As simple a dress as one may want to sew, combining fabric will make the item different and interesting. Just add an applique, or make the frill or belt a different colored fabric, and the effect will be very noticeable. Here are two dresses for a little girl - the first combines two completely different pieces of fabric and the second combines similar pattern and color - one a larger print than the other. See dresses on the site.
What a great project. These in-the-hoop dolls and their dresses were purchased from Newfound Appliques, online. Using my own colors on the embroidery machine, I made three dolls( 5 x 7 inch high) and 10 dresses. I added ribbon to the dresses so that they can be tied around the doll. Really nice results. See more pictures under Toys or Embroidery on this website.
Sewing, machine embroidery, paper-craft, and stamping are my hobbies. At the moment die-cutting paper craft is my favorite, and I am sharing my projects with you on this website.