I eventually decided to take the crochet route. I crocheted this lacy little dress for my daughter's 18-inch doll.
It's kind of funny, I think I'm more interested in dressing this doll than my daughter is. She's more interested in bugs, spooky things, science, nature collections, and stuff like that. I say more power to her - I loved science stuff when I was younger too, and still do. But maybe someday she'll decide that playing dress-up with dolls is fun too.
So here I am, slowly adding pretty things to the limited wardrobe of this poor, unappreciated little doll. I should have cleaned her up a bit for the pictures - her hair is a mess and her face is covered in crayon. Makes me glad I never went out and spent big bucks on an authentic American Girls doll - this one is a cheaper version and it was a hand-me-down from a friend besides. :)
|Close-up of front|
|Close-up of back|
The dress is made from size 10 cotton thread. The dress pattern is found here. I found the pattern a bit difficult to read, the instructions aren't very clear in some places. That's okay, I wanted something that would challenge myself a bit. My dress ended up a little different than the original, especially in the back. But it's still a very sweet little dress.
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