I'm working on the bow for the back of Miho's dress. It took a bit of fussing to figure out how to cut the fabric for the tails of the bow so it would drape the way I wanted it to. The 'bow' itself is also a strange shape so it will hang the way I want.
These are the kinds of things one needs to keep in mind when making a dress for such a small doll. The fabric I'm using is a heavy satin meant for human scale clothes. A 1/4 scale doll should ideally have clothes made from fabric that's 1/4 as thick. But where does one find that?? Not anywhere around here. So the next best thing is to figure out how to 'fake' things so it 'looks' like it's right.
Martha Boers is an award-winning Canadian doll maker and costumer specializing in fantasy and historical-style costumes.