Doll Clothes

>> Saturday, December 12, 2009

Last week I bought a sewing machine! I've been saving up for a while, so I was so excited when I was finally able to order it. My first project was to sew night gowns for the girls' dolls. They're a bit tight to get on or off, but once they're on, they fit well. These are very simple night gowns that I made from old t-shirts that no longer fit my youngest. I've discovered 3T or 4T short sleeved shirts work perfect for 18- inch dolls. The length of the shirt goes down to the doll's ankles, and the short sleeves go almost to the doll's wrists, so no hemming is required! I followed the basic instructions from this blog. She has several other helpful tutorials listed on her blog, as well. I'm so glad to have these night gowns finished for the girls' Christmas presents! And I look forward to learning how to do more projects, as well. I'm very much a beginner, but I'm having fun! :-)


Care December 12, 2009 at 8:46 PM  

Oh, they turned out so cute!! Now I can't wait to try a nightgown for my 18" doll!

Thanks for the link!

Care December 12, 2009 at 9:13 PM  

ALSO -- CONGRATS on getting a sewing machine!!! May you become happily addicted to sewing! :o)

Chris February 6, 2013 at 3:03 PM  

My wife recently bought our daughter an 18” doll. Now, I think I am being obliged to buy clothes and shoes for her doll. Hahaha! She may be 6 years old, but she knows how to work her charm to people, especially with her grandma and grandpa. =D

Chris Jeffery

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