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 :)

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 :)

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, doll clothes hanger

These are the fabrics that I chose originally for the collection.
Fabrics
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.
Lea
The dress is very simple, and has 3 buttons closure at the back:
Kimono sleeves dress, front Kimono sleeves dress, back

Sleeveless dresses

Beige sleeveless dress Beige sleeveless dress

I made an open back on these dresses:
Beige sleeveless dress, front view Beige sleeveless dress, back view Blue sleeveless dress, front view Blue sleeveless dress, back view

Short sleeves dresses

Beige dress with short sleeves, front view Beige dress with short sleeves, back view Blue dress with short sleeves, front view Blue dress with short sleeves, 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.
Dress with gathers at the front and rose belt Dress with gathers

Dress with gathers and rose belt, front view Dress with gathers, back view Dress with gathers, 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 show year before the season :)

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