Sunday, February 26, 2012

All Dressed Up!

Hello Really Reasonable Ribbon fans!  Jan here to share a porcelain doll that's made using cardstock, fabric and lace.  The delicate lace at the bottom of the skirt and on the straps at the top is Penelope Natural Crochet Lace.  
While shopping at thrift stores, I spotted two wedding dresses and they were $1.00 each!  WOW!  The lace that is layered on the skirt is from one of the dresses.  The tiny buttons are part of my vintage button collection.The doll was also a thrift store find and she was $6.00.  She was dressed in shades of lavender.  I removed her clothing and carefully took the dress apart. 
Here she is with a new wardrobe.
Close up of the back of dress.
Here's how I started.
Remove clothing.
Using a seam ripper, take the seams out.
Lay pattern pieces on satin fabric, pin and cut out.
I used Graphic 45, Once Upon A Springtime cardstock.  I taped two pieces of cardstock together and prepared it by brushing a generous layer of Liquitex, Matte Medium.  This will make the cardstock, fabric-like. I used the skirt pattern and cut the skirt on the prepared cardstock. 
Sew lace to the bottom of the skirt.
 Mist the back with water and do a fan fold to crease the skirt.
Sew peach tulle on the skirt, then the large piece of lace on the skirt.  Assemble the dress and add buttons.


  1. Fabulous job on the outfit! Love that lace!

  2. What little girl ( and big ones too) would absolutely adore all these georgeous creations.


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