Monday, March 25, 2024

Pattern Review: Keepers Dolly Duds Sunday Stroll

 I finally finished Keepers Dolly Duds Sunday Stroll!

I had a spot of trouble with this one. I had almost finished it, when I had some trouble finishing the bottom of the jacket with the ruffle. The lining of the coat and the outside did not match up, so I must have made a mistake cutting somewhere.

I had to set it aside and calm down so that I could do a good job of solving the problem.

The calming down period ended up lasting three weeks. This was longer than I had intended, but I had family visiting me.

I chose solid red, because I thought it would match nicely with Christmas outfits and possibly some non-festive ones as well.

I chose cotton fabric because it would hold the shape of the jacket. Something like velvet wouldn't work as well on this one, in my opinion. Plus, making the ruffle out of velvet would not work.

I was going to make the bonnet solid red with  a solid red ruffle. I then realized that it was going to look like something out of The Handmaid's Tale. So I added lace around the brim and a red and white ruffle to soften the look.

The back of the jacket is just as cute as the front!

I may try this pattern again someday and see if I can do a better job. For now, I am so happy to have it done!

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