Friday, July 15, 2011

Modkid "Emma", Liberty Jane's "Wrap Top Dress", and Felicity's Pretty Clothes

What do you do when you are bored with the traditional square yoke?  You have the freedom to make a unique outfit.  I had smocked this Cinderella plate on white and really didn't want to put it in a square yoke.  After searching through my patterns, I decided to use Modkid "Emma." I thought it that would make a great "fantasy" dress for my daughter.  The pink fabric is poly/cotton and the white fabric is a dotted Swiss.  

The yoke on this dress is plain, so I added the smocked insert, tiny pin tucks and the button details.  

The back is just as cute!

I like the elastic under the arm to pull the top in a little closer to the body.

And as usual, I used the yoke to Sassy Skirt by Children's Corner.  I was worried the skirt would be a little revealing at the bottom, but it stays put and looks so cute.

I have also been busy making a few American Girl doll outfits.  My local SAGA guild, Midnight Oil Smockers, is selling raffle tickets for Felicity and a handmade wardrobe.  When we have all the outfits together I will add a photo and a place to buy a raffle ticket.  I have added two dresses for the raffle.  

The first dress is a period dress from the original American Girl doll patterns.  This is the Laced Jacket and Petticoat.  I think the directions to these free patterns are located in multiple places on the internet, but some formats have accidentally left off key pieces of the instructions.  Glad I have experience sewing little clothes, because a beginner would quit.  But these free patterns fit wonderfully and are a great resource.

I have recently been impressed with Liberty Jane Patterns.  They sell patterns for many different dolls, but I have picked up their American Doll patterns.  They have great instructions and the clothes fit so well.  They are a great resource!  This is their Wrap Top Dress pattern made in a tiny cherry print.

Front and Back to Wrap Top Dress.

This last picture is a new decorating touch that was added to my sewing room.  A dear neighbor sells, Simply Said wall designs.  I picked this saying for my sewing room in memory of my mom.  After she passed away, we cleaned out a small bedroom that contained her crafts and were amazed that it took up the entire living room.  She was a master at packing her supplies to fit her space.  I added three of these designs to my house and they look great.


  1. Cute dress! And I just love the saying! Craft rooms have a way of always looking messy to the non-crafter!! Happy Day!

  2. I love the Cinderella dress! What a great way to showcase the smocking- I love that pattern in place of a BSY! I also love Frock Star in the previous post! And I have some of that yellow cherry print fabric in my stash!