I recently did a really dumb thing. I put a small box in the donation bag without looking inside. I didn't bother because it was so light I was sure it was empty. SIGH, I didn't think how little small doll clothes would weigh. Yes, I accidentally threw out a whole batch of doll clothes I had made.
These 2 dresses were in the box.
These 2 nightie and robe sets.
These shoes I had made.
This plaid dress and her 1956 wool coat!
This evening gown.
This little dress.
And this original Alice in Wonderland dress!
Well, I was distraught, as you may imagine. It is not the dollar value of these items, but the fact that I made most of them and the ones I didn't make are not easily replaceable.
I pulled myself together and took a look online to see what was out there. Maybe some vintage dresses for Toni would make me feel better?
I found this brown dress first.
It is vintage from the 1950s.
Next I bid on this 1950s Circle P doll and lot of vintage dresses.
I won the bid!
I didn't keep the doll, so she is now with another doll lover.
I washed the dresses and gave them a press. The red and white dress needs a slip and the green taffeta plaid did not fit, but I will do some research and see what doll it is meant for.
This red and black print dress is adorable.
I have to say the same of this blue gingham.
OH! and the 2 pair of shoes you see were in the package with the dresses,
but never mentioned on the ad!
This evening gown is lovely.
I added the little jewel to the waistline to add some bling.
You can see close-up that the skirt used to have spangles of glitter or something like it. I decided to leave it alone and just add a bit of sparkle on the waistline.
Then I started remaking and creating some new dresses.
You'll recognize the red plaid I remade.
I used a different ribbon for the bow, but I may switch for a lace bow like the original.
Then I saw this red stripe dress on Pinterest and thought,
"Hey I have some small stripe fabric!"
Not identical, but I like it.
I had started this evening gown, but decided to make it a lounging gown.
The replacement Peignoir.
I did happily still have the pink houseshoes!
Lastly, as I was searching ebay for possible dress additions I came across this...
I won the bid and it's on its way!
I have yet to start some new dresses for Alice, but they are next.
And always look inside boxes before they are sent to donation!