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Thursday, June 08, 2017

Shirley Temple has 2 new dresses

Shirley needed some more dresses, so I started by making this
little blue cotton dress with a mix of gingham and flower print.

This was made with a mix of 2 different 14" doll patterns.

Not too bad if I say so myself!

This next dress is vintage. 
I found this dress on eBay. It is a pale blue Dotted Swiss.
This dress came off another Shirley Temple doll.
I soaked this dress in fels-naptha for several days, 
but the lace is still a bit yellow.

I felt it needed a sash, so I tried this big bow.
I may change this.  You can see the lace on the skirt
is a lot less yellow for some reason.

Oh and Shirley finally got some new shoes,
but we are waiting for some socks to be delivered.
(more on that later)

Very sweet!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You had a great find on e bay. The dresses are beautiful.
Joan

Anonymous said...

The dresses are very nice, Shirley Temple looks like she just came out of a box.
Marion

Anonymous said...

I especially like the Swiss dot dress you made. you did a very good job. The doll looks great in both outfits.
Marilyn

Brenda Savage said...

Thank you Joan, yes I really like the ebay dress too. I love dotted Swiss anyway, it's just so feminine.

Brenda Savage said...

Thank you Marion, I was just lucky to find her in such good shape under all that dirt. I browse ebay and I have seen some Shirley dolls with bad haircuts, chewed hands - I was very fortunate!

Brenda Savage said...

Thanks Marion, I wish I had made the dotted swiss - its an ebay find; but I still love it! I love that you have such confidence in my sewing ability! The first dress I did make though, so thanks!

Anonymous said...

I'd say that blue is definitely Shirley's color! So pretty!
Fawn

Brenda Savage said...

Yes Fawn, I agree. I really loved the blue dotted Swiss when I saw it on ebay. The blue dress I made is just from scraps I had lying around, but when I dressed her in these 2 dresses I really liked the blue. I may make her a pink dress though.