handmade doily collar dress

handmade Geoffrey & Grace doily collar children's dress

Here is Bailey in her handmade doily collar dress. I completed it a while back, but have only just had a chance to take some photos of Bailey wearing it. I really wanted to share some photos of it all finished as I think it’s just lovely (even if I do say so myself). If you missed the earlier blog posts about doily inspiration and the doily collar, then you won’t know that the dress is made from a vintage table cloth – which was thrifted from a charity shop – and a vintage doily, that was my Grandma Peggy’s.

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Then there is the tricky job of pricing them. I have a figure in mind, but am not sure, if as a new establishing maker, the ‘price is right’. Time will tell though, and talking about how difficult I have found pricing as a new maker is a topic for another time. In the meantime I am trying to focus on making beautifully crafted things, and hoping that the more practice I have with ‘making to sell’, the easier pricing will become.

Hope you enjoy the photos, and happy making folks.

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