This past week I sewed twelve doll dresses. Twelve. Granted, they were a simple, sleeveless style, but still. I have been finding quite a few 18" Madame Alexander dolls each time I head out thrifting, and more often than not, they don't have any clothing. I can't put them on Ebay naked--well, I guess I could, but no, just no. I put so much time and effort into cleaning them up and fixing their hair, they just have to have a pretty, new dress to complete the look! So here's the pile of dresses I've completed so far:
You may have noticed I said "so far". Yeah. That's because I've brought home a few more dolls since making these dresses, and now I have to make more! But at least not twelve. Twelve was a big number, even for simple dresses.
Here is a group shot of some of the dolls that I have listed this week on Ebay:
I'm only listing seven of the twelve dolls that are ready because I didn't want to flood the market with too many of the same item. You may notice that there are eight dolls in the photo--the second one in from the right in the back row is an "Elsa" doll, and she already had her original outfit, so I didn't need to sew her anything. Phew.
Here are each of the dolls a little closer up:
2010 Madame Alexander with strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. Her hair is so thick and pretty.
2012 Madame Alexander--Blonde wavy hair and blue eyes
2013 Madame Alexander--Auburn hair and Brown Eyes
She is one of my favorites.
2010 Madame Alexander--Brunette with Brown Eyes
She has adorable braids and wears probably my favorite dress of all the ones I made.
2012 Madame Alexander--Brunette with Blue Eyes
2009 Madame Alexander--Blonde Hair & Blue Eyes
2011 Madame Alexander--Pale Blonde Wavy Hair & Blue Eyes
Love this one--my favorite face mold of the MA dolls
2014 Madame Alexander ELSA doll from Frozen
This was my first time coming across a "Princess" doll by this doll company. I know they made others, but this is the only one I've ever seen in person. Beautiful face mold, and extra dark drawn-on lashes to accentuate her eyes.
I also have two of the 17" Disney singing Princess dolls listed. The first one is Tiana, from "The Princess and the Frog":
She was naked and horribly messy when I found her. She got a complete spa treatment to get her hair back in shape, and then I made a replica dress to match her original one.
I'm really proud of this dress! I think it turned out so nice. She sings "Almost There" from the movie.
And here is Cinderella:
Luckily, she had her original dress, but her hair had come loose from it's bun. I wound it back up as good as possible and secured it with a rubber band. She sings "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes".
And last but not least, sweet little Rapunzel, a 16" Disney Animator doll:
Rapunzel is my favorite of the animator collection. Her face is just adorable and her hair is so long and silky. She wears her original dress.
I suppose tomorrow I will pick out some fabric in order to sew three more dresses. But first I will need to clean my sewing room. I am a messy seamstress. Seriously. I don't know how it happens, but somehow in the midst of creating, everything ends up on the floor! I'm actually a very neat and tidy person everywhere else, so it always amazes me how my sewing room gets so out of control. I guess that's just how I operate. But I actually like cleaning and organizing, so I'm looking forward to getting everything under control again tomorrow!