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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Some new pretty dresses

I found this ad online. I was really interested 
in the green and white dress in front.

I washed and pressed the dress.
It is a sheer fabric with lots of body.

I added the white ribbon sash.

Very pretty Cissy!

Imagine my excitement when I tried this second dress on Cissy.

I already had this bandeau hat - perfect!

 You can maybe see that the yellow bric-a-brac
has silver threads in it.  This dress is SO adorable!

This little blue dress came with the 2 dresses above.
This dress is very sweet.

Looks like a school dress.

I love the big bow in back.

This wool coat is from another lot of doll clothes.
It fits Shirley perfectly!
Here is the lot the coat came from.
Notice the sailor top and capris?

Here they are!

Very cute!

This sadly wrinkled dress looks like this now...

Can you believe it?

 I never expected this dress to look so adorable!

I saved this dress makeover for last.
It was very plain and too big for Elise.
I did a bit of fitting in the bodice and added some lace.


Some scalloped lace added a  bit of length.

This dress came out better than expected.
 I thought she needed a wrap though... 


Very pretty.
I love makeovers! 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

MORE Vintage doll clothes!

I have so many new doll outfits to share today!
I have been on a vintage doll clothes roll lately and have 
made some great finds.
Let me start with the blue gingham dress 
(bottom right) from my last post.
I never got around to it before so I want to show you now.
I was not sure who it would work for, but now I know!

It fits Cricket and even has that 1970's
granny dress look.

I added some pink ribbon touches, 
just to add some interest.

I found this new lot of doll clothes last week.
I was hoping one of these might be a Cissy or Elise sized dress.
When I opened the package I saw at once that 3 of the dresses
were sized for an 18" doll.

This salmon dress is very pretty on Molly.

The color is so pretty.

This dress was not pictured with the rest and I missed it in the ad.
So I was surprised to see it in the package!

 I think this little dress makes a very sweet sundress.

It matches Emma's eyes.

This dress is taffeta with pink, blue and grey stripes.
I knew Grace would look lovely in it.

All 3 together make a pretty picture.

This next dress I hoped would fit Cissy,
but it's too big!

I debated fitting it down, but it's not really
very flattering on her.

I believe this coat is also for a larger fashion doll.
I think this coat and the larger dress I will resale.

This next dress is PERFECT!!

Is this not adorable!?!
Vintage 1950's and it fits Elise perfectly.

Elise borrowed Cissy's bandeau.
The blue brings out her eyes.

A view of the back.

The skirt has a Roman Chariot pattern.
You can't tell from the picture but there is silver
glitter touches in the fabric.

I just love this new dress for Elise!

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Vintage Doll Clothes find!

I am always on the lookout for vintage doll clothes.
I especially look for items that might suit dolls I already have.

This Taffeta Ballerina dress caught my eye for my newest 14" doll.

 This fit my 14" doll perfectly!

I added a bit of bling.  It felt like it needed something.

Next I came across this satin pajama set.
I have been looking for some PJs for Shirley Temple.
They were perfect! I was hoping they would fit!

They fit and I love them!

I could not believe my luck winning this lot of clothes.
I was looking for clothes to fit a 15" doll.
What doll you ask?!?

This 15" Madame Alexander Elise doll!
I couldn't believe it, there were only minutes left on
her auction and NO ONE had bid!

Sadly her gold Ballet Costume makes her look drab.
I was hoping some of  the clothes in this lot would be
an improvement for her.

Here she is in one of the outfits.
This is a skirt and blouse made of satin and taffeta.
Unfortunately it is really for a thicker waisted doll.
I have the skirt pinned in back so it would fit.

I  made this little hat for this outfit.
I also made her some new jewelry.

This next outfit was also really too big.
I added a bow tie to pull it together.

I am undecided whether to resize these outfits or resell them?

This polka dot dress really caught my eye.
I was hoping it would fit Shirley

This dress was a little too big as well, but
with a ribbon tie added it's not too noticeable.

I decided that this  pinafore would make a 
great kitchen apron for Molly.


I knew this red dress was made for a Crissy doll.

This little lavender dress is maybe my favorite from 
this lot of clothes. I believe it is one of the older pieces.
It is a sheer Dotted Swiss that looks like it was made for
a Patsy Joan type doll.

Sadly there is a stain on the collar that just won't come out.

BUT! I still love it.
I added this little crochet hat and the pink bow.

I didn't get a picture of all these clothes.
But what I did find out is that I was not really happy with 
the clothes for Elise.
I decided I would just have to make an outfit myself!!

Here it is!

I also made her bandeau and jewelry.

Is it just me? or does she look much happier!!