of previously owned but unused patterns for sale every day.  I do love to look at patterns on Etsy because you can have a list of favorites that you can refer to later.


glorm said...

OK---as hubby said to me: "You're just having a little bit too much fun with these dolls (Barbies) and their clothes!" LOL. You go, girl. So glad to hear that you aren't using scratchy fabric for the clothes as that would not be comfortable for the dolls. (I think I see my hubby's point LOL). Love those glitter shoes.

catspec said...

:) I am not a fan of feeling the scratchy cheap fabric when I might have used some....sigh. And no, you wouldn't want the dolls scratched! HAHAHA...They wouldn't like that at all. ;) Sometimes we just need a way to get away from the news of the day and relax with something fun, and the dolls do that. I know you made lovely Barbie things and probably loved that!

SewLibra said...

Cute outfit! I like the mix of fabrics you used and those glasses are the best! Very on trend. Sounds like you are having a lot of fun with these doll clothes and accessories. I'm thinking the fitting is easier than trying to fit ourselves...but I could be wrong about that. I tried sewing doll clothes as a kid but they were laughable. I didn't know how it all worked back then and cut everything out "front and back" and sewed them together. Hahahaha!

catspec said...

SewLibra, I think I did that too as a child! But I was spoiled because my Mom and Gramma did sew for my dolls and I had loads of clothing for them. My Mom loved to sew for dolls. :) she, like me, sewed for dolls for her own fun when she was an older lady. :) Thanks for the nice words! Coordinating fabrics is fun. At some point I will probably have to donate dolls and clothing but not yet. :)