Wednesday, August 8, 2012

American Girl Bishop

Bishop from Dolly's Wardrobe by Children's Corner

American Girl Rebecca is modeling Children's Corner Betsy Bishop dress.  This little dress was made for a doll raffle to be at the American Sewing Guild National Convention.

The dress is made from baby blue micro check.  The smocking plate is a version of "Darling Daisies"  from Smocked Minatures VI by Debbie Glenn.

Rebecca is a newer Mattel doll that is a little slimmer than the original American Girl dolls.  When the Children's Corner book was originally published, the pattern would have been a pretty good fit.  I didn't remove any fabric width, thinking a bishop would make it ok.  I wish I would have removed about an inch from the front and back.  A great article about the changing doll sizes is here.

Good-bye sweet dress! Hope you enjoy your new home!


  1. Sew Precious! I love microcheck smocked... any color, any plate! Just finished one on yellow with ice cream cones which I hope to post pics soon!

  2. this a darling doll dress.

  3. What a sweet dress and how sweet of you to make it for charity. I love the combination of fabric and the smocking plate you chose.