We have several naked princesses about the house...it seems that the thing to do when you're little and you get a new doll is to take her clothes off as soon as she's out of the box! So I decided to use some scraps of fabric and make them a new wardrobe.
Pop over to Craftiness is Not Optional to find all the tutorials on how to make some cute outfits.
Pocahontas is rocking a lovely strapless (gasp) pink polka-dot sundress.
(I would totally wear this...if only it was as easy to make in my size)
Here's Cinderella modelling her casual skirt and cap sleeved top...well, you can't wear a ball gown everyday can you!
Finally, a small (wingless) fairy in a yellow mini-dress.
These were really fun and easy to make; the tutorials are so easy to follow.
Think I was reacting to having just finished a massive 12 meter fabric sign and felt I needed to sew something small scale.
I've always been a bit nervous about sewing clothes, I think I have an aversion to handling large amounts of fabric. Funny, don't feel like that anymore! So, having conquered doll's clothes, I upscaled a bit and sewed up this little skirt....
This skirt wasn't complicated at all...it's a Lazy Days skirt from Oliver + S (free tutorial here).
So now I'm feeling confident, I've got a couple of patterns to make.
Do you have any tips for sewing children's clothes?