|Pattern Description: 18" Colonial era historical doll clothes. This review is for dress F, the bonnet, and view H (the bum roll.)|
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Ehhh...yes and no. This was a "using up stuff" type project, so I trimmed mine up quite a bit differently.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Surprisingly yes. I have to say, this wasn't nearly as scary as I thought it would be.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? No dislikes I can think of off the top of my head. I do like how clear and concise everything was. I can really appreciate that, as I am new to this crazy world of doll clothes. It makes me really appreciate the Barbie clothes Grandma made for me way back when.
Fabric Used: Thrift store grab bag quilting cotton, thrift store grab bag trims, one purchased fat quarter for the contrast.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: No alterations, but I have learned that this pattern runs large-at least for the Springfield doll. I'm not sure if 18" doll clothing patterns are sized up to fit all of the different brands, or if this particular one ran large. This was a learning experience for me, and I'm glad I know now. I will adjust accordingly in the future. For now I just tightened it up with the placement of my Velcro.
Would you sew it again? I don't know if I will be doing this particular view again, but I'm sure I will try the others.
Would you recommend it to others? Yes.
Conclusion: I thought I should share this...I have included a pic of the bum roll in my photos. I had to Google what and where this thingy went, as I am not an historical fashion expert and Mc Call's offered no explanation either. As it turns out, it is a crescent shaped pillow that is tied around the waist, used to accentuate the buttocks. Funny how in the 1700's they had bum rolls, today we have spanx. Interesting.
Anyhoo.... HAPPY SEWING EVERYONE!