These dresses are based on the How to Make a No-Sew Doll Dress tutorial from My Froggy Stuff.
I planned some variations while examining the 40%-off knits at Joann. Katie's dress is made from a reversible fabric, thus the polka-dot lapels. Her ribbon belt is hidden under the big lapel.
Hayden's dress is a knit fabric with rows of patterned ruffles, so the ruffles at the neck create the sleeves. Her ribbon belt is completely hidden under a ruffle.
The girls are a bit awkward in posing in their new finery.
I now have enough of these knits--and a coordinating solid for each--to sew an entire knit wardrobe. It may be a bit monotonous for the girls, but good knits are surprisingly hard to find in Phoenix. Plus, in their small apartment, closet space is at a premium, so they need to make every garment pay its way.