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|McCall's: 6670 (Clothes For 18' Doll and Accessories) - Type:Crafts |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Microsuede [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Clothes for 18" doll and accessories. View C: American Indian dress, hat, and boots.
One size for 18" doll.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it did--other than the different colors that my daughter picked out for the fabrics and beads.
My version of View C.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. The small contrasting pattern pieces were all grouped together on the pattern tissue, which made for easy prep work too.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really liked the cultural aspect of all of the different outfit options that are included in this envelope. My daughter earned herself an American Girl doll as a reward for reaching a reading benchmark, and she picked out "Kaya", the Native American girl. It loosely and coincidentally goes along with the history lessons that we've been doing too. Now that I've made this pattern of the Native American-style outfit, I could totally see myself making all of the other outfits as we learn about the other countries in time. I think it's an ironically nice addition to an American Girl's wardrobe ;)
It was a lot of fun to see the outfit come together with the different layers of first color, then beads, then fringe. Honestly though, that was the most painstakingly tedious part. It had to be done to give the outfit its look of course. But the beading took a long time, and the fringe needed extremely steady hands.
I guess the only other thing that I could be nit-picky about is how the back wasn't designed to line up when closed. But c'mon--it's just doll clothes! I don't think my daughter even noticed it.
A costume microsuede that does NOT fray. Felt.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The hat. The inside lining of the hat was supposed to be made of felt, but I thought that would be too bulky and was unnecessary. So I found a scrap of a solid cotton in a matching color, and I used that instead. There is supposed to be a coin fringe trim on the hat, but there didn't appear to be a good way to squeeze it in, so I just left it out.
The boots. The boots were huge. I didn't think dolls had differently sized feet, so I didn't think to try it on the doll before sewing it. I had to move the velcro in about a half inch so that the boots would stay on the doll's feet. Here's a photo of the boot on the foot. And here is a photo of the boot opened up, so that you can see how much it had to move. The original piece of velcro near the edge has since been trimmed off. I just thought I'd show this photo for reference purposes.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would sew it again. It was a lot of work, but totally worth it!
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