Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My First Attempt At Sewing Doll Clothes


I have seen some cute doll clothes especially on Pinterest. Oh, how I wanted to make them.  Some blogs even offer free patterns but what a gal to do with the free patterns if she can't sew.  Faye is one lucky girl, Katie at Wesie and Julp, sent some BEAUTIFUL doll clothes.  Thank you Katie!

Back in March, I did some Spring cleaning.    I wanted to make some doll pants from Faye out grown clothes.  These doll pants were made from her shirt sleeves. I did mange sew two straight lines using the sewing machine on all the pant legs.  The rest part of the pant were hand sew

except this pink waist.  This pink pant was my first one.  I combined both hand sewing and machine sewing  the waist.  It took me about 1 1/2 hours to do just the waist (unbelievable right!).  I was happy with the result though.  It look really nice and the pant fit perfectly on the doll.
I still have some scrap left so I wanted to try making a doll shirt  and skirt.  This is all I got for the shirt.  I am stuck with the neck  and the arm holes.  I tried  both hand sewing and machine sewing on the neck; it didn't work.  The neck expanded every time I sew. I heard something about the knit stitches. I saw a video on youtube but still don't know what it is. 
I forgot to double check the elastic on the skirt before I sew it together so it was twisted and I didn't feel like redoing it.

The skirt looked too plain so I stitched a small flower and added a bead for the flower center.  Faye was happy to see the stitch flower.

Happy sewing!



Artes de Nágela said...

Girl diverse talent amazes me ... Congratulations!

Esther Asbury said...

What a great way to recycle out-grown clothes! Love the little flower you stitched on the front!

Merry said...

Way to go, that little skirt is adorable and nicely finished with the flower.

Ann said...

well I think you did great with these. A little more practice and you'll be as fast at this as you are with crocheting

jelly andrews said...

You are really talented. I love the stuffs you did. They really look cute. But I guess the shirt needs a little improvement. But overall, you really did a great job with those scrap fabrics.