Followers may remember some past clothes-making projects . . . which always provide many scraps for future projects.
Way back in June 2016 I made myself a wrap-around skirt
which left me with lots of scraps. And in April of this year, I made a shirt
which also left me with scraps.
Both lots of fabric scraps called out to me when I saw a free pattern by Antique Lilac, to make doll dresses. And since I had only recently unboxed some of my BJD dolls . . . it seemed like the ideal occasion to use a few scraps. I had said I’d try and keep my doll hobby separate from this blog, and recently started a new blog especially for my dolls: Claire’s Collections. But since today we’re talking about scraps . . . I’m afraid you have to put up with spooky dolls photos in order to appreciate the sewing.
Hence . . . one pretty summer dress in pink floral for Erin and one in more autumn shades for Kyra.
Erin, on the left, is approx 43cm tall but has quite a large bust. Kyra, on the right, is approx 45cm tall but has a very narrow torso and wide hips. I therefore made alterations to the bodice part, as well as making a longer skirt for the pink floral. Dolls look the same height in photos because Erin has proper BJD shoes with quite a thick sole & heel.
Whereas Kyra is wearing a pair of lace-up ankle boots I made, in the same fabric as her dress! Found a tutorial for that here: Sneakers.