I've made 11 1/2" doll clothes that were going to be made in a factory. Things like that are "engineered", even though we are only talking about an item made in fabric. So, if these dresses were going to be mass produced the factory would print on all the little flowers and doo-dads, BUT if you make them at home, you have to do all that stuff yourself. So, I have tried my best to make these dresses look like they should and be still be doable.
Today, I will show you how I did all the decorative motifs.
I lay paper backed fusible webbing and trace on all the shapes I need, then press it on to the fabric I will be using, THEN cut out my shape. Peel off the paper backing and press them in place.
Quite a bit of cutting is involved, but I still think this is a fast method. I use scissors, but some people prefer an Exacto knife
For the motifs on all the stripes, I used beads and some flower shaped sequins I took off a piece of trim, but regular round sequins will work fine, too.
Next time I will show how I did the binding around the bodice of this dress and the hemming on the shoulder cape.