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After I made Molly's PJs, I wanted to find an outfit for my younger daughter. She is a neat, quirky kind of kid. She had the Elizabeth doll, but she wanted something out of the ordinary. She liked Julie's(another American Girl) bohemian dress. I thought, yes, I could make that too!
This is the image from the American Girl catalog. Meet Julie, a San Francisco eclectic little girl.
I already had the grosgrain ribbon. Finding two floral fabrics was on my shopping list was the next challenge. The handkerchief scarf would be a no-brainer.
I attached the bottom ruffle directly on top of the other fabric and top stitched it in red thread using a zig zag stitch.
Using fusible webbing, I ironed on the grosgrain ribbon to the sleeves and dress front.
Using the white Velcro, I hand stitched the pieces onto the back of the dress.
When closed, the back of the dress was complete.
A complimentary fabric was cut into the v shape on the dress top. Using the fusible webbing and grosgrain ribbon again trimmed out the front.
The handkerchief scarf was made making a two sided piece of fabric with red polka dots and ribbon ties at the end of the kerchief.
Now Elizabeth is ready to make a trip to Peoria to visit her Grandma.
Another fun outfit is complete.