I was excited
to find and try your pattern as I am outfitting my very first
doll. It is for my daughter's 7th birthday coming in July. I had
3 goals for my project. First I wanted to imitate a doll she had
seen based on a book about Nan Harper, a true life survivor of
the Titanic. (That doll and outfit are no longer available.) Second
I wanted to make a matching dress for my daughter. And third,
I wanted to use materials I already had on hand as much as possible.
I adapted the pattern by substituting gathered lace and a tiny
pink ribbon flower for the collar, and also lace (ungathered)
for the sleeve band. I also added lace to the bottom of the skirt
and sewed a row of lace right above the dropped waist. The fabric
is a pink and white stripe of denim-like wight (almost upholstery
weight.) This is probably too heavy for the pattern, but as I
said, I was using what I had on hand and so I made it work! Due
to this heaviness, the skirt has a tendency to fly up so I made
some white bloomers, trimmed with lace, to go under it. As you
can see in the pictures, I also decorated matching hats using
the lace and ribbon flowers.
for sharing this pattern. I enjoyed it very much.