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Blog Tour: Doll Dress Boutique by Erin Hentzel

Hentzel Doll Dress Boutique coverDoll Dress Boutique: a dress for every occasion = sew 40+ projects for 18” dolls
Erin Hentzel of Avery Lane Sewing
C&T Publishing
64 pages plus 16 page pattern pullout
Softcover: $22.95
e-book: $18.99

I met Erin in Salt Lake City at Spring International Quilt Market in 2014 where her first book, Sew in Style with C&T debuted. Her excitement bubbled over as she talked about the book. Tracy wrote the book reviews for both books as her daughter loved the 18” dolls and made one of the projects in the book.

hentzel doll dress boutique dress 2After perusing Doll Dress Boutique I think it’s important to just get all three books. Yes, I did just say that. Erin has a way of presenting garment making that makes sense to my brain. Her step outs are clear, showing each technique well. I love that the dresses have a bespoke quality incorporating hand work, and unique trim.

Quilters, these dresses are fat quarter friendly, allowing us the option of using our stash, creating one of a kind looks. The kids can choose the fabrics that they love, deepening a sense of creativity. With older kids who sew, let them do some of the simpler seams and hand stitching;. Just a reminder it doesn’t need to be perfect.

Hentzel Doll dress boutique dress 1

Remember to visit each one of the bloggers:

Follow along with the blog tour:

Monday, November 12: C&T Publishing

Tuesday, November 13: Jane Wilkes, Janie Carroll Designs

Wednesday, November 14: Kelly, Sulky

Thursday, November 15: Teri, Terificreations

Friday, November 16: Julie, Riley Blake Designs

Monday, November 19: Cherry, Cherry Blossoms Quilting

Tuesday, November 20: Tammy, Tamarinis

Wednesday, November 21: Erin, Avery Lane Sewing

And here’s your opportunity to win a copy of Doll Dress Boutique hard copy (US) and e-book (International) simply share with me the best place you’ve ever purchased fabric. Thanksgiving falls right when I would draw a winner so we’ll make this a good one and draw I’ll draw a winner on Monday November 26th.

Happy Stitching!


11 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Doll Dress Boutique by Erin Hentzel”

  1. Thank you for this opportunity, Teri! I think there are two places I hold as the “best” place “I” have ever purchased fabric! One would be Hancock’s of Paducah and the other would be Mary Jo’s in Gastonia, NC! Both are just amazing!!

  2. Looking forward to Erin’s book(s) – the black/white striped dress is just so classy! I think the best place I’ve ever purchased fabric is SAS Fabrics in Phoenix & Tempe, AZ. Every visit is an amazing treasure hunt through not only their fabrics, but laces, trims, accessories!

  3. The best place I ever purchased fabric was a local place called Jerry’s. It closed down and now all we have in town is Joann and Hobby Lobby. That’s where I buy fabric now.

  4. Very sweet dresses. I get my best bargains on fabric at our church rummage sale.
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  5. Hands down, the best place I have purchased fabric is Hancock’s of Paducah. I just received the most precious granddaughter and hope to make lots of doll baby dresses. Having had all boys,,,I am about to embark on a whole new experience and I thank God every day for sending this little angel to me. I love reading the blogs.

  6. I agree with some of the other posts. Hancock’s of Paducah is my favorite place to buy fabric. Great sales there!

  7. I try to shop local shops when I can, but usually end up shopping Hancock of Paducah or Fabric Depot for sale prices. I love making doll clothes especially the 18″ dolls. Would love to win this book!

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