My collection is centered on showcasing matching outfits for people and their ball jointed dolls. I drew inspiration for the dresses I have made from spring – the season of blooming flowers and pastel colors. For the construction of my line, I chose fabrics that glide while in motion and amplify the ethereal presence of the dolls.
Kathryn Wallace is an autistic artist from Oakdale who has been exploring her creativity through several different mediums since elementary school. After being taught by her aunt how to sew a basic pillowcase and skirt, she took a sewing class in high school and has been making outfits and costumes ever since. She started attending Minneapolis College in the fall of 2017 and is looking forward to operating her own business making outfits for ball jointed dolls and their owners, using the skills she has learned at the Apparel Technologies program. Her most notable achievement is that she was a finalist in the 2012 Mod-cloth Make The Cut: Swatch It Up contest for sketching a design centered around a houndstooth pattern.