I feared I would never find anything to fit her. Then one day while going through a box of non-BJD stuff, I came across an evening dress for Tonner's Tyler Wentworth. I had tried Franklin Mint fashions on Marguerite without success. Could this one possibly work? It was ridiculously short on her -- I think it came to her knees -- and it was tight around the hips, but the top fit perfectly. It was sleeveless, so I wasn't sure about the arm length. There was only one thing to do.
|Making a muslin prototype to check for fit|
|The pattern does not call for lining the skirt. I chose to line it rather than finish so many raw seams.|
|Adding the collar to the shirt|
|I added lace trim to lengthen the skirt. The belt is a piece|
of orange trim finished with a tiny belt buckle.
|Millie admires the new look|