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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Connect the Dots

This gown may be used for visiting, or shopping, and even just staying at home.
The two layer lace ruffle on the skirt is made up on a white organza, and is two and a half inches wide. Making it at the limit for this size doll {too large or two small will throw everything off completely, and just plain doesn't look right}.
  I choose a powder blue silky fabric with tiny white dots. It is lined with a matching blue lining fabric. The points on the skirt, and the bodice are trimmed with a tiny 1/8 inch white satin ribbon.
  The  fichu is trimmed the same way but a narrow white lace is added around the edge. Her false sleeves are of the same lace as the skirt. She wears her hoop under this one as is proper.
  She wears a white bonnet trimmed out with feathers and loops of a wide white satin ribbon. There is one row of white lace that is a match to what is on her skirt, around the inside of the brim.
  I like this one very much, even though it is of a simpler design. Not all ones finery need be made of silk and satin, but still look like the very best quality. Simple summer dresses of fine lawn or voile look ever bit as good as a silk gown. This pattern could be made up in lawn and look wonderful.

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