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Doll Clothes for 18 Inch doll

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Category Sewing
Type Toy
Sizing Children
Style Casual, Cute
Nana Jo 54 on

What materials did you use? Cotton fabrics, thread, rick rack and lace

Nana Jo 54 on

What are you most proud of? I had a fat quarter bundle that was all coordinated and decided to use it for the skirt and top. It was perfect because the fabrics were already coordinated and I just had to pick out which two fabrics to put together for each set. They will receive the same outfits but in different fabrics so they will recognize their doll''s clothes.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Read the instructions and use the tips provided by Nancy Zieman and you will find these very easy to make.

Nana Jo 54 on

Hope this gets me moving....I got the pattern set from Zieman, too but that's as far as I got.. I can't believe how much work you get done!. It is the perfect Christmas present, just adorable! And four granddaughters - are they redheads like their NanaJo? If any of them inherited that, wow.

10/05/2012 Flag

My hair looks red in the photo but it isn't. It was colored in those days to be medium blond but in some light looked red. 2 of the girls have reddish hair though, as does their little brother. The other two have brown hair. All adorable, of course. You will love how easy these outfits are.

10/05/2012 Flag

The clothes are darling! Makes me wish I had a grandaughter to sew different with boys.

10/05/2012 Flag

How fun. You will always be remembered, and this person will want to be like you when they grow up.....

10/05/2012 Flag

I did a similar thing for my two granddaughters the Christmas before last. They had their dolls already but I felt that the clothes were way too expensive to buy so I purchased a couple of doll clothes pattern books by Joan Hinds. I made them each about 30 outfits. I had such a great time doing them that I am still making clothes for them, their friends and anyone else who might want or need something for their 18" doll. It is my new hobby/pastime and I am having a great time collecting all sorts of patterns and ideas online. I hadn't sewn much of anything in years but now I spend all my spare time at the machine. I have so many ideas of things I want to make and all I need is the time to do it. Your outfits look so good. I am interested in doing rain wear and have an old vinyl coat that I bought for myself about 35 years ago. It is brightly coloured and so out of style that it is definitely going to become doll rain wear real soon. Nana Peg

08/04/2013 Flag

It is a lot, more fun than I expected. I have looked at a couple other books but haven't bought another. I have some velvet and velvetine remnants I plan to make coats from.

08/09/2013 Flag

What advice do you someone who seems to be using creative dress makng as a way to espape from dealing with emotional wounds? The sewing is a way to feel in control but escape is not good. I have made some cute stuff.

08/06/2016 Flag