Sewing For the Dolls

Funky Collage Maker 
Doll Bedding Storage Unit 
Caramel Popcorn Knit Dress 
Kami Snaps 
Doll Scrubs 
Doll Mask 
Cleaner's Supply 
Faux Front Button Top
Little Women Dress Pattern
High-Low Skirt Pattern
Doll Mask 
My Punk Broidery
Adding Lace To Free Skirt Pattern
Free Doll Shawl
Pleated Skirt
Primrose Land Doll Clothing Patterns
Sweater Scarf and Hat
18" doll shoes and socks
Gotz Doll Shoes
Doll Shoes
Turning A Tube
How To Make A Doll's Sleeping Bag
Sewing Bag Idea
Ann Van Doren Patterns 

June 29, 2020

June 15,2020

May 29, 2020

May 26, 2020

May 21, 2020

May 3, 2020

April 28, 2020

April 25, 2020

April 24, 2020

April 17, 2020

April 26, 2020

March 31, 2020

March 26, 2020

March 20 2020

March 17, 2020

March 4, 2020

February 24, 2010

February 13, 2020

February 8, 2020

February 5, 2020

January 12, 2020

January 8, 2020

Dec. 28, 2019

Dec. 17, 2019

Dec 13, 2019

Dec 5, 2019

Nov 24, 2019

Nov. 17, 2019

Nov. 8, 2019

Not submitted as the designer is having issues on the FB thread. :(

Oct. 20, 2019

Oct. 18, 2019

September 21, 2019

First try at McCalls 7227 (OOP) and I'm not happy with the back closure or the bottom of the legs. I will be doing Take 2 to try and fix these issues. 

September 12, 2019

August 29, 2019

August 21, 2019

August 8, 2019

July 29, 2019

July 24, 2019

Muslin - take 1. Lengthen bodice and skirt. 

July 23, 2019

July 23, 2019

July 21, 2019

July 16, 2019

July 15, 2019

Fabric flower cut at 1.25" (2.5" when laid flat). 

July 11, 2019

June 28, 2019

June 25, 2019

June 21, 2019

June 18, 2019

June 16, 2019

May 28, 2019

Greg Jacket/Vest

May 26, 2019

And with the cape.

May 23, 2019

New doll arrived yesterday and I love her. 

May 21, 2019

May 12, 2019

May 8, 2019

April 27, 2019

April 23, 2019

April 13, 2019

Knitted outfit for Easter.


March 31, 2019

March 28, 2019 (again)

March 28, 2019

Added carpet bag and buttons on Aug 25, 2019

Loiseau Fabrics

March 21, 2019

March 20, 2019

March 18, 2019

The Coatigan before I add buttons and block it. Very cute pattern but I need to make it longer in the sleeves for winter. 

Jacket Pattern

February 18, 2019

February 14, 2019

February 11, 2019 

1914 Dress - Keepers Dolly Duds

February 8, 2019

1914 Dress ideas

February 1, 2019

February 1, 2019

Welcome Emilia

January 30, 2019

January 29, 2019

Completed last night.

January 28, 2019

January 23, 2013

January 9, 2018

I added 1.4" to the neckline and made a neck facing. I sewed the shoulder seams 3/8" as well as the side seams. Fit is pretty good. 

January 5, 2019

I spent the afternoon sewing the doll's t-shirt. I kept in mind about proportion and how this would look best on the doll. As I sewed, the t-shirt wasn't sitting right with me. Had it stretched? Not according to the pattern as I laid it on top of the fabric. I realized a couple of things when I put the almost finished product on the doll. 
With the t-shirt tucked in we have the 1/3 (top) to the 2/3 (bottom). Though both are plain fabrics, it is pleasing to the eye. 
The top fits well through the body as I took the side seams in from 1/4" to 1/2". I am a stickler for a smooth fit of clothing on the dolls. 
But look carefully. I have the shoulder seams pinned up another 1/4" and this means that the sleeve needs to be narrower in the cap. 

The pattern was a free one and it has never fit the Gotz dolls well. I have fiddled and tinkered with it. I did buy a t-shirt pattern for these dolls and I will make it later on and compare the two t-shirts. 

December 16, 2018

Dancing Elves T-shirt with Pattern for elves Have pattern on file.

November 24, 2018

Doll Dress Making Series -- Phoebe and Egg

November 22, 2018

November 15, 2018

Cataddict's Christmas cape is done to go over the dress. It is a nicely designed pattern and I will be making it again. 

November 11, 2018

November 1, 2018 

Lily from London arrived today. 

October 29, 2018

October 15, 2018

I made the pumpkin, collar and hat in September 2016 for the 18" doll I had and it was displayed in the store. Today's rendition using what I had on hand. 

October 5, 2018

October 1, 2018

September 5, 2018

Aug. 4, 2018

July 24, 2018

This pattern has disappeared off the face of the earth. 

July 16, 2018

First pattern I tested that has been released through Pixie Faire. 

July 5, 2018

July 3, 2018

July 1, 2018

June 30, 2018

June 27, 2018

June 23, 2018

The Viipuri Dress

June 19, 2018

June 13, 2018

June 11, 2018

Edwardian Sailor Dress

June 3, 2018

Edwardian Swimsuit

May 31, 2018

Sold and off to its new owner.

May 28, 2018

From JenWren blog
Ramble or Walking Outfit

May 23, 2018

May 22, 2018

May 7, 2018

April 30, 2018

 April 26, 2017

April 25, 2018

Boot cuffs are done.  I think they finish the outfit. 

April 24, 2018

April 20, 2018

Waiting for Laura to arrive. 

April 18, 2018

April items are sewn. Anna's is done as far as I will go with this wardrobe. 

April 3, 2018

Shorts are done after a disaster on the first pair. 
When doing the drafting from one pattern to another, I forgot to measure the inner leg seam. The back one was about 1/2" longer than the front one. I fixed the pattern and the shorts were done in one day. 

We chose to not to hem them so they will fray. The length is a bit long but when they fray 1/4" we will decide if I need to make them shorter. 

March 28, 2018

The red short sleeve cardigan is ready for blocking and buttons but Anna had to try it on.

March 28, 2018

Billy Baby Sweater is compete. I discovered I knit tighter on double pointed needles than I do on a circular needle. 

March 25, 2018

March 24, 2018

The second Easter outfit is done for Kate. She loves her new outfit. 

March 22, 2018

A person on a Facebook group so kindly shared this doll measurement chart with us. 
It certainly is a great help for those of us who are sewing clothes for specific dolls.

March 19, 2018

I am knitting the short sleeved sweater to go with a sweater set designed by Peggy Stuart. The pattern isn't available yet. My take on the pattern was to add beads to the front. 

Now to decide if I stop or do more. 

March 17, 2018

Easter dresses are done to one button I need to buy. 
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Anna even got a new necklace to wear with her dress. 

March 13, 2018

March 12, 2018

Easter dress #1 is ready to be hemmed and have one or two buttons put on the bodice. I would love to find black flower flat buttons for this dress. 

March 11, 2018

This mood board has sparked ideas for another wardrobe idea. 
Denim is a favorite of mine and I find this inspiring. As I looked through my Pinterest board on Doll Clothes Ideas, a wardrobe evolved. 

  • Jeans - dark, pin stripe, faded using our old jeans
  • Leggings - denim I have in the stash
  • Sweaters - denim, taupe, white
  • Sagittaria crochet cowl in oatmeal with a denim fleck
  • Messy Bun hat in oatmeal with a denim fleck
  • Top in left over knit with navaho print
  • Chambray tops
  • White t-shirts (taupe or denim if it can be found)
  • Brown cowboy boots
  • Taupe Uggs
  • Ski Jacket
As you can see, the list is extensive and could go on with a lot more ideas. I will be having fun with this one. 

February Thoughts

Knitting Ideas for Dolls

Spring Wardrobe - Think Pastel

With the thoughts of a third doll moving into our household, I have to think about making wardrobes for three dolls plus some to sell. Themes are starting to roll in my head. Spring is coming and I would love to do a Spring wardrobe for the dolls. 
The idea of planning a wardrobe came from this mood board. 
 My colors are different but still pastel. 
On the radar is:
  • 2 pair of jeans -- peach and aqua
  • peach leggings
  • top/dress (top for one doll, dress for the other)
  • hand knit sweater (peach, aqua, cream/pale yellow) Kelby or Astra would be my choice. (Patterns on hand)
I need to find another print cotton to go with these fabric so each doll will have a different dress and top. I may load up the fabric and go to the fabric store and look for a piece. I will start with what I have and work from there. 

Easter Outfits

These are the fabrics for the Easter Outfits. The outfits will be different types of patterns and use different prints. The third outfit will be like Anna's but in a different print. Kate's and the one for sale will use three different fabrics. I'm looking forward to making these outfits. 


The first of the Wonder Turtle sweaters are done and the girls decided to model them. 

Theme Ideas

  • Winter vacation in the mountains
  • Spring time in the desert
  • Summer on the road
  • Fall in Nova Scotia

Study in color

Farm House Doll Bed

Floating Bead Necklace

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