Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Sewing Doll's Clothes

We have several naked princesses about the 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.

Hey girlfriend!  
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'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?


jelly andrews said...

I am not really as talented as you when it comes to sewing. But it seems that this post of yours inspires me to try making doll’s clothes. Thanks a lot for inspiring me.

Kathryn L said...

Thank you! It really was very simple and quick - the tutorial was super easy to follow. Good luck! Let me know how you get on.