Thank you everyone for your condolences about Jasper!
It was brought to my attention that not everyone may be able to complete both a dress and sandals in a week during the summer sew-along, so I’m probably going to break it up, but your dolls DO need some cute sundresses, because they are (possibly) the perfect layering piece! At the bare minimum, it’s a cute dress on its own with sandals. Depending on the season, you can add leggings/cardigan/blouse/jacket/boots/hat, etc. Little Darling did a series with a “4-season” dress here: https://jenwrenne.wordpress.com/2014/10/
Since April is an OG, I’ve been trying to do patterns at least inspired by OG outfits once a month for her, and this month’s is loosely based on:
Instead of a ruffle, this one has a piped round yoke, which to me makes the dress look more elegant and higher-end. I named this dress “May Flowers” since the daffodils are finally up and growing even though our April “showers” were more like April “dump-five-feet-of-snow-overnight” 🙂
It’s a slim fit on an OG with a flush closure in back, looks great on Journey Girls and will fit the newer KnC dolls more loosely if closed with an overlap in back. It will likely work for Sasha copied at 80%, but make a muslin first to check. Have an older/bigger AG? See the end of the pattern here: https://jenwrenne.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/august-free-pattern-for-kidz-n-cats-and-sasha/ for a tutorial on adding some width at the back with buttoned closures.
Please keep posting your fabulous creations on the Wrenfeather flickr page here: https://www.flickr.com/groups/2825314@N20/
Some recent cuteness for your inspiration:
A-line for mini AG by sewbig
Sasha as Maid Marion by Theresa