Liberty Jane Faraway Downs Dress

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.

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

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!

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.

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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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Rose :: Fine Craft

    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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  2. April

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

  3. Pam

    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!!!

    • Amy

      You think you’ll dread it…but pretty soon you’ll be happily cutting matching dresses for everything you make her :)

  4. MammaNene

    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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