The FROG Princess Fashions 14.5" Doll Holly and Lace ME Design Set is digitized specifically for the Frog Princess Fashions Holly and Lace Dress for 14.5" dolls! The set includes a sleeve design, three collar designs (one for each collar shape), and a set of fancy buttonholes for the front band. It is adorable for the holidays or any days! There are so many ways to be creative with this sweet dress!
More about how to use this machine embroidery design set: Now you can have custom machine embroidery embellishments perfectly placed on your “designer” doll dress! Based on a designer dress I made for my daughter in the 80s, this doll-sized version features a fitted bodice with stand-up collar, a gathered skirt with below-the-knee ruffled hem, leg o’ mutton sleeves with optional trim, and a front buttoned closure (buttons may be replaced with snaps or decorative buttons with hook and loop closure.
The three collar variations can be overlaid with lace fabric or trimmed with ribbons and lace. Custom holly embroidery embellishment adds to the charm. Make it sleeved or sleeveless. With his pattern, you can create lovely dresses suitable for year-round use. While this dress is best made in lightweight cottons or polycotton fabrics, it is versatile enough to fashion from lightweight pinwale corduroy, or dressier fabrics such as brocades and satins. I used a variety of laces, as well, from a flat crocheted lace to a cotton eyelet and a polyester scalloped lace as trims. I even tried lace fabric for the sleeves with a gorgeous result. Narrow (1/8”) satin ribbon trims worked well on the sleeves. The collar variations give the dress multiple looks and are fun to overlay with lace fabric or to trim with ribbons. Make the collars in an accent color for extra pizazz or simply use lace fabric by itself, as shown on the cover. The custom embroidery options add even more charm.
This machine embroidery designed fit is designed to fit 14.5" doll clothes for dolls such as Welliewishers™.
Design Hoops and Sizes:
Collars: 4x4, Sleeve Hems: 4x4, Front Band: 8x8, 6x10
DST, EXP, JEF, HUS, PCS, PEC, PES, SHV, VIP, VP3, XXX
Additional Supplies Needed:
Collar: 2 precut collar pieces or two scraps of fabric measuring 3”x3.”
Note: Sleeves may be hemmed prior to embroidering or may simply be embroidered on precut pieces of fabric and cut out later. Collar may be precut but not sewn. Front band must be completely sewn to dress inside and out and ready for neckband prior to embroidering.
• 1 ft. of 1/4” or ⅜” sheer or satin ribbon
• (Ribbon trim should be ¼” or ⅜” wide and 4” long precut for sleeve embroidery)
• New, sharp 75/11 needle
• Rayon or polyester rayon fine quality embroidery thread in your choice of red and green for holly leaves and berries as well as color to match ribbon
• Neutral color fine quality embroidery thread for placement stitching
• Recommended high quality iron-on tearaway but sticky wash away may also be used
• Sharp embroidery scissors
• Good quality transparent tape or washi tape
• Small craft iron
What You Get: Five embroidery machine digitized designs in 11 file formats. You will receive an instant download zipped file that contains a folder with each of the file formats listed above. Each file format is conveniently saved in its own separate folder for easy use. You need to be able to unzip the zipped file to use it. You must have an embroidery machine and know how to transfer the file to your machine in order to use this.