Babydoll’s outfit just was not working for me.
She actually has an adorable American Girl Bitty Baby… But the bitty baby is not quite bitty enough for her yet, and she has become quite attached to a little $10 Walmart babydoll. Go fig.
So shazaam, we took care of that.
A simple peasant dress was easy enough to whip up for Sis (you can see a no-pattern tute for one here). Babydoll’s design needed to be modified a bit… since she doesn’t really have shoulders, so hers is a clasp closure.
Originally, Sissy’s dress was long-sleeved, but they got cut off today, so she and babydoll are ready to carry on into the summer with their coordinating outfits.
I like the ric-rac trim on the dresses, but I might have used a smaller ric-rac trim for the babydoll’s dress if I had it to do over again.
Sissy says Babydoll approves. I’m very happy to hear that. Thanks, Babydoll.
Oh, I love that fabric and dress…. Super cute! Sleeves sort of scare me… Were these hard to do?
Sleeves are pretty easy peasy. Just add sleeves to a dress sort of like attaching one leg to the other for pants (an elastic neck peasant dress is very similar construction to an elastic waist pair of pants, but with a “third leg). Then hem the sleeve. Then I add the elastic by holding it taught as I sew it to the sleeve. Come over and we’ll sew together! 🙂
I need a tutorial! Is that on the blog somewhere?
YES! 😉 Here ya go: https://campclem.com/2012/02/01/easy-peasy-quick-breezy-peasant-dress-tutorial/