Today, we are introducing the lovely princess, Lilly. She is a modern day princess and only wears her crown on special occasions and state events. She has no y-seam which makes her construction appeal to sewing novices, but I truly find the y-seam angels, fairies and princess easier to construct. There are more points to line up without the y-seam which makes it a tad trickier to sew.
So without further adieu, here is Princess Lilly. I decided to give her the original hairstyle and the mermaid style dress with a short sleeve top. Did I already mention that Lilly is one of the most versatile to make? She actually has two hairstyles, three dress forms (pencil, mermaid and fishtail) and optional gloves. This was the funnest part about designing the mix and match enchanted figures. You have the choice of how you want your figure to look. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of different possibilities to design the figures.
Let us take a quick look at Lilly in several of her outfits. Here is her 1960's sleeveless pencil skirt dress and added long gloves. She looks pretty charming doesn't she? Just skip over her hair band if you wish for a more sophisticated look.
Change up the skirt portion of the dress for a mermaid tail and gloves. She is ready for a gala!
And of course, there is the version shown above in the lovely fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics, Mystic Land designed by Maureen Cracknell.
Wait a minute. Should she put on a crown? She will borrow the crown from Isabella for tonight. Or should she put on the tiara from Jael?
But wait a minute, there is more to play with. You can design your own brides as well. By adding white to the bottom section of the hair, you can create a veil. Or, you can omit this section and use it for hair extensions. How super cool is that??
You can mix the other bodices in from the other templates to make your very own wedding dress as well.
And the very special feature of Princess Lilly is her bonus hairstyle. She kind of looks like Samantha from Bewitched with red hair! I'm in love! I know I will be making this one in the future!
I hope you have enjoyed this blogpost and seen more possibilities of what you can make with the extremely diverse pattern. You not only can make a single princess, a fairy, an angel but also brides and stylish girls for yourself or another special girl in your life. Almost all of their features can be interchanged to make new figures. You can even change the bangs and hair elements for new designs.
You can purchase the PDF for Lilly on my Etsy shop or purchase the entire pattern with all 12 mix and match 12" blocks in the pattern book. It contains full size templates, easy to follow instructions, coloring images and instruction for how to mix and match templates. Use the images and cut out the different segments to see how your design will look before sewing. You can also purchase the hardcopy patterns with 64 pages at these shops within Germany.
Thanks for joining us. Happy sewing! Stay tuned for some more fun. We will be voting on winners for the sew along content. We will be picking one winner for the (1) the cutest ever and (2) best use of mix and match templates. Check back on the other posts for what you can win. There is still time to sew, oost and enter. Voting will take place on Instagram starting December 25, 2019 and end on 'Sunday, December 29, 2019. Hope to see you there. Happy holidays.
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Take a look at previous posts and see the other figures.