Liberty Jane Faraway Downs Dress

I made the Liberty Jane Faraway Downs dress. Since its Spring break, and Bella’s home with me, I thought this would be a chance to involve Bella with SewsNBows. After all, she is our biggest fan!

Bella designed an Easter photo-shoot, complete with a doll picnic and egg hunt.

Kid designed doll photo shoot

Here is my doll, Samantha, modeling the Faraway Downs dress.

Faraway Downs dress pattern for American Girl dolls

It. Took. Forever.

We tore up the house remodeling over the weekend, so I couldn’t work on it much. It was a lot of pinning and gathering. It wasn’t a difficult project at all, I think I was just overwhelmed with the nuclear disaster zone that had become my living quarters. We’re all done now, yay!

Faraway Downs pattern from LJC

I made a couple minor changes, because I used leftover scraps from my Sewvivor entry. It’s such a pretty vintage fabric, I have to get every last ounce of use from it. I had some ruffles already prepared and hemmed, and that’s what became the sleeve ruffles and skirt tiers. If this dress is a teeny bit different than the original, now you know why.

Kwiksew 3906

In case you wondered, Bella’s doll (also named Bella) is wearing a striped dress I made last year. I used the easiest pattern known to mankind. It comes with 2 girl/doll matching dress variations. I have a full review of Quik Sew 3906 with more photos!



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11 Responses to Liberty Jane Faraway Downs Dress

  1. Very cute! I like your new blog look too!
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  2. who cares that it took forever… that scene got to be one of the sweetest ever. Lucky you to have such a beautiful girl playing with dolls around you!

    Well done re the dress. Thank you for linking it up with us. A new party opens again later today. I hope to see you there again. Stay in touch! ~ Rose
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  3. April says:

    Adoarble! Liberty Jane makes me really want to learn how to use my sewing machine!

  4. Robin says:

    You are very talented! I don’t know if I would have the patience to make doll clothes. Thank you for linking up at Fluster’s Creative Muster. Hope to see you next week!

    Robin @ Fluster Buster
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  5. Pam says:

    Amy, that top dress looks so fiddly to sew. No wonder it took forever. Totally worth it though, as it looks fabulous. Bella will go far… love her organisation of the photo shoot!!!

  6. Emily says:

    super cute! I’m collecting ideas to make some doll clothes for my niece. thanks for the adorable photos… Came over from MY Turn For US…would love for you to stop by my blog
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  7. Rachel says:

    They are really cute! I dread the day when I have to start doll clothes sewing!
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  8. I love those dresses! My mom made a lot of clothes for my daughter’s dolls, but they are a bit large for the Disney dolls. I think I will be making some more clothes soon.
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  9. MammaNene says:

    Really nice job, Amy!
    I love all those ruffles!
    I’m visiting you from the Fluster Buster’s party
    MammaNene from


    PS: I’ve found a simple tutorial in “Becoming Martha”‘s blog for rearranging linky party page… take a look if you like the result :)
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  10. Nicole says:

    Those little dresses are so pretty!
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