By Amy Mayen
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!