Friday, July 8, 2022

Lots to Love 14 Inch Doll Thread Dress

At the end of January I purchased a variety of different sized doll patterns from Char Patterns. I've made a few but as the summer rolls on and I'm focusing on getting the different dolls dressed I find myself looking at these patterns with an eye to increasing my donations.

You can purchase this pattern set here. There are multiple outfits in the pattern and I hope to work through them over the summer.

This was designed for a slightly different doll but with baby dolls that is something I have had years of experience working with so I was prepared to make adjustments.

I substituted 2 strands of Aunt Lydia's Size 10 Crochet Thread Ocean for Royale Geminie Double Strand Crochet Thread as I had no chance of finding this thread and Aunt Lydia's in this color was much easier to get. Using two strains together was not an issue.

I did go up to a G hook until I reached the split for the arms. After making the split for the arms I used an F Hook for the remainder of the dress. I had Aunt Lydia's Size 3 Crochet Thread White in my stash so no substitution was necessary. The pattern called for 2 strains of Aunt Lydia's size 10 Wood Violet but I had Size 3 Plum in my stash so I went with that as I found the color workable.

Pattern Notes:

In addition to changing hook sizes for the dress I also had to do a work around for the panties since the Lots to Love 14 Inch doll is larger than the pattern doll. I chained the distance around the waist of the baby doll and then followed the directions ignoring the stitch count for the panties. I used an f hook for this project and the panties came out the way I'd hoped.

I had a count issue with the hat and when I make this again I think I'd add a row to work up to the jump in stitch count as it is a little awkward as written.

I love the Mary Jane's and I will look to use these with other pattern where I lack shoes as they are adorable and they work up fairly easy.

1 comment:

Jayne said...

Another beautiful donation. You are very kind. :) #MMBC

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