Today is my stop on the Riley Blake Designs Sew Kewpie Project Tour!
Sew Kewpie is a brand new licensed collection available from Riley Blake Designs!
I don’t know about you, but I had multiple Kewpie dolls from my grandma growing up. This collection gives me so much nostalgia and makes me think of all of the fun times I had playing with the Kewpie dolls my grandma gifted me.
When I saw this collection I knew that it would be SO cute sewn up in a vintage baby doll inspired pattern on my youngest daughter. Originally when signing up for this collection I wasn’t sure which pattern I’d use. As soon as I got the fabric in hand though, I knew immediately that my brand new Azalea pattern would be the perfect silhouette.
Azalea comes with so many options. You can go all out or you can go simple. I chose to go simple for this look. Azalea features a split bodice with a sweet pleated detail but I chose to go with the simple bodice to really let this fabric shine.
The print I chose to work with is the Blush Kewpie Kooks. I love the lattice detail and of course, the pink color!
It is a beautiful blush pink which to me just seems so dainty and feminine. Perfect for the babydoll look I was going for.
Azalea features two sleeve lengths, short or long. They are sweet puff sleeves that look adorable on anyone, but especially the little ones.
There are two skirt lengths, vintage (above the knee) and dress length (knee length). I sewed up the vintage-length skirt with the optional ruffle hem. To go for that vintage baby doll look I wanted a very full skirt so instead of cutting my skirt width per the pattern, I cut my skirt the whole width of the fabric x2. So for example, the size I cut is 32″ wide per the pattern, but instead of cutting the width at 32″ I left it the entire width of the pattern. I repeated this same process for the 4 ruffle pieces. As you can see that gave this adorable pouf to the skirt (and lots and LOTS of twirl!)
Riley Blake Designs Sew Kewpie collection is available now at your favorite local and online fabric shops!
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