After a lovely summer of travelling around, with my girls, visiting family, it is nice to be home and back into a routine. That includes sewing! School has already started for my nine year old, and I have made some things for her to wear out of some beautiful Free Spirit Karavan Knits. I will share that later.
First up for sharing, I am excited to finally try the Brownie Goose Nelle pattern. Amy, of Brownie Goose, is a sewing friend from Facebook and I have been waiting for the perfect thing to use for this feminine little dress. I found it in the Out to Sea Fabrics from Sarah Jane. I particularly love the Ship Flowers in Navy. This was an easy pattern to sew and the directions are great. I highly recommend it. I plan on making more of these! I hope my cutie pie wears this tomorrow for her first day of kindergarten! It is a bit cool here in the Pacific Northwest so she added a white tee underneath.
Yes, indeed, I also made a doll version! The pattern does not come with a doll version but I succeeded in figuring it out myself. I shrunk the pattern to 25% of scale. On my Mac, I did this by going to page setup and substituting 25% where it used to say 100%. This turned out to be too small so I tried again with 35%. Cutting out the pattern pieces and holding them up to Baby Pearl helped me figure this out. I used the 6 mos size from the 35% scale pattern. This worked great, except it was a tad too short. No worries! My 5 year old suggested an underskirt. Voila! This was a kinda fun thing to do except for the bias tape under the arms. That was really really not fun at all! If I do this pattern again for this doll, I will figure something else out. My tired hands!