sweet pleats

A look at some fabric and pattern tests for my next ooak: The Hero of China herself, Mulan! I’ve had a Mulan doll sitting around to turn into a custom for so long, but I could never settle on what I wanted to do with her. But then I found a sweet pleated cotton at Goodwill and a porcelain brocade at JoAnn’s and decided to make her epilogue dress. She’s going to stay pretty close to the original dress, not many sequins or beads, but I’ll figure out a way to make her pop.