An American Girl Doll Story

An American Girl Doll Story

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sewing Sunday #2 - On Monday!

So if you read my last post, you probably heard that I was on vacation for this weekend, and I got back yesterday. Well, I didn't really have much time to post my Sewing Saturday/Sunday column, so I decided to just post it today - a Sewing Sunday on Monday!
Last week (Sunday to be exact) I showed you the beginnings of my sewing project using the 40s' Bubble Gum Dress pattern from Pixie Faire. This week, I'm going to show you, my readers and friends, my finished project! I didn't get to work on it too much this week, yet somehow it came together and I am extremely pleased and happy with it! I'd love to hear your thoughts on it too!
Here is the finished dress! It probably isn't the absolute best, but I am somewhat of a beginner, so I'm very pleased with how it turned out! This pattern was pretty darn hard, so I don't know if I would use it again and I probably wouldn't recommend it, but the outcome sure is beautiful!
I paired the dress with this cute set of shoes from Kit's Reporter Outfit, I believe. They just seem like they were made special for the dress - I absolutely love when things come together like that.
Here she is standing next to the school desk. I love Felicity's versatility. She can go from being a modern girl one day (see the post before this of her at the beach) to being a little 40/50s girl! I think this dress was perfect for this time because it really, really reminds me of something that could possibly be a part of Maryellen's collection. The different colored yoke at the top is my favorite! Doesn't Felicity remind anyone of Maryellen here?
Felicity's high, thick ponytail was inspired by; you guessed it; Maryellen, the new HC! I really like the lighting in this picture (her face is lighter and then her hair is in the background and darker).
The waistband and gathering stitch in this outfit were probably the parts that I had the most challenge with; the gathering stitch kept breaking and it just wasn't going well at first. I had to redo it and pull out threads so many times, but it was well worth it with this beautiful outcome!
Another view of the dress! With the remainder of the fabric, I made a little hair bow for her too. I still need to actually hem the hair bow and make  it official, but it looks pretty good right now, too!
Stunning, beautiful Lissie. I just love her red, thick hair.
Bird's eye view of the dress.
Has anyone else made this pattern before? Is anyone else working on a similar sewing project right now? I'd love to hear about it in the comments!
Thanks for reading! : )


  1. What a pretty dress! I love the header picture on the top of your blog!
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  2. The dress turned out great I love the last picture, Felicity does look like Maryellen and the shoes match great!