Nanea Mitchell in a dress from Rose Garden collection

Rose Garden – American Girl doll dresses collection

Last time when I showed my small collection of dresses for American Girl dolls, I thought that it was wonderful to sew collections of doll clothes.

But one collection more I do not have such thoughts πŸ™‚

Why?

Because it turned out that it’s not difficult for me to sew a collection, but it’s difficult for me to do what I hate most in the hobby – to take pictures of the collection.

Of course, it’s not so difficult to take photos of the collection for my shop. This can be done at home, especially if I can catch good lighting and find a large white background.

The situation is more difficult for me when I need to take photos that convey the general mood of the collection. And now, when the wet season begins soon, it will be almost impossible for me. I don’t want to take pictures during the rain or put my dolls to the wet ground after. So I decided to close this direction for me πŸ™‚

Although I am very pleased with my dolls dressed in the same style.

But let’s go back to the latest collection. I called it “Rose Garden” collection and had an idea to sew dresses that suitable for morning or afternoon strolls in a city, to visit cafes, shops, sightseeing, etc.

Fabric, shoes and doll clothes hanger

These are the fabrics that I chose originally for the collection.

Fabrics for collection

Then I found leather that suits to all the fabrics by color, and decided to make shoes as well.

Fabrics and leather

But in the final collection I used not all the fabrics.

The chosen fabrics are lightweight batiste. They are so thin that I had to use water soluble stabilizer to make buttonholes!

When I finished sewing, I made shoes that suits the collection. I’ve already shown the process. Then I decided that I need a doll clothes hanger to take pictures of my collection, and made one. All the preparations were finished.

Kimono sleeves dress

I also showed this dress, because Lea got it as a birthday present.

Kimono sleeve dress for American Girl doll

The dress is very simple, and has 3 buttons closure at the back:

Kimono sleeve dress, front view

Kimono sleeve dress, back view

Sleeveless dresses

I made an open back on these dresses:

Blue sleeveless dress for American Girl dolls, front view
Beige sleeveless dress for American Girl dolls, front view
Blue sleeveless dress for American Girl dolls, back view
Beige sleeveless dress for American Girl dolls, back view

Nanea liked the beige sleeveless dress and wore it in her morning stroll near a pond.

Nanea Mitchell in the beige sleeveless dress from Rose Garden collection on a morning stroll.
Nanea Mitchell in the beige sleeveless dress from Rose Garden collection on a morning stroll.

Short sleeves dresses

Beige dress with short sleeves for American Girl dolls, front view
Blue dress with short sleeves for American Girl dolls,  front view
Beige dress with short sleeves for American Girl dolls, back view
Blue dress with short sleeves for American Girl dolls, back view

Dresses with gathers

Next two dresses are very similar: they have gathers at the front and puffy sleeves. The difference is only that one of the dresses has a belt with roses.

Lea Clark in the dress with gathers from Rose Garden collection for American Girl dolls.
Dress with gathers for American Girl dolls, front view
Dress with gathers for American Girl dolls, back view
Caroline Abbott in the dress with gathers and rose belt from Rose Garden collection for American Girl dolls.
Dress with gathers and rose belt for American Girl dolls, front view

Accessories

I decided that the collection will not be complete if it lacks of accessories. I bought glass beads that, I think, perfectly match with the collection. I also bought stainless steel fittings made in Korea.

Chainlet-with-one-glass-bead
Chainlet-with-two-glass-beads
Chainlet-with-three-glass-beads

I’m really tired with this collection. But I do understand why fashion companies have their fashion shows year before the season πŸ™‚

2 thoughts on “Rose Garden – American Girl doll dresses collection

  • I think you did very well to commit yourself to a whole collection, those dresses are beautiful, as are the sandals and the jewellery. But yes, a lot of work is involved!!
    I think the photos came out great too πŸ™‚

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