I love to make things…a lot of things! Rarely will you find me without a crochet hook or knitting needles in hand working on a project. And I love to sew and scrapbook, too! My husband and daughter ...
I love to make things…a lot of things! Rarely will you find me without a crochet hook or knitting needles in hand working on a project. And I love to sew and scrapbook, too! My husband and daughter tease me about my crafty obsession. But they are pretty happy, too, when they score something handmade.
I learned my crafting skills at an early age. I come from a crafty family and learned a lot from my mother and grandmother who taught me to crochet and craft. My 4-H leaders filled in the gaps, teaching me how to knit and sew. Then I studied Fashion Design and Home Economics at Kansas State University. Now, I have the privilege of passing these skills down to my daughter.
I have to admit, it wasn’t easy for me to learn. I struggled with reading patterns and following instructions, so I designed most of my own projects. But over time, I finally learned how to follow a pattern and began writing my own patterns. I always like to share this experience with others who are learning to show them that with practice and perseverance, they can learn, too.
Create this pretty dress for your favorite 18-inch doll. This pattern includes instructions for the bridal gown, veil and bouquet. Instructions also detail how to make a shorter gown, perfect for a bridesmaid dress, party dress or First Communion dress. These dresses stitch up quickly.
Bodice gauge is 7 hdc stitches and 4 rows = 2". Skirt's gauge is 2 shell stitches and 4 rows = 2".