Today is Girl's Day in Japan, the day of the Japanese Doll Festival! I'd love to visit there one day but for now I'll celebrate here in the US my own way. ;)
I've created this free embroidery pattern to share with all my fellow dolly lovers out there, hope you like it! You can get it right here.
If you're not familiar with Girl's Day, be sure to read all about it. The Doll Festival centers around elaborate displays of ornamental dolls. Being into dolls, I'm also into miniatures, and Re-ment makes some of the best! These are re-ment hinamatsuri, or Girl's Day doll displays. The top one is more traditional and the bottom is a super cute Hello Kitty version! I love these!
I stitched my Girl's Day pattern up on a t-shirt. T-shirts are not my favorite thing to embroider on, but having a good fabric stabilizer makes it a whole lot easier. I like Sulky stabilizers, they come in lots of varieties. Especially nice are the ones that dissolve in water when you're done stitching. If you stitch this one up, be sure to post your photos to our Doodle Stitching flickr group!
Hope you enjoy the pattern! If you're a girl, celebrate yourself today, (and your dollies. ;)