Looking for the perfect summer dress for your doll? Find out how to make it with this clever pattern hack from Marilyn of QTπ Doll Clothing!
Giveaway Update: Our winner is Darlene who sounds like she is looking forward to a wonderful summer!
Follow along as Marilyn shows us how to use her Take The Plunge Swimsuit pattern and her Easy As π Bandeau Dress pattern to make a cute halter dress that will leave your doll feeling cool, comfortable and beautiful this summer!
(Click on the cover image to find the pattern on Pixie Faire.)
Let's get started...
First, you're going to need some supplies:
• ½ yard light-medium weight knit with minimum-moderate stretch works best (there
is a helpful stretch guide in the “Easy As π Bandeau Dress” pattern)
• About 30” of ⅝” FOE
• Pattern Piece A from “Take The Plunge Swimsuit”
• Pattern Piece B from “Easy As π BandeauDress"
Preparing The Pattern Pieces
Before we cut the fabric, we need to prepare pattern piece A (Take The Plunge Swimsuit) for the bodice. Add 1 ¼” bottom edge of the pattern piece.
Tape pattern pieces B (1 of 2 and 2 of 2) together from “Easy As π Bandeau Dress”.
Cut fabric using this cutting layout:
• Piece B from “Easy As π Bandeau Dress”
• Piece A “Take The Plunge Swimsuit”
Assembling The Bodice
Cut ⅝” FOE (Fold Over Elastic):
• 2 x 5 ¾”
• 1 x 18”
Mark the 5 ¾” pieces of FOE.
Follow STEP 2 for marking the 18” piece of FOE.
Follow STEPS 5 to 27 (omitting STEPS 13-15) from the “Take The Plunge Swimsuit” pattern to complete the bodice.
Adding The Skirt
Follow STEPS 8 to 11 from the “Easy As π Bandeau Dress” pattern.
Use the finishing guide on PAGE 6 from the “Easy As π Bandeau Dress” pattern to finish the dress hem. Congratulations! Your new halter dress is finished!
How would you like to win this darling dress? Marilyn will be sending one to one lucky winner!
We'll pick a winner on Monday, May 29th, and get in touch via email. Thanks for entering and good luck!
For Pixie Faire,
Marilyn & The PF Team