The Dolls’ Dressmaker, Part 3

“You can’t tell me the name of my trade, I’ll be bound,” she said, after taking several of these observations.

“You make …. Ladies’ bonnets?”

“Fine ladies’,” said the person of the house, nodding assent. “Dolls’. I’m a Doll’s Dressmaker.” (Our Mutual Friend, by Charles Dickens, Book II, Chapter 1)

Sometimes a bit of trim can make a dress special, other times the pattern of the dress supplies enough interest. These doll dresses (part of this project) were great fun to design and sew. The stripes and dots were a lot of fun to work with. The plain-colored trim supplied contrast and kept the pattern of the fabric from being too much. The butterfly fabric lent itself well to the tiered dress with puffed sleeved and the Peter Pan collar, I thought.

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