I have been working on this 18 inch doll dress for a while, trying to decide whether I would try to sell it or give it to my daughter for a Christmas present. Since I have a five year old who is not very good at keeping out of my crafting bag, she saw it at least once, probably two or three times as I made it.
The dress was shown in the magazine as a baby doll dress in white, with pink trim and a bonnet. I thought I would try it out in another color and forget the bonnet, hoping it would fit my daughter’s 18 inch doll which is the same size as an American Girl doll. Somehow my gauge turned out well and it fits perfectly. The color is called Birds of Paradise, which is one of a very few non pastel sport weight yarns I have been able to purchase at local craft stores.
The back of the dress has six buttons, which is probably what took the longest for me to do since I really don’t like working on those little finishing touches like sewing on buttons. I actually have another dress nearly finished in red because I did not want to work on the buttons in the truck on a trip to my dad’s house. Maybe the second dress will go up in my shop when I finally get the buttons on it.