Easter Parade, by Little Miss Muffett - Lace, Ribbon and Ruffles – very feminine and perfect for Easter: The Pantaloon-style pants have appliquéd bunnies on the sides of each leg; the bunnies have cotton tails and ribbons at the neck. The high-waisted, bibbed top has two layers of fabric for the skirt and double ruffled shoulder straps. The top, shoulder straps and pantaloons are adorned with ribbon and lace at the hem edges. The top closes with hook and loop tape by tucking the straps behind the waistband.
The fabulously fitting lace hat is stiffened and then edged with binding trim. Decorate it with lace, ribbon, silk flowers or decorative buckles, the choice is yours. This relatively easy PDF pattern is designed to fit 18” soft-bodied dolls such as American Girl®.
Complete your Easter ensemble with the Little Miss Muffett Easter Eggsentials crocheted Easter basket pattern, available individually on Pixie Faire as well as in a bundled package with the Easter Parade pattern.
Recommended Fabrics: Quilter's Cotton and Dutch Lace
Fabric Used – Quilter’s Cotton was used for the top and pantaloons and appliqué bunnies. Dutch Lace was used for the Hat.
Top & Pantaloons – Quilters Cotton : 36” x 26”
Easter Bunnies – Contrasting Quilters Cotton : 3” x 3 ½”
Hat – Dutch Lace : 18” x 12”
Lace for Top & Pantaloons (22” for Pantaloons – 116” for Top) : 140” x 5/8” wide
Ribbon for Top & Pantaloons (22” for Pantaloons – 62” for Top) : 84” x ¼” wide
¼” Elastic for Top & Pantaloons (14” for Shoulders – 12” for Ankles) : 26” x ¼” wide
3/8” Elastic for Top & Pantaloons (Chest 11 ½” – Waist 10 ½”) : 25” x 3/8” wide
hook and loop tape for Top : 3” x 3/8” wide
Fusible Web for Bunny Appliqué : 3” x 3 ½”
Ribbon for Bunnies’ Neck Bows : 8” x ¼” wide
Bobble Trim for Bunny Tails : 2 bobbles
Satin Bias Trim for Hat (I have used purchased binding – 5/8” folded width) : 32” x 5/8” folded width
Fabric Stiffener or Machine Embroidery Wash-Away – Personal Preference
Plastic Trigger Bottle, Plastic Board, Plastic Mould to fit Hat (a 4” diam. Plastic Deli container works well)
Ribbon, Lace, Silk Flowers, Decorative Buckles, etc. for decorating hat – Personal Choice
Matching Thread, Marking Pen, Bodkin or 2 Small Safety Pins, Clear Tape, general sewing supplies.
A ‘Universal Sewing Needle – 80/10’, a ¼” Foot, an open-toed embroidery foot and a General Purpose Foot are used during the sewing process.
Skill Level: Easy Intermediate
What You Get: One 56 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
I just finished making this pattern. Directions and pictures were clear. It fit my doll perfectly. I will probably make this pattern again in a different color choice.
I had the previledge of testing this pattern. Surprisingly easy and quick to do. Was so much fun. Pattern pieces fits like a puzzle into each other. Easy to follow instructions. My doll kids are going to have a lovely Easter weekend in . Thanks for this pattern, Already doing more for all my dolls.