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:
- 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
- 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
- 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
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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).
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