Since she sewed the doll dress it only made sense that I should make her a matching dress. Oh. My. Gosh. was that project ever a disaster. I was tempted to trash it but it was the last of my gray knit so I forged ahead. Turns out you shouldn't 1. use a pattern two sizes two big thinking you can make it up in seam allowances 2. use a knit fabric for a pattern written for cottons 3. extend sleeves that were designed as puffy, cap sleeves 4. choose a pattern for Biscuit that involves a button closure and then try to substitute velcro since the kid still REFUSES to wear buttons.
Yes, she wore it to school today but from now on I think it's a nightgown. Or, if she gets an owl from Hogwarts about her magical capabilities despite muggle parents, she'll be all set with robes.
That said, I do think this will be a great, easy pattern for a short sleeve summer dress in cotton once the kid is a size 6. Hopefully she'll wear buttons by then and, if not, I'll add a zipper back.
The doll got dropped off at school today. Despite the nun's habit, felt hair I LOVE how she came out. I guess I should have bought the Poppy Doll pattern to figure out felt hair. Oh well, Biscuit didn't care. Enough about the hair.
Biscuit designed the custom jewelry and drew the face that I then embroidered with her color direction. Check out this freaky, blurry, in-progress photo.
I have never really liked dolls but this was a fun project.