Final Challenge Dress #7 – "The Paper Doll Dress"

“The Paper Doll Dress” is entirely different from the last six dresses I entered in the challenge, but in all honesty, this one is much more my style.  I just love little girls in classic dresses and consider myself to have very classic style.  Granted, they aren’t necessarily practical for everyday playing around on the playground, but oh, they just look SO sweet!

So for my final challenge dress I used the “Paper Doll Dress Pattern” from Lil Blue Boo.
I decided to make this dress using some of the fabrics I will be using in my etsy shop and I love how it turned out (if I do say so myself).

Final Challenge Dress #7 – “The Paper Doll Dress”
I used 5 different fabrics in creating this entire dress.  The main body of the dress is four different panels (2 fabrics) sewn together.
I used fabric covered buttons that coordinated with the two large pockets on either side of the dress to secure the straps.
For the straps I used a bright green and pink fabric which is lined with the blue and pink swirl fabric that is found in the main body of the dress.
On the back I added layered fabric yo-yo’s in two different sizes accented with a fabric covered button.   I love yo-yo’s – I think they add vintage flair whenever used!!
On the two side pockets I added bright green piping and a fun bright pink textured ribbon.  The pockets are lined as well.
Since the fabric is so bright, I decided to scale down the size of the pockets a little bit from the original pattern so as not to overwhelm the look of the dress.
The look is completed with a ribbon covered headband in matching pink tones.
I truly love this dress and isn’t little Miss Julia just oh so sweet!?! 
Cottage Mama’s Note:
  • All pictures of the challenge dresses were taken by Megan Abelard Photography.  More of her work can be seen on her website:
  • The Paper Doll Dress is a very well-written and easy to follow sewing pattern.  It sews up quickly relative to many other sewing patterns I have used before.  Click here to find out more information.  

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  1. OH MY HEAVENS!!!! You have been busy! All seven of those dresses are adorable. I love the tutu dress with the ruffle butt!!! The rockstar dress rocks! I could say something awesome about each one! Great job! You totally should be proud!

  2. All your dresses were fabulous! I absolutely LOVE the Paper Doll Dress and your choice of fabrics! Really nice work!

  3. This is so cute! I heart the fabrics you’ve chosen and think that the yo-yo and teeny pockets are just the right touches! =-D

  4. This is really really cute. You make me want to try making it–except I’m scared of buttonholes!

    ~ Sarah

  5. So bright & colorful & CUTE! Perfect for Spring!

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  6. Love the fabrics. Very cute. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules