In my browsing, I came across the Dress Up Days line by Riley Blake. I had admired this fabric online but it was so much cuter in person. So, I had to have some. In addition there was a doll panel to make a doll and 3 dresses. So, we needed that too.
I made the doll last week.
She was a big hit. I haven't made the dresses yet, but I'm working on it. I was inspired by one of the dresses (top right on the panel) for the doll to make a dress for Piper that would be similar. I came up with this:
I do so love making this pattern. It's easy, quick and the perfect dress for summer. Of course since our summer is coming to a close shortly, I'm thinking the colors will translate to fall well and the dress will still look cute with a sweater or a shirt underneath.
Based on the inspiration dress, I added piping under the yoke:
And a hem band with piping:
I also made Piper's other doll a dress to match. The Popover pattern comes with a doll size dress pattern , so why not. I had been meaning to do so all summer anyway. Dollie won't mind if it's winter and she's wearing a sundress.
I just need to get the Dress Up Days doll dressed finished and we'll have a complete set of cute dresses. I love this fabric. The colors are fun. Piper picked the purple version because she's a purple loving girl. I can't wait to see what else I can make with it.