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Little Miss turns the big (terrible) Two tomorrow! I have just completed her dress.
I've made a start on her Freya doll. I've cut out the pattern on plastic, and cut strips for it. I hope it turns out considering I've only used the fabric scraps that I have on hand.

The dress required altering of the bodice as it turned out too wide and gaped on her so after some seam ripping (boo hoo) I fixed it up and it looks lovely now. I had intended on making it a halter tie neck but didn't omit the back bodice piece so I elasticised it instead and made shoulder ties. I also added an invisible zipper on the side. It looks pretty sweet. She refuses to try it on again so will have to hold our breathe til this Sunday.
I used the pattern from the Japanese pattern book; it's the spot dress. I just added a Michael Miller : Garden Pindot and made bias ties and a ruffle. I added a 1cm seam allowance : fits perfect around waist. It also sits below her knee. I think if I didn't add the seam allowance it would fit perfectly but I like giving her a little room to twist and turn and especially come summer she would need as much ventilation as we can get!

Now, if only it would stay clean until cake time.


  1. awww that is so dainty and sweet perfect for a terrible two yr old ahahahahaa all sugar and spice and all things nice!

    Cant wait to see the freya dolly!

  2. Kim,

    The dress is just delightful! Great work.


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