Merida's New Outfit

I thought I'd show you what Merida's outfit looks like on her before her re-paint. I doubt if she will look much different when she's finished as I love her expression and only want her eyes to be slightly smaller.

I used the Bloomer Buddies "Oh Sew Kat!" pattern which is available from Pixie Faire to make the dress, though I wish I had added more fullness to the dress below the yoke, as it falls too straight for my liking . . . which of course means I will probably make her another dress to wear before too long.

The beret, scarf, fingerless gloves and leg warmers were adaptions I made from a Kiltie Combo Accessories knitting pattern to fit 18 inch American Girl Dolls by Jacqueline Gibb on Ravelry.

As Merida is a 16 inch doll, I simply used size 2.75mm needles instead of the 3.25mm and knitted it in one colour throughout. The scarf was knitted horizontally in garter stitch, rather than vertically like the pattern suggested.

The brooch on the side of the hat I made myself and the Joyce Nicholson boots she is wearing I had in my stash. These soft real leather boots were originally purchased at a bargain price from a doll fair long ago . . . always knew they would come in handy some day. :)

Comments

  1. It's a very cute dress and accessories you have made for Merida! I hope you will share her after you repaint her :)

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    1. Thank you Lise, I promise I will and possibly with an impoved dress. :)
      Hugs,
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  2. Hello Sandy,
    Love, love, love this outfit! It is a great design and the fabric and green accessories work so well together.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Oh Giac you are always so sweet. :) I must admit the colours do look good on her though, perfect for a redhead.
      Big Hugs to you too!
      X

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  3. She looks really good, snug and warm and very casual. I think the colours match her so well and really brings out that beautifully vibrant red hair.

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    1. Thank you Alasse. I agree with you regarding the colours and I am so glad I decided to keep her red curls. :)
      Hugs,
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  4. Hi Sandi,
    I love this outfit, it really suits her. The accessories are really nice and look beautiful on her.
    Greetings ^^

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    1. Thank you Lily, it's nice to know everyone is happy to see her in these colours . . . certainly makes my day! :)
      Hugs,
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  5. I'm loving her style so far! You can't go wrong with green here, she rocks it so well.

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    1. Thank you Alejandra. I'm perfectly happy with my colour choices, but still not over the moon with the dress style. I will see if I can purchase more of the same fabric . . . still it will do for now.
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  6. Oh look at Merida! She's so cute in her new clothes! The colors suit her well. Look forward to seeing her new eyes and even a new wider dress. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Niina. I've been a little busy lately (personal stuff), and still haven't done her eyes but hopefully I will get to them soon, I really want to finish her.
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  7. I love the outfits and all the detail you put into it!! I specially adore the beret, it is perfect!
    Looking forward to seeing her repaint!

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    1. Thank you Musume, me too, I've always loved berets. :)
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