Thursday, May 23, 2013

I Love Being An Aunt

as you know i have a couple little monsters in my life. my niece's. the oldest monster is turning 5 shortly and for Christmas she got an American Girl doll. so for her birthday i decided that her doll needed some new clothes. i checked out the prices of an 'official' American Girl doll outfits and passed out. once i recovered i remembered a pattern book i had bought a few years ago for doll clothes for 18" dolls.


of course me being me - i didn't follow the pattern directions and i did my own thing.


i used the pattern pieces as guides but used velcro instead of snaps for ease of use.


i lengthened this top instead of adding a ruffled bottom to it because i didn't feel like dealing with a ruffle.


the best part of making these clothes was that it used up scraps that i had.


scraps from quilts, pajama pants, bags or even ones given to me from other sewers.  they were fun to make and easy to sew up.  i don't have the name of the pattern book i used with me but i will update this post later with that information.

on another note - i know i haven't been posting much lately....  or at all.  however i have been busy.  i have moved my sewing space out of my house and into its new location.  that takes some time getting things set up how you want them.  whew.  glad that is over.  i have also been working on a few other projects that i will be sharing here soon.

happy sewing

3 comments:

Shannon said...

They all turned out great. I bet she will love them!

Sarah Craig said...

Sweet doll clothes! I really applaud you - I hate making doll clothes - too little! You have one lucky little niece!

Teresa Silva said...

What a great idea. I've bought American Doll clothes for a neice too and they are so expensive. Your dresses are much cuter anyway!