This stylish suit was inspired by the Hollywood costume designer Bill Travilla. He designed this costume for the 1981 made-for-TV movie "Evita Peron" starring Faye Dunaway.
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I like to make patterns for all the fur pieces out of a manila file folder and trace around them.
Hem is hand stitched.
"Frogs" are Lazy Daisy stitches.
Stitching the frog loops to fit the doll. Make sure to finsh the skirt and fit the jacket with the skirt on the doll.
Cut 3/8" off the bottom of the skirt lining.
For more instructions on making the skirt, click here.
Remove the paper backing from the Wonder-under and fuse the lining onto the wrong side of the top of the hat.
Remove the paper backing from the Wonder-under and fuse the top of the crown down. Fold up one end of the crown and whip stitch.
The end of the veil will point towards the front of the hat so when the veil is flipped right side out the stitching will be hidden.
The feathers are stitched right next to the veil on the right side of the hat. Add a small dab of glue to secure the feathers.
Whip stitch the top of the purse down. Before knotting off, pull the thread a little to close up the top of the purse.