(Don’t call me Shirley!) I recently had a request from a Blythe enthusiast to create a sundress pattern for Middie Blythe. I love a challenge with a concrete goal, and this sounded fun anyway, so of course I accepted.
I haven’t written a pattern for anything with this type of straps yet, so this was a start-from-scratch-er.
The first prototype is a little big all around. The armholes are too large and droopy underneath, the bodice is too long, and the whole thing is too big around/not fitted enough.
I also need to add shaping to the bodice and I’m not 100% satisfied with the stitch pattern on the skirt, especially combined with the picot bind-off I used. Lots of things to revise for version 2!
I’ve been experimenting with some new patterns for Blythe clothing. This one is a pattern I created for a strapless Blythe dress.
I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out, though there are some changes I’ll make on the next iteration. The bodice is slightly too loose – I might tighten it up a bit, or there might be a way to use some mild elastic to help it be more apt to stay all the way up (it only slides down just a tiny bit, but it’s enough that I’d prefer to perfect it before putting any up for sale).
I was very pleased with my choice of trim on the hem of the skirt:
I had the upper white-dash ribbon in my stash, and recently found the black lace trim at The Lob.
So, Blythe peeps – what do you think? What changes or other styles would you like to see?