I stopped by Hobby Lobby to check out a few things and found fat quilting quarters measuring 18″ by 20″ for 84¢ in the remnant section. Although this wouldn’t be enough material for human sized articles, it is enough to make a dress (or possibly two) for a doll! I also found some other fabric (for under $1), which ya’ll will be seeing in future posts.
The bodice for this dress is from this pattern: Katie Dress. I sewed some black rick rack to the neckline. I didn’t put it anywhere else on the dress, because sometimes I think rick rack can be overpowering. It attaches with Velcro in the back. I am okay with using Velcro on doll dresses, instead of a zipper. The skirt fabric is 4 1/2″ wide by 18″ long, gathered to 12 1/2″ long.
The shoes I purchased on Amazon.com, from Sophia’s as part of this set. I realized when I put them on that they are rather tight. They look fine, though.
The hair clip is a scrap of fabric folded over, hemmed on each edge, and folded in at the middle. It’s hot glued to a 1″ mini alligator clip, which came in a pack of 25 from Hobby Lobby for $2.99. That’s about 12¢ each.
A great place to find a lot of patterns without searching the Internet to find them yourself is Mommy’s Doll Club. Each themed patterns post has links to many free online patterns.
This is my 100th post on this blog!