Another Hearts for Hearts Girls outfit. This time I made Dell the Liberty Jane UK Holiday outfit. Lately, I have been using my 1/4″ guide quilting foot for my Pfaff Ambition. It has been really great and easy to use.
Liberty Jane suggest that the skill level for the UK Holiday outfit is intermediate. The intermediate rating is more in likely because of the knit fabric choice. Otherwise the pattern was very easy to assemble.
For Dell’s top, I used a rayon lycra jersey knit. It is especially important that the knit for the top be very light and drapey. If it isn’t, then the top will not look great and be pretty bulky looking on your doll. To make the waist elastic casing and the casing at the bottom of the sleeves, I used my beige colored Hug Snug binding. I used 1/4 inch elastic for the entire top.
Even though the top was a fairly easy sew, I am not sure I like it enough to use the top pattern again. I think this is more personal preference than pattern issues.
However, I do like the legging pattern and will be using that more in the future. Dell is currently wearing the leggings using a stretch knit denim looking fabric. I used the 1/4 inch elastic for the waist of the leggings. If I am remembering correctly, I think the leggings took under an hour to make.