Our model today is Greta Behan, a gift from Debbie Behan Garrett of Black Doll Collecting who knows my fondness for dollar store clones.
I upgraded her to an articulated Mattel poser body that had previously belonged to a Barbie cheerleader or athlete.
The black and white striped top had unfinished neck, hem, and armhole edges. I wanted to stop the fabric from developing runs so I stitched black rick rack around the neck edge.
I also cut the back open and added a Velcro closure so my ladies can put it on and take it off without having to pull it over their heads.
I also opened the side seam of the jeans and stitched rick rack around the hem to coordinate with the other rick rack accents.
Greta's hat was borrowed from a Dolls of the World Barbie and her purse is a Kari Michelle accessory.
Several of the Dollar Tree fashion packs included shapeless tube dresses made from cheap velour. The orange and lime green ones were so bad I couldn’t salvage them but the red and black ones yielded just enough fabric to make the coordinating bolero jacket with ¾ length sleeves that completes Greta’s ensemble.
Greta will be wearing other Dollar Tree ensembles in an upcoming photo story about LaQuita Jackson, a remarkable young woman who is determined to make a better life for herself and her son even though she wasn’t born with a silver spoon in her mouth.