Well, it’s inspiration time again. Yes, time to share some of the wonderful photos that you have sent in and I am so thrilled to be sharing this first set of photos with you today because Sacha’s daughter is 12 years old and she has been very busy learning how to sew doll clothes for her American Girl dolls. Although she has been sewing quilts for a number of years, this is the first time she has made doll clothes and I can see why she is so proud of the outfits she made all by herself.
Tere and her daughters have also been doing my How to Make Doll Clothes video course and they are so excited. ‘We have now finished two outfits for their American Girl dolls. So fun! Thank you!’
Annmary has sent in a photo of her Samantha modelling her beautiful new Summer Dress.
‘I really enjoyed working with it (the pattern), as the construction is so well thought-out, and the result is so pretty. I am planning to hopefully make many more of these, as I have three very small granddaughters. Since I look forward to guiding them in their early sewing, I am learning your methods, in order to be better prepared for that!
As we all know Peggy (my guest blogger) loves to experiment and she saw a quartered dress on a little girl and really liked the idea. So what did she do? Well, she got to work and ….
‘The shorts or other pants patterns are easy to do but I had to play around with the tops and divide one down the middle to get the two tone effect. With the dress pattern I split the top down the middle and added enough to make a seam allowance and did the same with the skirt. Anyway, I thought I would share some my creations with you.’
What a great way to make a plain pattern super interesting! Thanks so much for sharing this idea Peggy.
Amy did my How to Make Doll Clothes video course about a year ago now and when she has some spare time (and has finished her homework) she likes to make doll clothes and the following are all outfits that she has made recently. She now has the confidence to experiment and make her own patterns or adjust patterns she has and I think she has done an awesome job. I can see a junior fashion designer in the making!
Thanks again to everyone who has sent me in photos of their doll clothes creations, I absolutely love receiving them and I know my readers do too.
I really enjoy seeing the wonderful pictures of the clothes!
it inspiers me! i love making clothes for dolls as well,
thank you for sharing! and thank you for posting!
Some great little outfits! I love how your classes are tailored so as young girls can work through them and then have the confidence to let their imagination and creativity run wild and come up with their own creations as well. Congratulations to Amy and to you for making it possible 🙂
I bought my 3 year old granddaughter a machine recently. She wants to sew and watch me make dolls clothes.
She is too young I know, but she could sew straight stitches with help.
I wish I had a machine like the one I got her when I was young, had to make do with a treadle.
Good on you little one I hope your love of making dolls clothes never dies.
Am at present making a Christening dress for my smaller baby doll, lots of lace, pin tucks and shell edging. One day my granddaughter will be able to make one too. Keep up the great posts.
Helen, it’s really wonderful that your granddaughter is eager to learn how to sew and it’s even more wonderful that you are there ready to teach and encourage her. I know you will both have some beautiful times together…enjoy 🙂