The next destination on our sewing adventure is the book, Miniature Size One Piece and Accessories by Maki Kashiwaya also know as nikomaki.
Inside are 54 adorable patterns designed for Licca-chan a 22cm doll but they also fit Ruruko and Blythe.
The book is written in Japanese and there are no step by step pictures that go along with the instructions, instead there are illustrations that detail each step.
It was difficult choosing one look because they’re all so cute but we decided on the One Piece Tank Dress because we fell in love with the mod style and it looked simple.
Let The Journey Begin . . .
The One Piece Tank Dress only had 1 pattern piece and required 2 pieces of fabric.
There were 4 steps to complete this look.
It’s one of the easiest dresses we’ve made.
We did have a tiny issue with folding the lining piece.
The 1st time we sewed the dress we didn’t arrange the lining properly, so it showed around the arm hole.
The 2nd time we did the dress, we made sure to carefully fold the lining so it wouldn’t show on the outside.
Is it Beginner Friendly?
Yes, the One Piece Tank Dress is beginner friendly.
I would 100% recommend this pattern to a beginner because it’s a simple project.
You’ll learn basic sewing techniques and you’ll get a sense of accomplishment from completing the dress.
If you want to sew this dress for your dolly, you can grab your copy at CDJapan.
The Sewing Adventure Continues In 2020
This marks the final sewing destination for 2019.
Our travels included 5 patterns:
- Hanon Sock Kit: Fun Socks To Match Your Dolls Unique Personality
- The Dolly Dolly First Doll Coordinate Recipe Book
- First Doll Coordinate Recipe Book – Tank Top, Pumpkin Pants & Socks
- Sleeveless Blythe Dress Pattern by Momolita
- Miniature Size One Piece and Accessories Book – One Piece Tank Dress
It was a journey filled with beautiful outfits and a few frustrating moments, but we learned a lot and more importantly we had fun along the way.
We hope you enjoyed the sewing adventures and were inspired to give dolly sewing a try. 🙂
We can’t wait to explore new sewing patterns with you in 2020.
Over To You:
Are you familiar with Maki Kashiwaya, have you sewn any of her doll patterns?
Are there any dolly patterns that you’re interested in sewing or want to learn more about?
Let us know in the comment section below!
It’s a cute dress, and it seems to be easy enough!
Lining gives me troubles, too, it just keeps poking out… Also hemming. Ends of the seem never meet! I guess I need more practice.
Do these patterns fit Pullips? I know some Blythe dresses do, but I’m not sure about patterns…
I also have issues with the ends never meeting.
It’s annoying because the pieces look even when you cut them out but when it’s time to sew them together, they love to misbehave. (∥￣■￣∥)
But like you said, practice will make us better! 🙂
Yes, this pattern does fit Pullip . . . but it’s short on her.
Here is a photo of Pullip Ludmila modeling the dress.
Thanks for chatting with us during the sewing adventures!
It’s been reassuring to hear that we’re not alone when navigating the world of dolly sewing.
Oooh, thanks for the reply! I think the dress makes a great top for Pullips to go with leggings or maybe a miniskirt.
Can’t wait for 2020 sewing adventures!
No problem Neon 🙂
That’s a great idea!
I must search for a legging pattern and add it to the list of projects ＼ （ ＠＾◇ ＾＠）／