* Blythe maternity dress

Posted on April 21st, 2005 by maitreya. Filed under Blythe.


I’ve been playing with Blythe lately. Gave her hair a wash and conditioning yesterday, which made it so much easier to comb. I also bought some cheap curlers to give her a boil perm one day when I’m feeling brave.

I made this from the empire dress pattern from Puchimadam. I’m not 100% sure I sewed the bodice on right, but it seems topologically correct at least. I crocheted the trim myself, because everything I come into contact with these days seems to require crochet trim. It’s a “pattern” I made up:

Blythe-scale picot trim

With a 1.3 mm hook and size 20 crochet thread, make a chain as long as the thing-to-be-trimmed. Single crochet in the second chain from the hook. Single crochet in all the rest of the chains. Turn. *Chain 3. Slip stitch in the 3rd stitch from the hook. Skip 1 single crochet. Single crochet in next single crochet.* Repeat * for the rest of the row. Tie off.

Something about the way I gathered the skirt makes it poof up in front. She looks pregnant to me.

empiredress.jpg



2 Responses to “Blythe maternity dress”

  1. kelly Says:

    Ooohh, then maybe she’ll produce adorable, tiny little Blythes! That would be so wonderful! I love the dress and the trim – it has that 60s empire waist effect – perfect for Blythe!

  2. Miss Helen Says:

    I know this entry is old, but I made the same dress and had the same problem! I showed my mother and told her that if my doll were really pregnant it would be a fantastic money making scheme.

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