Mori Girl Ruffled Dress designed to fit A Girl for All Time® dolls

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$5.99

This digital PDF pattern will allow you to make a beautiful Mori Girl style ruffled dress and slip skirt for your A Girl for All Time® dolls!

If you see a girl that looks as though she is a fairy tale forest dweller who has just stepped out of an enchanted wood, chances are good you’ve spotted a Mori Girl.  Born in Japan as a subculture, Mori Girl style embodies living in the moment and living in harmony with nature.

 

Mori (meaning forest) Girl style is all about natural fibres and colours from nature – creams, browns, greens and autumnal oranges, reds and yellows.  The dress features ruffled layers and a clean looking, placket closure in the back.  Also included is a Slip Skirt.  Mori style favours a lot of layering and the Slip Skirt works perfectly under the dress.  This dress can be used as a ‘foundation layer’ for Mori Girl style, but also works as a cute, everyday dress.  This pattern coordinates with other KeLibu Mori Girl patterns.

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This digital PDF pattern will allow you to make a beautiful Mori Girl style ruffled dress and slip skirt for your A Girl for All Time® dolls!

If you see a girl that looks as though she is a fairy tale forest dweller who has just stepped out of an enchanted wood, chances are good you’ve spotted a Mori Girl.  Born in Japan as a subculture, Mori Girl style embodies living in the moment and living in harmony with nature.

Mori (meaning forest) Girl style is all about natural fibres and colours from nature – creams, browns, greens and autumnal oranges, reds and yellows.  The dress features ruffled layers and a clean looking, placket closure in the back.  Also included is a Slip Skirt.  Mori style favours a lot of layering and the Slip Skirt works perfectly under the dress.  This dress can be used as a ‘foundation layer’ for Mori Girl style, but also works as a cute, everyday dress.  This pattern coordinates with other KeLibu Mori Girl patterns:

 

 

Supplies:

 Dress:

  • 1/4 yard of light weight cotton as a main fabric (Bodice, Body and Upper Ruffle)
  • 7 inches by 9 inches light weight cotton/blends for the bodice lining
  • 3 by 24 inches of soft mesh, lace, lace trim or a complementary colour of cotton/blends for the Under Ruffle
  • 14 inches of lace/trim. It can be narrow or wide, depending on the look you want
  • 12 inches of ¼ – ⅜ inch wide ribbon
  • 2 or 3 sew in snaps

  

Slip Skirt:

  • 6½ inches by 10½ inches of light weight cotton or blends for the Top and Lining
  • 4¼ inches by 20½ inches of soft mesh or lace fabric for the Bottom.  Note that tulle will not work.
  • 7½ inches of 3/8 inch wide elastic

 

Tools

  • Universal/sharp sewing machine needle
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Matching thread
  • Pinking shears or pinking rotary blade (optional but helpful)
  • Bodkin or safety pin to thread elastic through waistband channel
  • Fray block or lighter to heat seal ribbon

 

Bonus Flower Embellishment

  • 7 inches of ¾ inch wide fabric same/similar colour of the main colour in your dress
  • 8 inches of 3/8 – ½ inch wide lace or ribbon in a neutral or complementary colour
  • 8 ¾  inches of 1 inch wide fabric, lace, trim, mesh etc. in a neutral colour

 

Skill Level: Intermediate

DOWNLOAD, PRINT & SEW!

Start your project immediately with this digital PDF pattern. It includes step-by-step instructions with full color pictures and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the file (e.g. Adobe Reader for Windows or Preview for Mac).

You will see a link to download your pattern as soon as your purchase is complete. You will also receive an email receipt for your purchase that will include the link to download the pattern.

KeLibu is not affiliated with American Girl®, Mattel®, WellieWishers™, Hearts for Hearts Girls®, Our Generation®, Battat®, Maplelea®, Maplelea Girls®, Avonlea Traditions Inc.®, Journey Girls®, Toys R Us®, With Heart and Soul®, Kidz N Cats®, Maru and Friends®, Maru & Friends® LLC, A Girl for All Time®, Daughters of History Ltd., Kaye Wiggs®, Liz Frost® or any doll/toy company.

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  1. JUDY JONES

    JUDY JONES (verified owner)

    I love that the pattern pieces are provided for the dress tiers instead of having to measure and draw out my own pattern on graph paper. I already have the shrug for the Mori style and am looking at the other Mori patterns available for other dolls to re-size to my AGAT dolls.

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  2. Carrie Knapp

    Carrie Knapp (verified owner)

    Another well-done pattern. I hadn’t heard of Mori Girl stole before I saw this pattern and since I’ve had a lot of fun googling for ideas. What I love about Kelibu patterns is you can count on them to fit. I even followed the directions on this one. 😉 (I’be been sewing since I was a kid and truthfully enjoy the puzzle of figuring out for myself how the pieces go together but this time I challenged myself to do things step by step. It was so easy to follow!) I highly recommend! CoraMaezy’s friend Katkin wants to be a Mori girl too so we did a little adjusting for her dress (which will get more embellishments soon.)

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  3. Sewbig

    Sewbig

    I made this dress to be more bohemian — lots of gathers and lace, but with some heirloom lace and wing needle stitching on the hem. What drew me to the pattern were the layers. What impressed me was the fit! This is an excellent pattern for your basic pattern slopers. The neckline and armscyes fit very well. And if you’re lazy like me, you don’t even have to figure the elastic for the skirt — the measurement was perfect. I see this pattern being my basic pattern for a gathered skirt dress. And the added slip gives me another layering piece for other garments. BTW – the designer has a free video tutorial on her site for sewing a lined bodice, which makes this a great pattern for a confident beginner. Happy sewing!

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