I realised that between my daughter’s doll collection and mine we managed to have Blythe dolls with hair colours in pretty much every colour of the rainbow. Knowing that I just had to make a rainbow of doll dresses to match their hair.
I know pink isn’t technically in the rainbow but I made the pink dress first as my test dress and then couldn’t leave it/her out.
I’ve been wanting to try using a pattern from this Dolly Dolly pattern book which I’ve had for a while. It’s only in Japanese but if you have a good comprehension on how clothes are made you should be able to follow the diagrams yourself and complete some of the gorgeous designer dresses in these books. I tried an easy pattern first to see how they are but there are some really stunning outfits in them.
Making seven dolls dresses wasn’t enough for me I had to make matching crochet flowers to embellish the dresses with. Using some perle cotton which I already had in a rainbow of colours I set to work making up my own crochet flower which was in the right scale for the dresses.
Pick a dress any dress.
The fabric I used for the dresses was some hand dyed cotton from my fabric stash you may remember it from a previous post about some buntings I made.
I wish I had my favourite dress in all the colours of the rainbow! I love seeing them all lined up on the Blythe dolls wardrobe.
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