Monday, October 24, 2011

All dolled up and no one to play

So, my daughter is only 20 months, but that hasn't stopped me prepping for her American Girl Doll phase, that I will  now force her into. I pulled out my Samantha AG doll from my childhood and was inspired to make her a bit trendier. I've never really used patterns or sewed clothes in general, so this has been an experience. Periodically I'll post more outfits, over the last month I've created quite a few. This is the first in a string of posts sharing my new venture into sewing doll clothes.


This was my first attempt at sewing doll clothes. So... my daughter had this ADORABLE (12 month) winter coat, embroidery, scalloped edging, fur.... the dog ate it. Jack, my Pugalier ate the zipper. I couldn't stand to throw it out and she'd be grown out of it by the time I replaced the zipper, so I turned it into American Doll clothes. No pattern, just snip snip.


The skirt was made from the coat sleeves, the doll coat was made from the back panel from the coat. The doll coat is reversible and the back of the collar shows the opposite fabric. I used snaps for closures on the coat and on the skirt with a small slit at the waist. The headband is a piece of the fur attached to a short piece of 1/4" elastic. The fur cuffs at the ankle are supposed to be legwarmers/faux boot cuffs. Doll shoes are expensive, and this was a way to dress up her black dress shoes. And I pieced together the purse from more scraps.






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2 comments:

  1. This is just soooooooo cute, you are very resourceful!

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  2. WOW! I'm going to have to look at my kids' outgrown clothing with a whole new eye!!

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