IF every girl needs a "I'm a princess" dress, then, so does Dolly!
So, in what might have been a moment of sewing madness, I created a mini-Tinny!
The mini Tinny is, of course, based on Straightgrain's versatile vintage dress pattern - See below for chance to win one!
And Dolly had to have a circular skirt!
So I found the biggest circle in my kitchen cupboard - a tin tray and drew round it for the skirt.
The mini-Tinny's bodice is a simple square, with a crossover back - and is fully lined!
I wasn't quite crazy enough to make a peterpan collar for Dolly! Broiderie anglaise inserted in the seams was more than enough!
And another embroidery thread button loop (really must get round to doing a tutorial on making these loops).
My mum used to make all my clothes - and then my grandma would make something for my dolls with the scraps of fabric. I have a very faded doll's skirt, which my grandma made from one of my old nightdresses - a teeny scrap of fabric which connects me to the seamstresses of my past!
So I'm planning to do the same!
If you're already a follower, you can enter too, simply comment below, or on facebook, too!
Winner will be picked at random on Saturday July 13.
STOP PRESS - I'm extending deadline to the end of Wednesday July 17, midnight BST, to allow last minute visitors a chance to enter!