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Seaside Rendezvous photos

Seaside Rendezvous photos

We wrapped up our Doll Days Seaside Rendezvous challenge this week. The challenge was to sew with a Doll Days pattern of your choice (for your 18″ dolls) and with the theme “Seaside”–the challenge was a wonderful success. We had some really clever and fun entries. Here’s just a few.

Tankini pattern


Vintage Party Dress pattern


Side Tie Top (bonus pattern) and Classic Skirt patterns


Modern-vintage Sundress pattern


Tankini pattern


Button-down Shirt and Modern Camp Shorts patterns


Modern-vintage Sundress pattern


Crochet Lace Top pattern


Crochet Lace Top and Classic Skirt pattern


Crochet Lace Top (made without the sleeves) and the Scallop Hem Skirt made in reverse (tutorial coming soon!!)


Tankini pattern with wider bands


Modern Camp Shorts and Top was made using the bodice from the Vintage Party Dress with Sailor collar (bonus pattern available for free download on side bar)


This seamstress got really creative with her top (above)– she made it using the free Sailor Collar Bonus Pattern designed for the Vintage Party Dress, and made it so it could be worn backwards, too.  This is the Sailor Dress bonus pattern add-on that she used:

Vintage Party Dress with Bonus pattern Sailor Collar (available for free download on the side bar)



Weren’t those so fun?? –great sewing skills ladies!! It was so wonderful to see all your creations pop up on my facebook feed 🙂 Thank you again to all who entered. You all helped to make the challenge fun and a great success!

I announced the winners after I used Random .org to choose random winners. They both will receive one of these 2 prize packages:



Congratulations to Kimberly and Sue!!

Everyone who entered was given this free bonus pattern to add-on to their Doll Days! patterns: the Side Tie Top.

Classic Skirt pattern and Side Tie Top pattern


Our next challenge is starting very soon!! Mark your calendar, sew early if you want, and post your photos starting July 29th!!

Here are the fabrics that will be included in the prize packages for the “Back to School” challenge:


Thank you again to our sponsor Robert Kaufman for offering these gorgeous SevenBerry fabrics 🙂

Happy Sewing!



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