Monday, September 23, 2013

Ellowyne's New Handmade Dress

Ellowyne has inspired me to sew her a dress.  After exhaustively looking through all the doll clothes in the house, and not finding anything that fit or suited her, I started looking online to order a dress.  I wasn't able to find exactly what I was looking for though.  I had an idea of what I wanted... something befitting her personality.  It had to be charming, delicate, glamorous, romantic, graceful, and dreamy (just a few of my Ellowyne's personality traits).

I knew in my mind what I wanted the dress to look like.  The problem was I didn't have a pattern.  I decided to lay Ellowyne down on a piece of paper and trace her outline.  I kind of made my own pattern by sketching  the dress I had in mind on to her paper outline.  I added some for the sides of the dress and seam allowances and began cutting and sewing.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, for a first attempt without a pattern. 

So here is Ellowyne modeling her new dress.


I had so much fun sewing this dress for Ellowyne, and I'm sure there will be more to come.  A girl needs more than one outfit, after all. 


  1. Awesome job! The dress looks gorgeous on her!! (:

  2. Lisa, your Ellowynne looks adorable in her dress! great job!! you truly will love sewing for her, if you ever have time; sounds like you have your hands full with your wonderful, loving family! God bless you!!

  3. Nice dress, love the soft colored print and the ruffled shoulders Bet your Ellowyne loves this

  4. Thank you Sande and Anonymous for the nice comments about Ellowyne's dress. I am looking forward to sewing more clothes for her. I have found a few patterns now, just looking for the right fabrics. :)


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