Although varying the fabric on our doll dresses, seems like an obvious thing to do. We don’t always think to REALLY vary the fabric. Push past any self imposed rules that you think about what a doll dress should be made of.
Try tweed, denim, corduroy….
A doll dress doesn’t take a lot of fabric. Especially a simple A-line dress with a Peter-Pan collar. It takes even less fabric, if you line it in white.
This gives a lot of room for play.
Play with scale. Don’t feel you have to stick with small scale fabric.
Play with solid vs pattern.
Use an expensive special fabric, like Liberty, after all you don’t need to use much.
Switch the collar fabric with the dress fabric.
There’s a lot of ways to be creative with just a simple dress.
Most of all—Have fun!