Laura in shirt dress with sash

Shirt dress with a sash

Why do I like to sew for dolls?

Probably because I can sew them outfits I will never wear myself. Because I do not wear such style. Or do not have the opportunity to wear such outfit. Or do not have such shape. Etc..

And I like to create patterns, solving some tasks as well.

I paid attention that I prefer minimalism when sewing for the dolls. Except I sew a Haute Couture dress that requires a lot of embellishment 🙂

All my outfits are about clear lines and perfect fitting! But less details 🙁

I wrote once that I buy fabric only when I clearly see WHAT I’ll sew from it.

This dress isn’t an exception. When I saw this fabric I immediately imagined a shirt dress with a row of contrast buttons (0h my gosh, I really like buttons as a closure!) Hmm… Should I add some details? Probably a small collar? Or a sash? Or both? 🙂

Laura (former American Girl doll Caroline Abbott BeForever) in a shirt dress with a sash
Shirt dress with sash, V-neck and small collar, close up front view
Collar.
Shirt dress with sash, V-neck and small collar, close up back view
Back view

P.S. The doll’s name, who’s modeling the dress, is Laura Annabel. She is former Caroline Abbott BeForever issued in 2014. Albeit I bought her on eBay as Isabelle Palmer, and I left “Isabelle” name for her. She was in a good condition except her wig. Because I was about to change her wig, I didn’t bother about it. But I already have Caroline Abbott made in 2012.And I paid attention that both dolls look similar. I recall a quiz on Instagram about both dolls editions, and I was one of the persons, who spotted the difference. I checked both dolls once again and then asked for the confirmation on my Instagram. Yes, it turned out that my “Isabelle” is Caroline. I dreamed about short ginger or carrot wig for the doll, so, I think, Caroline’s eyes look even better with this wig color and not necessary to change them too.

One thought on “Shirt dress with a sash

  • What a pretty dress, and the fabric for it is just perfect. I can easily see why you saw the fabric and thought of this style of outfit.
    Your girl is very pretty and her hair is such a lovely shade.
    x

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