Samantha was the last doll to get a new dress for Me- Made- May. Now all my dolls are wearing hand-made for the month.
Samantha got view D from Simplicity 1179 designed by Keepers Dolly Duds for Simplicity. Her dress made from a quilting cotton. Like previous doll makes, I switched out the button closure for Velcro. I really should have tried the dress on my doll before finishing it. It is a touch looser than expected because I really didn’t consider where her back seam should be for switching the closure out to Velcro.
I like this view much better than the view B that I made for Rebecca back in February. I recommend being slow and cautious when doing the pin-tucks on the sleeve. As far as I could tell, there was really not a great method of marking them. I marked it on the back like usual, but the pin-tuck covers the marking as one is sewing.
I really didn’t have a great match for lace on the front bodice so I left that off of Samantha’s dress. However, if Samantha gets a light lavender pinafore that should complete her outfit off quite nicely.
With the weather picking up and hopefully no rain, I should be able to get pictures of the back log of projects.