"A night at the opera" ensemble

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The little 'feather' top What advice would you give someone starting this project? As always, have fun

What you will need

  • Matte satin
  • georgette
  • polyester lining fabric
  • buttons
  • snaps
  • purchased pearl trim.

Q&A with dottyeb

Crystalsmom asked:
You are so amazing. I love when I receive an e-mail about your latest masterpiece. The children that receive these are truly blessed. God Bless you for all you do to make the children smile.
dottyeb answered:
Thanks so much for your lovely comments. I have some really cute ones 'in the making'.
cnamjs2424 asked:
was wondering how to judge what to charge for doll clothes I've started making for CRAFT SALES..i WAS TOLD TO DOUBLE WHAT SUPPLIES COST NOT FIG IN MY TIME .
dottyeb answered:
I'm not a good one to ask on that. All of my ensembles are one - of - kind original designs. Fabrics are not average fabrics and each piece is hand finished with couture detailing and techniques. The 'Night at the Opera' ensemble sold for over $100. However I do know those who make 18" doll clothes to sell at craft fairs. The one friend figures 2-1/2 times the supplies. Because doll clothes are so labor intensive it is difficult to realize a monetary value for your labor. My 'gimmick' is one of a kind, unusual and sumptuous fabrics, unusual embellishment, fully lined where feasible, all with couture (hand) finishes and detailing. I also package my ensembles in polypropylene 'bags' with all pieces attached to a white med weight cardboard. Some "collections" I box in tissue lined boxes. This avoids damage from unwanted hand oiks, dirt, and needless wear.