I had left over fabric from the Coco top I made my mom (it hasn’t been blogged about yet, I was waiting until I finished her dress and blog all the Coco items together). Looking at the collection of doll clothes I have for my dad’s work, I decided I could use my extra fabric to make a top for the doll. Alright, once the top was done, I thought about the photos. I really didn’t want to use the skinny jeans. The left over fabric from Simplicity 2246 (chambray shirt dress) and the Sew Powerful purse was still laying on the cutting mat. I figured it would not hurt to make the skirt from the chambray to use with the top for photos. Another bonus is that they are both separates that will coordinate with the rest of the stuff.
Let’s start with the top. This was easy to make. I basted it together on my sewing machine then ran everything through the serger. I will say that the pattern is very intuitive and I was able to put it together without the instructions. If I was using the lace overlay, I am not sure if I would have been able to do this without looking at the instructions first. I didn’t have a button that would work for this so I just used my Velcro instead. My sweatshirt doesn’t look as loose as the pattern picture. But realize that Kit is an older doll and she is chubbier. The Velcro may also be causing a difference in fit.
The skirt was made with chambray, so maybe a little lighter than the leather called for in the pattern. The pattern calls it a skater style skirt which looks very cute on the doll. I read the direction then got started on the skirt. I decided I wanted to try to use the rolled hem foot for my sewing machine. So I went ahead and did everything but the back seam. I used my serger for a majority of the skirt. I got to doing the rolled hem and had troubles trying to load the hem into the foot. So I went with the serged and turned under hem instead. I closed up the back seam and used Velcro instead of a hook for the closure.