Meet Evelyn!

Meet my new American Girl doll! Ever since I saw her a few years ago, I had been thinking about her and in the end I couldn’t resist. She is My American Girl #27. I just love the combination of her dark blonde hair and deep blue eyes!

My daughters has an argument about naming her. My eldest wanted to call her Claire which I think suits her really well, while my other daughter insisted on giving the doll her own name. I had to give in, so this doll’s name is Evelyn. And since she is Evelyn, I decided to show her on my daughter’s birthday – that is, today!

I made this dress using a Lisianthus dress pattern by Melody Valerie Couture. I loved how easy this dress was to make! And what a beautiful result! I didn’t follow the instructions to the letter though. For one thing, I thought finishing the armscyes with bindings was unnecessarily complicated. I just sewed them the usual way – at the same time as doing the dress’s neck. Also, I changed the way the skirt is sewn at the back (now no raw edges are showing!). The dress closes at the back with a zipper.

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The inside of the dress at the back. No raw edges!

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10 thoughts on “Meet Evelyn!

  1. Ух, какое платье! Невероятно нарядное и аккуратное!
    Сама Эвелин чудесна)) Действительно, сочетание цвета глаз и оттенка волос делает ее особенной.

    1. Лара, спасибо большое! Просто пищу и от этой девочки, и от ее платья. Сейчас занимаюсь тем, что подгоняю эту выкройку на некоторых других кукол.

  2. Оля, я тоже люблю шить так, чтобы не было никаких видимых краёв.
    Поэтому мне твой пошив и само это платье очень нравятся.

    1. Лариса, спасибо большое! Рада, что тебе нравится. Тоже люблю края по максимуму скрывать за подкладкой. http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_rose.gif

    1. Melangell, thank you so much! No matter how many AG dolls we have I couldn’t resist her (and Grace is coming to us, too!!). These dolls are almost just as addictive as AGAT dolls, don’t you think?

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