Abbey is getting a little dolly wardrobe this year. She is really into dolls and it’s fun to see her play with them and dress them up.
I grabbed these two dolls from her stash they are just a simple baby doll but you could follow this to make doll clothes for any baby.
You will just need a stash of scraps. This is why I never throw away scraps from something I make, since now Abbey can have clothes for her babies that match her clothes. (she likes that)
To make a little pattern lay the baby flat on some paper. Then trace the arm and body. Remember that you will need to add seam allowance. Also I recommend making the pattern a little fatter than the baby all around so it is easy for little ones to get on and off.
Then for a little design I cut the pattern across the top. (add an extra seam allowance) Then I cut out a top and bottom piece. I did one for the front and one for the back I cut the back down the middle to have two pieces. I also made the skirt piece wider than I needed it so I could add some little pleats.
Then sew the top and bottom pieces together. You can’t see really well but I added little pleats to the skirt piece.
Then you should have the front and back pieces done.
Sew the front and back together along the black lines in the picture.
Then hem the bottom. I also made some super tiny bias tape (you could use pre-made stuff) and I sewed it around the neckline and back edge.
Lastly I attached some little velcro dots to the back to fasten it. Super easy for a little girl to use.
Then done. Now her little baby has a cute little dress that matches her Mixed Print Top.
For another variation I made a few layers out of folded strips. Each one gets longer.
Then I made the top part the same way I did the first one. So I had a tiny little cropped top.
Then I sewed the slightly ruffled layers to the top. I finished it the same way with a little bias tape around the neck and back sides then I added velcro.
Dolly number 2 has a cute little top. (she just needs some pants) Hopefully Abbey will be so excited Christmas morning to find a whole slew of clothing for her little dolls in her stocking.
If you are short on time for making things this year there is probably still time to get orders in on some super cute handmade goodies from Etsy:
Here are some things I found that I liked:
1: Wooden Numbers Puzzle.
2: Felted Owl Pillow (get 15% off with code SHWIN at checkout)
3: Elephant Pull toy
What cute little clothes! If only I had a granddaughter…
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thanks so much for sharing your clever idea ~ I'd like to try sewing some doll clothes for my daughter's dolls…
My little girl has that exact doll! (It's the smaller of the two dolls.) I've been meaning to make some new clothes for Baby (we're really original with the names) but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Thanks for the tutorial!<br />–Jill<br />from <a href="http://jillmadeit.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow">Jill Made It</a>
Very cute! Thanks so much for the inspiration. I just bought my 16 month old daughter a Melissa & Doug doll (Brooke) for Christmas and can't wait for her to open it; She's really started to show an interest in dolls. I was thinking about making some clothes for her but wasn't sure how to. I never thought to trace the doll to make a pattern; great idea!
awesome! thanks for sharing!
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