How do you choose fabrics for doll clothes?
I know that the right way, probably not in a doll sewing, but in general, to draw sketches after you get an idea of a collection. And then visit fabric stores and buy the fabrics that you need.
But I live in Fabric Paradise!
So sometimes I have a small walk at our fabric centers just for looking. And if I buy every fabric that I like I’ll have a huge stash at home ;)
So I came up with my own fabric purchase system. I buy only fabric that I can imagine how I will use it!
When I bought floral fabrics I thought that I should sew something very simple from them. I found pieces of one-color suitable fabric, and I had an idea!
I would like to show all the dresses, one by one.
- Navy blue wrap floral dress
- Banana color wrap floral dress with butterfly sleeves
- Embroidered floral dresses
The first dress is a simple wrap dress from navy blue floral fabric. The dress’s bodice has a lining, as many of my dresses have, and neckline edges finished with bright yellow bias. The bodice has a button closure at the back, and I found the buttons exactly the same color as the bias. The dress skirt is flared, it also has a belt, that keeping on doll waist by loops from the yellow fabric.
The second dress sewn from banana color floral fabric. The difference is between it and the first one that it has butterfly sleeves made from dark magenta cotton-silk (50% cotton, 50% silk) fabric. The bias and the loops also made from this very soft, gentle and very pleasant to touch dark magenta fabric.
Then I made an embroidery design using the fabric pattern as a reference. Because I had floral fabric in three different colors, I embroidered three bodices. I used the colors of each fabric for the each bodice. Here are the dresses:
Because I have sewn 1-2 copies of each dresses, and my own dolls do not need them all, I decided to open a shop on my website. All dresses from this collection available for purchase.