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Thursday, November 12, 2009
Holiday Ensemble for 18" Dolls
I made this ensemble for our PTA to raffle at our Fall Festival. I also made a little girl's outfit for a second raffle. I'll post those pictures another day. I was delighted by the response to the outfits and thrilled to be able to help out in this way. I was so pleased that this raffle was won by one of my former students who just loves her American Girl Dolls. I wonder which one of Hannah's dolls will wear this on Christmas Day?
The dress fabric is a late 1990's Daisy Kingdom print that was sent to me by one of my sewing friends on a sewing forum that brings me much inspiration and joy. Thank you, Marilyn! The French lace around the neck was tea-dyed to match the cream color in the print and the tiny red buttons were left from a dress I made my daughter 13 years ago.
The ivory eyelet was given to me by another dear friend who inherited it from a sewing angel named Julie. Thank you, Audra! It was exactly enough for the panties and petticoat. I know Julie is smiling in heaven knowing that a little girl was made so happy by her gift.