Betsy, Tacy and Tib go to a party

Betsy Tacy Tib dolls

This set of Betsy, Tacy & Tib dolls are dressed up for a party and I just love how they turned out. I spend an unreasonable amount of time trying to find historically accurate fabric for doll dresses. There are so many challenges to find the right fit. As far as fabric stores I can drive to my only choices are Joanns and a quilt shop. But really most current offerings do not fit the bill in content or design and if they do, they’re of course the wrong scale because they’re not for tiny doll clothes. So I have the most luck at the thrift store. For these dresses I got lucky in the mens department. Tacy’s blue dress is silk and the textured plaid fabric seems like something you’d see on a dress in 1905. Same with Tib’s pink dress, it is from a men’s silk shirt and has a great textured stripe design that also feels turn of the century to me. Betsy’s dress is sheer and textured and really felt to me like it could pass for a dimity dress. Dimity is “a hard-wearing, sheer cotton fabric woven with raised stripes or checks”. This fabric was a handmade skirt I found at the thrift store. I’ve also had some luck in the scarf section when looking for sheer fabrics, like the one I found for my Elizabeth Bennet doll.
Betsy Tacy Tib dolls

Betsy Tacy Tib dolls

Betsy Tacy Tib dolls

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