Sunday, March 16, 2014

Two Tea Party Doll Dresses

tea party doll dresses by nest full of eggs
 There is currently a Little Things to Sew: Cover to Cover Challenge going over at Bartacks and Singletrack until August 31st, 2014.

Sew one (or more) of the 21 projects from the book and add it to the Flickr group.

So far from the book, I've made a tutu, mittens, 4 art smocks (found here: 1, 2, 3 &4), and today I'm sharing my latest creation… 2 tea party doll dresses.

tea party doll dresses by nest full of eggs
Project details
Pattern: Tea Party Doll Dress (difficulty level 2 out of 4 scissors) from the Little Things to Sew book
Size: 18-inch doll
dress 1: pink/white/gray vintage floral (leftover fabric from a Pattern 8 dress and a popover sundress), DS quilt collection blue floral from JoAnn (leftover from a Holly Hobbie outfit)
dress 2: green/white/blue vintage floral (leftover fabric from an origami collar dress and a popover sundress), solid blue cotton
Notions: buttons, Velcro
Mods: I used Velcro for the closures instead of snaps, I would recommend using snaps as was suggested in the list of materials

Don't let the tiny size of this doll dress fool you, it takes just as much time to sew one of these up as it does a girl dress. If you're looking for a quicker and easier doll dress to make, try the Popover Sundress.

PS Looking for more clothes to sew for an 18-inch doll? How about a reversible skirt?