I’m always looking for new doll dress patterns, and I happened to find a tutorial for an ‘Easy-On Dress For Your Monster High Doll‘. Briar is an Ever After High doll, but I thought they might have similar proportions I can tell you I was wrong, because I got a MH, and they have the weirdest proportions I’ve ever seen! At the time, though, I didn’t know this, but it was similar enough to work.
My mom let me raid her fabric stash and I found this cute striped fabric. It was also stretchy, which was new. I’m not a great seamstress, but I’m passable at hand-sewing, so with the tutorial I managed to get by. 🙂 What I love about the dress is it doesn’t have any fasteners, it just slips on and ties at the back, so it’s easy to dress her in, and nothing gets snagged on her hair!
Here’s a view of the back, you can see the tie (which kind of looks like a scarf) and the open back. I used some of the same fabric for the tie because I didn’t have any ribbon, and it’s nice and stretchy too.
Some of the stitches are visible, and a hem is sort of coming undone, but I’m still rather pleased with it – and I think Briar is too, at least she hasn’t told me otherwise. 🙂 So this tutorial by Barbie Beauties gets my full approval, and I’ll be coming back to it in the future if I get a pressing urge to sew more doll clothes!
So, what about you – do you prefer sewing or crocheting (or knitting!) doll clothes? I think they all have their benefits, although I would still say crocheting because it’s easier for me. The tiny seams and hems can get fiddly. But I’d love to hear your opinion!