* Aloha dress

Posted on August 29th, 2005 by maitreya. Filed under Blythe.

I made Blythe a new dress from another of the fabric scraps. The pattern is Aloha Spirit Redux by xoxo, Blythe. Did I mention that I finally gave her a real name? It’s Margaux. I’ve always liked the name Margot and variations, since reading a Wrinkle in Time (though looking it up now, Meg was the main character. Hmmm, maybe Margot is her full name? Wonder where I got this.) Anyway, I was reminded of it, plus liked the alt spelling, by this chick on Crafters Coast to Coast.

Back to the dress, I modified the pattern a bit. First, I lined the bodice so I didn’t have to hem the fiddly bits. If you look at Puchimadam’s patterns you get the idea. Also, instead of 3 panels for the skirt, I combined them into 1 big panel. I also seamed most of the way up the back of the skirt because I didn’t have any velcro and wanted it to snap at the top instead. Only problem is that the bodice doesn’t seem to close in back. Not sure what I did wrong. It also doesn’t seem to be quite as long as the dress in the picture. Maybe I printed it out wrong. Oh well.


8 Responses to “Aloha dress”

  1. P Says:

    oh, I love that dress! Can you make it in people-size? :)

  2. momo Says:

    such beautiful dress! =)

  3. joyce Says:

    i love that dress –
    must let you know that there will be a new
    blythe book coming out in the fall.
    “blythe style” — published by Chronicle Books.

  4. carolyn Says:

    that’s gorgeous, my blythe will be very jealous as she’s still waiting in her box for me to make her some clothes. i love how you did her hair too!

  5. jenne Says:

    oh i love that fabric!! im making a quilt with it right now! such a cute dress!!

  6. krissy Says:

    i seriously want that dress…for me! i love how the top has the crossover bit. and the fabric is gorgeous!

  7. falwyn Says:

    Meg’s full name in Wrinkle is Margaret, maybe that’s what you were thinking of? Also they refer to several nicknames for her, including Megatron, Megaparsec, etc. No Margot though, I don’t think.
    Very lovely dress. These Blythes are strangely fascinating. Maybe sometime when I can wrest $80 from my budget I’ll have to be thinking about it all…

  8. efrat Says:

    So pretty & lovely!!
    I really want to have a blythe… It looks so *fun*!


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