This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the way the bottom of the dress flows. Maybe you should make dresses for poeple next, although I'm sure they wouldn't sit still as long as the poppet did.
Thank you! I actually do love making dresses for myself! I just finished a red jersey dress...then had to take it in after I lost a bunch of weight. I was going to start on a linen shirtdress, but then I got pregnant. I'd hate to finish it only to have outgrown it in several places. I also have a WIP hogging my dress form right now anyway.
This poor doll has been sitting on a shelf in my sewing room for years, waiting for me to finally dress her. It took me long enough, but I stitched her dress on yesterday.
I had this really pretty, blue monarch butterfly print that matched her hair, so I cut out as many individual "wings" as I could. I used a flame to singe the edges and keep them from unraveling, then I pinned the little pieces onto the doll to make the dress. I just hand-stitched the edges down with some variegated thread, trying not to sew the dress to the doll. It went together very quickly, and was probably the easiest method for making a doll's dress that I've managed yet.
I still have had my cheerleading sweatshirt from high school. It's been slowly disintegrating, from being well-loved and often worn, for about 16 years. It finally got too holey to wear, even in private. But, I still didn't want to throw it away! That's why it got recycled into a giant teddy bear.
I came up with the pattern based on some I found on google images and one that I purchased. It took me a couple of tries to get the head gusset correct, and he still has a giant head. The stitching is in red - school colors. He's wearing some of my son's clothes that have been out-grown (size 18 month). His arms and legs are button-jointed, and his eyes are just big, black buttons.