• American Girl Doll Crafter

My First Sewing Project: Drawstring Dress


I just noticed that I haven't posted in a while, and there's a reason for my absence. Well, I bought a sewing machine! My first ever sewing machine! :) I had been saving my money and had no idea what to do with it until I got inspired by different people on Etsy and Instagram. All of the doll clothes I saw were amazing, and I just had to try it out! I spent Saturday watching a tutorial that came with my sewing machine, and I have to admit- it was a little more complicated than I thought. But I started to understand things after awhile, and things got easier. I chose a free pattern from Pixie Faire, which was a drawstring dress. It took me 2 days, and I think it was worth it. ;) I'm hoping that things will go faster as I learn more.

Are you ready to see the results of my first ever doll dress made with my sewing machine? I call it "The Floral Drawstring Dress", and Isabelle jumped at the chance to model it. ;)


Here it is! I think it turned out pretty good for my first dress, and I like the springy colors.


Since this is a drawstring dress, it scrunches up at the top. The stitches were a bit uneven in a few parts up there, but thankfully, they're not that noticeable.


The bottom hem turned out nicely. :)


I was glad that all of the Spring Breeze Dress accessories matched my dress! I didn't know that they did until I realized that Isabelle needed shoes to complete her look. ;)



Overall, I'm happy with how this turned out. I've made another dress for my sister, DollBaker24, but the straps are too short to tie them, so they are going to be re-done. DollPandaLover requested a dress for Z, so I guess I'm going to be really busy this week! I'm happy to do it though- I'm really enjoying sewing. :)

I have a question- if I made a drawstring dress with straight stitches and all, would you buy it? I was wondering if I should list one in Doll Days Doodles... Tell me your honest opinion. ;)

-American Girl Doll Crafter

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