A few years ago I did a blog on how I used my Funky Fur doll clothes pattern to make a Santa suit for my daughter’s 18 American Girl doll and I remember it being so much fun for both myself (while making it) and my daughter (playing with it) that I thought with Christmas just around the corner, I should publish it again for everyone that missed it the first time. ‘Sew’ enjoy!
I was looking in my fabric stash the other day and came across some lovely bright red velvety fabric and some white panne velvet with silver stars and I swear I could hear them shouting ‘Christmas’ at me. At this time of year, anything that is red and white conjures up images of Santa and lots of presents so I decided to have some fun with this fabric.
A Santa suit for my daughter’s doll would be so cool. I got out my Funky fur doll clothes pattern and started creating what turned out to be a great Santa outfit. I just added a belt made from a strip of black satin and found the buckle from an old watch band to be the perfect size. Of course Santa also needed a sack to carry all the toys in so I used a square of the red fabric, made a casing along the top, stitched up the side and bottom and threaded a cord through the top. All that was needed now to finish off this scene was to stuff the sack with little boxes covered with Chrissy paper, a cute teddy and Taah Daah! What do you think?
When my daughter arrived home from school she was thrilled and forgot all about doing her homework….playing with Santa was much more fun!
It just shows that using a little bit of imagination, you can often take a basic doll clothes pattern and create something very special and it has been used many times since to help decorate the house at Christmas time.
Yes, you can make a Santa Suit for your Cabbage Patch doll too, all you need is the 18 1/2 inch Cabbage Patch Kids Funky Fur Pattern.
If you decide to give this a go and create your own Santa Suit, please send me a photo so I can share it in my next Share and Tell blog.
Love your new Christmas pattern
Thanks Joan, it is amazing how just using the Christmas colors can change a plain pattern into a ‘Christmas’ outfit!
I just love this outfit!. I didn’t reconize the pattern. I was thinking Oh a new jpatteren and here it is just christmas material and Waa Laa a new outfit. I love the Snata outfit. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!
Thanks Susan, if you do make this Santa suit I would love to see photos. All the best Christmas wishes to you and your family!
Hi Rosie, It looks great.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Very best wishes and thank you for all the clever ideas that you share.
Thanks Cherrylmaree. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas too 🙂
That’s beautiful well done
Thank you. Merry Christmas to you and your family 🙂
I did not grow up with a mom who made me anything,yet alone a wonderful doll outfit. I now have a chance to do for my kids. Where can I get the pattern? I’m in love withis outfit. Well done !
How exciting that you are able to make wonderful doll clothes for your kids. Thank you – I’m so glad you love this outfit! You can easily make it from my Funky Fur pattern (I have included the link)and just add the belt. Would love you to send me a photo when you have made it. Merry Christmas KeKe. 🙂