I’ve had this delightful 1930’s reproduction dog fabric for several years. It never called out to me to use it in a quilt, probably because black and white quilts are just not in my wheelhouse.
But it’s perfect fabric for a birthday present for a dog-loving neice and her American Girl Doll!
The skirt pattern is the Bubbles & Buttons Skirts and Doll Skirts, OAD 86, sizes 1-8 and an 18 inch doll, by olive ann designs. This is full skirt that has elastic in the back waistband. The child’s and doll’s skirts are made exactly the same way. Those are functional buttons on the doll’s skirt! No hook and loop tape in sight!
I added the contrasting color on the inside of the pockets. I really like the light pink accent on the black and white fabric.
I has happy to discover that even though the doll skirt is intended for an 18 inch doll, with the waistband elastic a bit looser, it perfectly fits a 20 inch Bamboletta Forever Friend. I don’t have an 18” doll, so looking around my house for a doll to act as a model, I tried it on my Bamboletta Forever Friend. It fit! So exciting because I usually have to draft patterns for clothes the Bamboletta dolls. And even more fun because I wouldn’t draft this detailed an skirt for doll.
The T shirt is a free pattern from Pixie Faire. It’s a great pattern and went together quickly and easily.
I’m so happy that this dog fabric finally found a perfect home in this twin project!