The doll world is falling in love with the newest BeForever character from American Girl, Nanea Mitchell. She lives in Hawaii in the 1940s. You can purchase her fancy Holoku Muumuu dress from American Girl, but she also needs some dresses for every day! This tutorial shows you how to take the Bloomer Buddies pattern and make her a dress for every day!
Part Three: Bloomer Buddies!
Here’s a super, simple way to make a pretty, Hawaiian dress for your doll from the Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern by Oh Sew Kat!
You will need the Bloomer Buddies pattern, which you can purchase and download in my Etsy Shop by clicking the image below. Cut out the pattern pieces for the dress option with sleeves.
Step 1. Pin your pattern pieces to your fabric. Add one inch to the dress length of both the front and back pieces before you cut them out. Assemble the short sleeve dress according to the pattern instructions, but do not sew the hem. Don’t put any pleats in the sleeves so they have an open look.
Step 2. Cut a strip of fabric, 2 1/2 inches x the width of fabric. (This means your strip will be 40-45 inches long.). Finish one edge with a zigzag stitch or serger, and press up 1/4 inch. Stitch the hem in place.
Step 3. Gather the ruffle’s top, raw edge, and with right sides together, pin, then stitch it to the hem of your dress. Top stitch from the front if you like. Complete the dress as directed by the pattern.
Nanea and Maryellen are ready for some hula lessons! (See how to make Maryellen’s purple muumuu here.)
Find the Bloomer Buddies Pattern for 18 inch Dolls, 14.5 inch WellieWishers, and Animators in my Etsy Shop. See more ideas in the Inspiration Gallery and here in this blog post. Did you enjoy this post? Share it on facebook, twitter and pinterest from the links below! Thanks for stopping by!