March 16, 2021

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A New Spring Dress! The Primrose and All Occasion Dress Pattern Hack

Hi Everyone! This week we have a super cute pattern hack that's perfect for welcoming Spring 2021! This blog post is brought to us from our newest content creator, @graceloves2bake from Instagram. We love her fresh take on the patterns we've published and her photos are the cutest too! So without futher ado... here's more from the author:

I purchased the Primrose Dress and All Occasion Dress patterns with no intention of using them together. After making a dress from each of these patterns, I kept thinking how adorably they would go together! It seems as if they were made for each other! One of the things I love about these patterns is that they are both available in 18 inch and Wellie Wisher sizes!  Today I will show you how to combine the 14.5" patterns to make this dress for your Ruby Red Fasion Friends doll!

 

You will need:

  ❀ Buzzin Bea Primrose Dress Pattern

  ❀ 123 Mulberry Street All Occasion Dress Pattern

  ❀ ¼ yard Fabric (Type of fabric as suggested in pattern instructions)

  ❀ Scissors (I chose to use pinking shears)

  ❀ Sewing Machine

  ❀ Hook & Loop Tape (I cut mine 2 inches by ⅜ inches)

  ❀ Pins


Step 1:

Print and cut out your pattern pieces. You should have four blouse pieces from the Primrose Pattern plus a sleeve ruffle. (I cut my ruffle 3 inches by 6 inches for my Ruby Red Fashion Friend. If you are making this for a Wellie Wisher or an 18 inch doll, cut the sleeve ruffle according to the pattern specifications.) You should have four pattern pieces for your skirt as well. 

 


Step 2:

Cut the pieces out according to the pattern instructions. (Keep in mind that if you are making this for a Ruby Red Doll, like me, you will need to add an inch to the bottom of the skirt. For any other doll you can leave the pattern as is.)

 

Step 3:

Sew your blouse, following the instructions given by Buzzin Bea in the Primrose Pattern.


Step 4:

Sew your skirt according to 123 Mulberry Street’s instructions.


Step 5:

Pin your skirt and bodice good sides together, lining up the side seams. Sew together.


Step 6: 

Topstitch along the middle seam.


Step 7: 

This is the part where I always try the dress on my doll, just to make sure it will fit properly before I add the hook and loop tape.

Following the instructions in the Primrose Pattern, add your hook and loop tape.

And your dress is finished! Snap a few photos and share your new creation with us!

We'd love to see your creations too, so if you make one, please tag us on Instagram @PixieFaire @graceloves2bake

You can also share pictures in the Pixie Faire 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!

Thanks everyone!

For Pixie Faire, @graceloves2bake

 

 


Do you like her tiny circle tote bag? Check out this tutorial video on our Youtube Channel to make one for your dolls too!

 

 

 

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We'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell us - What accessories would you pair with this darling dress?

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Thanks Everyone!

Cinnamon & The Pixie Faire Team


100 Comments

Earlene
Earlene

May 26, 2021

I love this, I would pair it with a hand bag that would match my dress, some cute sandals. I would made two of them, one for each of my granddaughters. My material would have a spring look to it

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

April 06, 2021

I would pair it with a wide Brim hat and sandals.

Marie B.
Marie B.

March 20, 2021

The bag is so cute and easy to make. I would pair it with a hat using the same technique as the bag

Regina
Regina

March 19, 2021

I would add a wide brimmed hat, choker-type necklace of ribbon, and sandals.
Thank you for this chance to win a gift card :)

Sharon
Sharon

March 19, 2021

Tote Bag and Flip Flops

Doreen
Doreen

March 19, 2021

sandals, hat that pony tail can come out of, large purse.

Leslie Loren
Leslie Loren

March 19, 2021

I love the straw tote. In addition I would add ballet flats and a floppy hat.

jeanne
jeanne

March 19, 2021

I think she’d be cute with an Easter basket or tote with a bunny…and a cute easter bonnet (hat)! Thanks for running this give-away.

T
T

March 19, 2021

A straw hat, necklace and flats for shoes.

Tracy Snyder
Tracy Snyder

March 19, 2021

A sun hat for sure!

Rebekah
Rebekah

March 19, 2021

A watering can and bouquet of flowers

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

March 19, 2021

I would pair the dress with a pair of brown cowboy boots with hanging tassels and the words Pixie Faire sparkling on each side of the boots. On the front of the boots I would have the sparkle also.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

March 19, 2021

I would pair the dress with a pair of brown cowboy boots, they would have tassels hanging on each side and decorated with Pixie Faire words along side each boot, with sparkles to show off the words. Sparkles on the front of the boot also.

Dorothy
Dorothy

March 19, 2021

I think the plain neckline cries out for a necklace or pendant. A large brimmed hat would be cute, too, with flowers.

Janet
Janet

March 19, 2021

For accessories, I would add a straw hat with ribbon & flowers, a white shoulder bag & pink or white sandals.

Connie M
Connie M

March 19, 2021

Definitely red shoes and a hat or scarf.

Kathleen Rowley
Kathleen Rowley

March 19, 2021

Would love to wIn this prize! I would add red shoes to match the beautiful cherries on the print of her dress.

Susan
Susan

March 19, 2021

I think she needs a toy bunny to hold.

Hollea
Hollea

March 19, 2021

I would make a matching wide brimmed hat in the same fabric or the lining the same colour, and add a tote bag or picnic basket and cute sandals. So perfect for a picnic, walk in a park, just adorable.

J.J. Goody
J.J. Goody

March 19, 2021

I think she needs a puppy, a good book and a daisy.

Karen Cook
Karen Cook

March 19, 2021

Very cute. Perfect for an outing on a sunny summer day!

Joanne
Joanne

March 19, 2021

I think a big hat and sandals!

Meg
Meg

March 19, 2021

A big straw hat and handbag, with cute sandals.

Chris G
Chris G

March 19, 2021

Espadrilles, chunky bracelet, sunglasses and straw hat!

Cindy Dishman
Cindy Dishman

March 19, 2021

Bracelets would be nice peeking out from under the sleeves and a raffia hat that does not over power the doll. I might add a tassel on the bag.

Lori
Lori

March 19, 2021

I think adding a summery hat, handbag and red sandals or espadrilles would be adorable. And if the handbag and hat had embroidered cherries to match her dress it would be perfect.

ES
ES

March 19, 2021

A necklace or earrings would be really cute

Pamela
Pamela

March 19, 2021

I would add a cute little necklace to accent the plain neckline and perhaps some gladiator sandals to match the colors in the dress. Perhaps a hand-crocheted purse would complete the look.

Pamela
Pamela

March 19, 2021

She needs a choker and a macrame bag!

Karen L
Karen L

March 19, 2021

She would look so cute with a straw hat and an Easter basket!

Dorie
Dorie

March 19, 2021

I would pair this cute dress with a sweet pair of sandals from Miche Designs!

Maggie Klein
Maggie Klein

March 19, 2021

I would put her in maryjane shoes and a Straw hat.

Daphnia Rogers
Daphnia Rogers

March 19, 2021

Cute spring hat with spring/summer scarf that can be removed to wear in hair or around the neck. Cute spring pearls, sandals and purse.

Susan C
Susan C

March 19, 2021

I would put a strip of offsetting fabric on the waistline or make a belt of an offsetting color. Some lace at the end of the sleeves would be nice. A shawl either crocheted or made of an offsetting color would bring out the dress. A matching pair of sandals and headband would be nice.

Cheryl R.
Cheryl R.

March 19, 2021

I think it’d look great with a fun and funky bag, hat, and some cool shoes

Annlee
Annlee

March 18, 2021

I would add a white hat and red sandals.

kathy m
kathy m

March 18, 2021

hat and platform sandals and purse to make the dress

Marie-Josee Desilets
Marie-Josee Desilets

March 18, 2021

I will add a nice neckless.

Nancyb
Nancyb

March 18, 2021

What a sweet dress. For me Spring is usually a little chilly to be wearing sandals so I would probably just put her in Mary Jane shoes or plain shoes and then depending on where she is headed lacy white socks or plain white socks. Might add a headscarf or floppy hat and a purse.

Rose
Rose

March 18, 2021

A straw hat, bag and sandals.
Thank you for the straw bag idea!

Jackie Pitts
Jackie Pitts

March 18, 2021

It’s sweet and light. I’d add white lacy sandals and maybe a white hat but nothing more. Perhaps a book of poetry to read when she comes to a quiet spot. And maybe a cat to purr on her lap as she does so. A gray one.

Sandra L/
Sandra L/

March 18, 2021

Great tutorial for combining two sweet patterns. Me, I hate the word hack. It is way over used.

I would make a dainty bead necklace and matching bracelet.

SILVIA
SILVIA

March 18, 2021

YHIS PATTERNS IS SOCUTE
GREAT
I ADD A FLOPPY HAT,
THANKS

Laurie
Laurie

March 18, 2021

I think the outfit is perfect the way it is! Thanks for the chance to win!

Arielle Greenstone
Arielle Greenstone

March 18, 2021

I would pair it with a floral sunhat and a woven basket. I’m also in love with every form of doll sandals so maybe a pair of dusty pink gladiators?

Sue
Sue

March 18, 2021

I would pair it with a cute purse and hat.

Suzi
Suzi

March 18, 2021

I would add a big hat and some great sandals.

Suzi
Suzi

March 18, 2021

I would add a big hat and some great sandals.

Jeri
Jeri

March 18, 2021

Great pattern hack! I would add a floppy hat.

Rhonda
Rhonda

March 18, 2021

I would pair a floppy hat, the dress is so cute!!

Linda
Linda

March 18, 2021

I think red sandals and a pair of red sunglasses because this dress shouts summer to me.

candy
candy

March 18, 2021

A floppy hat would be cute.

Angela
Angela

March 18, 2021

So, so cute! I love that little tote, too. I would add the tote, a straw hat, and maybe some sandals.

Jackie Koepnick
Jackie Koepnick

March 18, 2021

a cute floppy hat for spring or summer cute dress

Tatum
Tatum

March 18, 2021

Tights and a glitter belt and shoes!! Make it school-dance dress!

Charlene T.
Charlene T.

March 18, 2021

A floppy sun hat, sandals, and a cute dog on a leash would be my accessories. I love the straw tote hack!

Laura Davis
Laura Davis

March 18, 2021

Defiantly a nice summer hat and espadrilles!

Carol
Carol

March 18, 2021

I would add a red headband and red boots.
Thanks for the hack.

Barb
Barb

March 18, 2021

I would pair this adorable dress with some cute sandals and a big sun hat and a cute necklace.

sheila
sheila

March 18, 2021

I would make a floppy straw hat.

Tracey Moore
Tracey Moore

March 18, 2021

a nice little hand bag, nice necklace, and a little fascinator hat for a summer wedding.

Rhonda
Rhonda

March 18, 2021

A cute pair of shorty boots!

Sue
Sue

March 18, 2021

This dress would look lovely with an Easter bonnet, gloves and a basket for collecting eggs during the Easter Egg Hunt.

Lisa
Lisa

March 18, 2021

A summer wide-brimmed hat or maybe a pair of red boots

Florence
Florence

March 18, 2021

Thanks so much for the Pattern mashup. Love the dress. I would pair the cherries it with a red purse and red patent leather shoes.

Cathy
Cathy

March 18, 2021

I would add a backpack and a straw hat with a band to match the dress.

Kat
Kat

March 18, 2021

A necklace and brimmed hat and dressy sandals would be cute.

Sharon
Sharon

March 18, 2021

I would pair this dress with sandals, floppy hat, sunglasses and a thin chain necklace.

Victoria
Victoria

March 18, 2021

She needs a parasol

Kate El
Kate El

March 18, 2021

With a sweet dress like this, I would add a choker necklace with a tiny charm in front. I like the bucket hats and would make one of lace to accent the dress and provide some light shade for a walk in the park. Thanks.

Diane R
Diane R

March 17, 2021

Go Go Boots!

Brenda
Brenda

March 17, 2021

A Rick rack hat, espadrilles, and an Easter basket would be a wonderful addition to this dress.

Cam bentet
Cam bentet

March 17, 2021

A Sling bad and matching shoes would be a real bonus

Kelly
Kelly

March 17, 2021

I think a big floppy hat would look lovely with this dress, along with No-sew Jane’s shoes. I just love how the two patterns come together so perfectly. Thanks for this pattern hack. What fun!

Eddie
Eddie

March 17, 2021

A big floppy hat with a red ribbon and a pair of red sandals and I would make that cute little purse in the same shade of red.

Nancy
Nancy

March 17, 2021

I would add a simple necklace and some dressy sandals.

Melinda
Melinda

March 17, 2021

A large-brimmed hat would make this dress perfect for the Kentucky Derby!

Janet F
Janet F

March 17, 2021

I would add a cute belt, strappy sandals, and sunglasses!

Linda
Linda

March 17, 2021

A backpack and red tennis shoes would be really cute.

Clarissa
Clarissa

March 17, 2021

It looks like an Easter dress and we always wore white gloves for Easter. They could be made like a mitten, but sew “finger” lines before sewing the backs and fronts together.

Ann
Ann

March 17, 2021

I would pair this little dress with strappy sandals and a floppy hat.

Chalae
Chalae

March 17, 2021

This dress is so adorable! I would totally pair it with a big floppy summer hat! 😍

Debra
Debra

March 17, 2021

I would accessorize her with a cute beaded necklace.

susan
susan

March 17, 2021

My red crocs and a straw bag with red ribbon!

Martha
Martha

March 17, 2021

This dress is so cute. I would add cute white shoes and a floppy hat. Maybe also an airy white shawl.

Jessica Springer
Jessica Springer

March 17, 2021

A cute backpack and school accessories. An adorable dress for a day of learning. Espadrilles would look really cute too!!

Christine
Christine

March 17, 2021

A cute purse for shopping!

auschick
auschick

March 17, 2021

I’d make a vinyl purse with a cherry motif on it <3

Tamara G
Tamara G

March 17, 2021

A cute fabric headband with floral embellishments!

Maureen Fry
Maureen Fry

March 17, 2021

I would accessorize with a puppy on a leash, ready to go for a walk!

Summer
Summer

March 17, 2021

A hat!

Heidi
Heidi

March 17, 2021

A hat and sandals!

Shasta
Shasta

March 17, 2021

A hat would be cute!

Amy Shippy
Amy Shippy

March 17, 2021

Sandals!

Cindy
Cindy

March 17, 2021

Eden Ava espadrilles would be cute!

Bridgette
Bridgette

March 17, 2021

A floppy hat would be very cute!

Margie
Margie

March 17, 2021

This is just too darn cute! I think a clutch purse would really dress it up or go with a pair of sandals to give it that boho vibe

Bridgette S
Bridgette S

March 17, 2021

Sandals would be very cute!

Cath
Cath

March 17, 2021

This looks like a cute and comfy dress to go shopping at Shipshewanna so how about a nice broad brim hat to keep the sun off, comfortable shoes for walking and a nice market tote. Everyone has their own Shipshewanna near by, from Julian California to Waccama Pottery in the Carolinas. I hope you get to enjoy some of those spots this year. Happy stitching!

France
France

March 17, 2021

A pair of tennis shoes and a hat.
Thanks

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