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, paper-craft, stamping, and scrapbooking are my hobbies. At the moment sewing is first preference and I am sharing my projects with you on this website.