The Alice in Candyland dress began during what I like to call a serious brainstorm session. I needed to come up with a lot of ideas, so I just sat down with a stack of paper and started drawing. When I’d got to my thirtieth or fortieth sketch, I stopped and looked over the results. Because I was just trying to get ideas out without judging them, I had drawn some pretty wild dresses. But this one, along with a couple others, were really cute. I just knew it had to be a part of the spring line! Then, when I went fabric shopping, I found this fabulous pink plaid. Oh, but I was excited!
It’s terribly cute, as you can see, and the scale is small enough that it doesn’t overwhelm us dolls. And the hint of pink on a mostly white background gave it a fresh, clear take on a traditionally girly color.
The end result? It has to be one of my favorite dresses yet! The full muslin lining makes it very soft and comfortable, and the style is extremely easy-to-wear. It goes everywhere—from fabric shopping to lunch meetings to grabbing a cupcake with my friends, this dress is appropriate for all your summer adventures!