After changing my mind several times about what to make Grace for her new outfit, I went with Suzy M Studios’ draped cardigan, Liberty Jane baseball tee, and the Liberty Jane jeans I had previously made. This is the first time I have used any of Suzy M Studio’s patterns.
As a quick over-view, I used a cotton slubbed jersey for the baseball tee.
The draped cardigan is rated as easy. As long as you are comfortable with light weight knit fabric, I would say that is fairly accurate. I really only checked the directions to see information about hemming. But you do need to keep in mind that light weight knits can be shifty.
I used a rayon jersey for my version. So it was definitely shifty when I was trying to hem.
I like that the instructions gave details about how to make it in a stripe fabric also. I would like to make a stripe one eventually.
It was Kirsten’s turn for a new outfit. I have had this Keeper Dolly Duds’ “Prairie Ruffle” for a little while and went with that for her.
Both the dress and the apron are from quilting cotton.
Prairie Ruffle was listed as easy. I think that is appropriate for the dress. I really only looked at the directions for the collar of the dress and for the ruffle on the sleeve. But the apron while it wasn’t hard was definitely tricky when trying to imagine how the pieces go together. I used the instructions for the entire apron. I didn’t quite understand how the bottom corners at the hem were constructed either.
It isn’t something I usually do with doll clothes, but I would definitely recommend stay stitching the neck line for the apron. It is such a wide open neckline that the stay stitching should help it from stretching out until you finish it with the ruffle and bias binding.
As always, I didn’t want to make the buttonholes so the back closes with hook and loop fastener. I probably need to add another row of hook and loop fastener on the apron as the back is loose.
This is another personal preference but I didn’t want as long of a button placket down the apron. I kept all the buttons up on the bodice of the apron so I didn’t mess with the gathering of the apron skirt.