Buttercup dress

Just whipped up another American Girl doll ball gown for a friend’s daughter’s birthday. It seems everyone around here has one of those dolls!

I should mention that I am NOT a doll person. However, I remember all too well how much I used to enjoy them (their dresses, mostly) when I was a kid. And I do love putting together something beautiful and sparkling from a bunch of old bridal fabric scraps. Plus I really love designing. So these dresses, silly though they might be, make both the birthday girls and me very, very happy. A good gift all around.

This one is made of recycled bridal scraps of silk and silk brocade. I can’t remember what the transparent material is – but it’s probably also made of silk.

And yes, I used my bedazzler…

… how could I not.

I am thinking about selling these on my Etsy site, though their custom nature might make that difficult. I don’t want to be left with a bucketload of doll clothes in my closet. Thoughts?

Thank you so much to my dear friend Kori for the tub full of scraps that has rendered such lovely dresses!

12 Responses to “Buttercup dress”

  1. Jenny Says:

    Lovely, Diana!

  2. amy Says:

    Yes, thank you Kori!! 😀 just gorgeous Diana!

  3. Jenny Says:

    Is this in honor of Princess Buttercup from Princess Bride? Please please please please please say it is! 😀

  4. jen Says:

    hence you take some of your children’s dolls dresses and then say it may take some time. are they all american doll? you can make serious bank, with them fancy dreses

  5. Heidi Says:

    Could you show the fabrics available on Etsy and then make up to order?
    Beautiful work, by the way. Is that one for Sofia’s doll or for show and sale?

  6. Julie Says:

    It’s beautiful. I’m sure there would be a market for it! Maybe just make up a few for the site as samples, and then take custom orders?

  7. sam Says:

    Although I don’t have a need for a fancy dress, I’m sure others would love them. Put a picture of this one up and say “This one is not for sale but I do take custom orders.”

  8. Melissa Says:

    Beautiful! I’m blessed that my girls don’t have any use for dolls, but many of their friends own American Girl Dolls. Can you make them to sell as “one of a kind” items?

  9. Kori Says:

    I love it! The yellow polka dot organza is actually from my mom and dad’s wedding, I showed her the pictures and she love it too! If only I had a little girl….

  10. Diana Guillermo Says:

    Kori you don’t need a little girl, you just need a doll. 😀
    Melissa I’m thinking about it… hard to get motivated without a specific girl in mind but we’ll see what I can come up with. :)

  11. Anonymous Says:

    I’m flabberghasted by the way you nonchallantly say “Just whipped up another American Girl Doll dress…” like it was the easiest thing in the world to do. LOOK AT THE DETAIL ON THAT DRESS!!! Dresses like that don’t just get “whipped up”, do they? You amaze me.

  12. Diana Guillermo Says:

    Well thank you so much, whoever you are! What a way to make a girl feel good. :)

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