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We had a week off for spring break and the opportunity came up to test a doll outfit for Molly that was in a 40's style. The idea of the sendoff suit is that now that Molly has been retired, she is going out into the world for some new adventures.
I appreciated the directions for all the markings. I made sure to mark and cut anywhere the pattern said. If you mark everything according to the directions, it will line up the right way.
I made the slip for inside the suit. It is more like a dress than a slip since it has facing. I liked the darts and the way it shaped the dress.
There is a hat included, as well. I did not make the hat yet, but I plan to.
There are a lot of components to this pattern so it can be time consuming to make all the parts at once. The slip/dress could just be made, or the skirt. The jacket alone would be a cute addition to a doll wardrobe.
I would say this pattern is intermediate because of all the details involved. I think if you are an advanced beginner and just take it slowly and read everything a few times, you would be able to complete it fine. The directions are precise and there are pictures to go along with the steps. The pattern was written by a company who understands how clothes should be put together. They incorporate classical sewing techniques which turn out a professional looking garment.