The Half and Half Blythe Dress Pattern is a simple pattern for a half knit and half sewn Blythe dress, thus the name. It should fit Blythe and similar sized dolls.
Half and Half Blythe Dress Pattern
- A small amount of 4ply(fingering weight yarn) for the top section
- A 9 inch x 3 inch rectangle of fabric for the skirt section.
- A few fabric snaps for closure (I personally like to use 3)
- Matching thread to sew it all together
- 2.75mm(US2) knitting needles
- Sewing needle or sewing machine
Knitted Top Section
Using 2.75mm (US 2) needles cast on 38 sts
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Perl
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Perl
Row 5 to 8: Knit 4 rows
Row 9: start of sleeves holes: K7, cast off next 6, K 12, cast off next 6, K7 to end
Row 10: P7, M6 by casting on, P12, M6 by casting on, P7 to end. Be careful not to twist the cast on stitches.
Row 11: Knit row
Row 12-15: Regular rib stitch for 4 rows.
Final row: Cast off all stitches.
Fabric Skirt Section
Iron your fabric flat.
Cut a rectangle of length 3 inches and width 9 inches.
Turn in the bottom and sides of the rectangle to create a neat edge.
I also like to zig-zag stitch the upper edge to reduce fraying later on.
Use a long gather stitch to gather the top of the rectangle to a length of approx 4 1/2 inches.
Combining and Finishing
Pin the skirt to the bodice right sides facing one another, sew the skirt to bodice section.
Sew in the trailing yarn tails.
Add ribbons, lace, or other embellishments to suit personal taste.
Attach 3 snaps at back. The first at the top of knitted section.The second at the point where knitted bodice meets fabric skirt. The third should be placed about 1/2 way down the skirt.