Coral Elegance 18″ Doll Dress

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I purchased this pattern from Farmcookies on Etsy. I do like her patterns and will be purchasing more in the future.  It is labeled “intermediate sewing skills” and I would highly agree.

I used 100% polyester satin for the bodice and underskirt and organza for the sleeves and overlay.  I would highly suggest that you use Fray Check when sewing with satin. I put Fray Check on every cut pattern piece edge.  When you are working with 1/4″ seams it is worth the time and effort.

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I serged most of the seams or used a zig zag stitch so all the seams are finished.  The bodice is lined so those seams did not need to be finished.  I found the organza was much easier to just finger press and pin before sewing.  I made the sleeves a bit longer than the pattern piece as I was not adding lace, which is in the original pattern.

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The back is completely open for easy on and off and calls for a velcro closure in the back, which I used, but you could sew on snaps or even insert a zipper if wanted.

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This pattern is easy to follow and has clear instructions.  I always print out my pattern and then trace the pieces onto a medium weight interfacing to use as my actual pattern so I am not cutting out the paper.  These pieces will last much longer and are easy to store along with the instructions in a zip lock bag.

I am selling this dress on Etsy and if it sells will be making 2 additional in other colors.

The photo I used for the backdrop is from “Photography by Ashley Marie”

 

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