Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Zeta goes nautical!

What I did with a little imagination and 15 cents.


The old thrift store had this red sailboat remnant for 15 cents and it gave me an idea for a little sailor dress.


So I drew a sailor collar (it took a few attempts to get it right) and cut it out of white fabric. I put a snap to hold it together, and for the tie I sewed a narrow rectangle of white material and tied it in a knot, then sewed that on top.


I was so proud of myself!


I took Zeta to my blue bathroom and posed her on the shelf there for a photo shoot.

I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

and Roses of Inspiration

and Ivy and Elephants

and Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


Be sure to visit Shelia at Note Songs, too. We are sewing for our dolls this summer and sharing here on

Wednesday Wee Ones.

Don’t forget to take time to

Play and Sing!


Susie said...

Diane, I absolutely love this outfit. I have always love little sailor dresses. Just ask my twins, I had their kindergarten picture taken with them wearing sailor dresses..they laugh about it now. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Susie, if you see this and wonder how you commented so quickly...I accidentally posted this last week, took it off and rescheduled it for today. WHEW! Thanks for your sweet comment. I would love to see the photo of the twins in their little sailor dresses! Hugs, Diane

Petite Plangonophile au chocolat said...

Hi Diane, now I know I didn't dream of seeing Zeta in this beautiful dress. You did an awesome job as always.
Anyway, I have nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award. Here is the link:
Take care,

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Diane - you missed your calling - you should be making dresses for little girls. Happy Wednesday! xo

Musings from Kim K. said...

You really do a wonderful job on tiny fashions. I always enjoy your fun vignettes that include toys! Keep on playing and creating!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Diane, this is so cute! Now do you do baby clothes? I can see Rosemary in this :) Hugs to you Sis!


Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow Diane, you made the cutest sailor outfit for your cute doll! You are so talented and creative!
Thanks for joining in and sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
Enjoy the rest of the week.

Linda Walker said...

Well if that isn't the cutest little outfit ever! You are so clever my friend!
ps hope all is well!!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

How cute! What a fun way to use your thrift store fabric. Thanks for sharing at VIParty.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh Miss Zeta is just darling in her little sailor dress. How clever of you to make the collar. I love how she poses so cute in her bare feet and fun dress, she is definitely ready the beach of a ride in a boat. I just had to take a minute this morning to see your post - now back to preparing the luncheon for friends. Enjoy your day - just love that dress.

Unknown said...

So adorable! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

BeachGypsy said...

I just love seeing your dolls in their cute outfits!! Great job!

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh, honey, you should be proud - this little outfit is adorable. Yay for you making the darling collar. I wouldn't have known how to do this but I'll remember just in case I need a collar like this! I just love this doll stuff.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carla from The River said...

I love the outfit. :-)
I would not mind wearing something sweet like that for my next boating trip. :-)

Ivy and Elephants said...

How adorable! I love that sailor collar and she is displayed so beautifully in your bath. Gorgeous!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Adorable! Love the photo shoot with the cutest props! ♥

Red Rose Alley said...

The red sailor dress looks darling on your doll, Diane. You did a great job on it.

Have a delightful Friday.

love, ~Sheri

Stephanie said...

Incredibly darling, my friend! You are so clever and should make adult size clothes and open up a boutique :) I would totally wear the outfits.

Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

Deborah Montgomery said...

So adorable!! Perfect for a summer outing!

Simply Shelley said...

I love this doll and this pretty dress you made her. You are quite amazing my friend ♡

Ivy and Elephants said...

She's so adorable we couldn't resist featuring her! Thanks for sharing with us.