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Sunday, 7 November 2010

Dolls Clothes

I've been having fun recently making dolls clothes.  A friend of mine has three granddaughters and they are all getting a doll each for Christmas.  The doll they are getting is similar to the American Girl doll so it's quite a big size.  When my friend said she was going to try and make clothes for them I couldn't help but volunteer to make some too.  I have made a few cloth dolls and I remembered buying a pattern about ten years ago for dolls dresses.  I don't really know why I bought this pattern, I think I just liked how it looked!  Well, when I checked the pattern it is for American Girl.  What a coincidence!!!

The first thing I made was this petticoat.
I found a pattern for it online.

Then I made the vest to match...

Also online was this dress pattern that I made next...

And then this one...

Now that I've had a bit of practise I'll have a go with the pattern I bought.

5 comments:

Theanne and Baron said...

Ann, your doll clothes are absolutely fabulous...what fortunate little granddaughters your friend has...can't wait to see the American Girl doll clothes!

Sweet Homestead Alabama said...

The doll dresses are absolutely lovely! And what a nice surprise to find your pattern was just the right size for the doll! I must admit that I've never made doll clothes before... although I imagine that sewing baby clothes would be the same! I love, love, love sewing for little girls.

Peggy said...

Hi Ann, you sond as if you are really enjoying making these beautiful dolls outfits, you are just a big kid at heart!

nic@nipitinthebud said...

they're so sweet and they'll last a whole lot better than shop bought outfits with their flimsy stitching and velcro fastenings

Shari @For the Little Doll In Your Life said...

Thanks for sharing. I especially like the Katie Dress pattern. What did you think of the pattern from American Girl? I haven't tried any of them myself, but I've heard that they're not for the faint of heart.