Thursday, June 11, 2020

Hey, Hey. A Little Crochet.

Sometimes I take up my hook and yarn and create something quick and not too difficult. My middle daughter, Hilary, took a 5 minute crochet lesson from me and has gone on to make some pretty amazing things: sweaters, baby dresses, etc. She became intrigued by American Girl dolls (even though she never owned one and has two sons and NO daughters). So, she set out to design a simple dress with a peplum.

Doll dress pattern cover. See it in Ravelry
So, because my only granddaughter has an American Girl doll (ok, a knockoff from Target) and her favorite color is pink, I found some rosy pink cotton yarn in my stash and a hook and took off.

Start of the dress by Hilary Meurer.
Then I needed a model. I'm a grandma and don't own an American Girl doll!

The only model I had available
And a few other process shots. The colored yarn marks the beginning of the skirt, so I would know when to stop after so many rows.

Almost finished!
Because I'm an editor at heart, I was able to suggest a few grammatical changes (there were 3), but all in all, it's a beautifully written. Lots of photos to show how each step goes. That is important for such a beginner like me!

I added a button and some ribbon
And a button at the back for easy on-off for a little child.

From the back
I asked a neighbor if I could borrow her daughter's American Girl doll and sweet Lexie came over and we had a modeling session in the back yard. Isn't she beautiful?

Lexie's doll with the new dress for granddaughter Eva
You can find the pattern at Hilary's web site: American Girl Doll Dress and Peplum Top

Oh, and yes. I started another one. It is very, very quick!

One more dress!

2 comments:

  1. I've always thought it would be fun to have my own American Girl Doll, just to make pretty clothes for. And all my grands are boys!

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  2. My grown daughters and I have American Girl dolls and I have sewn many dresses and outfits for them. I don't have grandchildren yet but I am hoping one will be a girl so I can give her the dolls that we have. Plus I am sure my youngest daughter will want hers. I don't know about the older one. It is fun to make clothes for them and I am hoping to do it again some day.

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