Return with a Velveteen Doll Dress

After my long, unplanned blogging break I’m back. Around April, I became frustrated with my dysfunctional camera. And I realized that combined with all of the absolutely mandatory things I need to do, blogging became too much. But, I missed it – missed sharing and communicating with fellow sewing bloggers. And, I have a new camera.

I have been sewing in my absence (not as much as I would like). So, to catch up, here’s my latest labor of love, another velveteen doll dress for DD3.

DD3 was obsessed with the purple fabric. And I didn’t have enough of it to make a dress for her. So her doll was the next best thing. (The dress looks very blue in the pictures. But it is a vivid purple.)

I used a zigzag stitch to attach the ribbon belt.

American Girl Doll in Velveteen Dress

The lining is bagged toward the center. A lot of hand sewing went into this doll dress. If you look closely, you’ll see the slip stitch in the middle.

Slip Stitch Dress Lining Velvet Doll Dress

Instead of wrestling with a traditional hem, I bagged the lining to the waist.

The velveteen and lining (from a re-purposed shirt) kept slipping around. So I basted them at the armscyce, sleeve cap and top and bottom waist.

AG Doll Dress with Bagged Lining Hem

The fastening is velcro.

18 Inch Doll Dress with Velcro Fasteners

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