Dottie Angel Pattern in the Alabama Chanin Style

This is the Dottie Angel Frock pattern from Simplicy #1080.

I modified this same pattern over a year ago to make a basic top. (Read about it here.)

This top is so comfortable, I made one up with Alabama Chanin 100% organic cotton jersey, apple over white. I used the Alabama Chanin Daisy stencil.

Red Coats & Clark button craft thread was used for the running stitch around some elements, and variegated floss for the satin stitch on the dots inside the flowers.

White embroidery floss was used for the little clusters on the outer dots.

It always amazes me how different the garment looks when cutting away the top layer of fabric for the negative reverse applique technique. On this detail shot you can see the red embroidery floss used for the feather stitch on the tiny leaves throughout the pattern.

I wore this top to the farmer's market today for the first time, paired with my basic plum dress. You can read more about the dress here. The darker plum color brings this top from summer to fall. I have a beautiful Prairie Underground sweatshirt in the same plum color that will make it really cozy as the weather cools down. I think this top will look cute with a long sleeved t-shirt or turtleneck layered underneath. Throw on a pair of leggings, tall boots, and chunky sweater, and I'll be ready for winter!


  1. Wow! Love the way you embellished the elements and the contrast is spectacular. So pretty! Elsie

    1. Hi Elsie~

      Thanks so much! It was fun using different embroidery techniques on one project.