If this pattern looks familiar, it's because I have already made it for Iplehouse BID Erzulie (my little Julie). It is the Joyful Pattern from Atelier Momoni, presented in the December 2006 Haute Doll. The pattern was available in sizes for both MSD and Yo-SD.
The first time I made this dress, I lined the collar and sandwiched the lace between the two layers. This time I decided to follow the pattern more closely, although I still put my own spin on it. I substituted two repeats of the trim's daisy motif for the pearl buttons. Then I chose a wider lace for the collar and bottom of the dress. I especially like it on the collar, where it covers the shoulders, suggesting sleeves.
|The pattern includes directions for the hair bow and stockings.|
Shoes and wig by Blue Fairy.
In order to stem Twinkie's disappointment, I let her try on Jasmine's In Powder and Crinoline outfit. I was surprised to discover that it fits Twinkie better than it does Jasmine. That suggests to me that the original pattern was drafted on a BF immature girl figure. While I was at it, I let Twinkie borrow Jasmine's curly ivory wig, her white socks and white shoes. Lucky for them that they wear the same size and that I added an extra wig and shoes to my original doll order, because DoD always seems to be out of stock on shoes to fit their Dream of Child (MSD) dolls.
|Jasmine (left) and Twinkie (right).|
In the meantime, I have cut another dress out of a combination of blue printed fabrics. I won't even pretend to know who is going to end up wearing it. Previous versions went to U-noa and Narae. When the time comes, I'll just let the girls stampede the dressing room and try it on for size.
|In Powder and Crinoline, as worn by Dream of|
Doll Twing-key (Twinkie)