Wow, lots of amazing doll clothes creations to share with you today. I’m starting off today by sharing some of the outfits that Ann has created using the tips from my recent blogs on resizing my 18 inch and American Girl doll clothes to fit the smaller 13-14 inch Disney Toddler and Wellie Wishers dolls. Ann was my original inspiration for doing this and you can see why when looking at the jacket she has created by reducing my Winter Pyjama top pattern.
‘My second nightie with your reduced pattern. I love this cute pattern even more on the tiny girls. Rosie this cute pattern is adorable made into shorty pajamas too. Here are mine. I’ve adapted it to both the Wellie girls and the Heart for Heart girls.
Here is just another way I’ve used your wonderful pajama top pattern. I’ve reduced it for the Wellie girls, but the same results can be accomplished with the original one for the 18″ girls. It just needs to be increased a bit. This jacket was made by reducing the original top to 70%. I used a soft fleece.’’
Sticking with the smaller doll clothes, we have Maria who has reduced my patterns 50% to fit the Kidz ‘n’ Cats mini dolls. They are just adorable.
‘Hi Rosie! This is your dress pattern reduced to 50% for the Kidz ‘n’ Cats mini dolls, 8.25″/21 cm. I’ve reduced several of your patterns; the summer dress, the crop top and shorts, and the shorts have also become capri pants, bloomers and long pants!’
Next we have Lynne, who has used my Wedding Dress pattern to make this gorgeous ensemble for her granddaughter, who had very specific requests (she obviously has an eye for fashion).
‘She wanted the veil to be made of the same lace as I used on the skirt of the dress, and she also decided to add the little floral appliqués on the bodice. She also wanted the dress without the petticoat. Let me just say that your instructional videos are fabulous!! They are clear and articulate and I really don’t think I could have made the dress as easily without them. Thank you! I’ll look forward to making more of your patterns. Best, Lynne’
Thanks so much for sending me the photo Lynne. I look forward to receiving lots more photos of doll clothes that you and your granddaughter create.
Susan has done my How to Make Doll Clothes online course and has gained the confidence to combine my Crop Top pattern with a skirt to make a cool summer dress. She also has winter covered with this groovy Funky Fur outfit.
‘I love that I can watch the video step by step. I am a visual learner and this makes it very helpful. Thanks.’
Clare has been having fun trying out some of the variations to my Summer Dress pattern with amazing results – I have to say, the colour blocking is my favorite too! She has also made my Blouse pattern which look so sweet.
‘Sorry for the delay in replying to say thank you but I’ve only just got around to trying out your suggestions. I’ve found putting a wedge of fabric under the back of the presser foot is a brilliant idea and is working very well thank you 🙂
I have also been trying out some different looks with the summer dress pattern. I have had a go with the block colour as you have explained on the video and I’m loving the result. I have enclosed a couple of photo’s to show you what I have been doing.
I would like to thank you once again….I love all your patterns !
kind regards Clare’
Oh, ‘sew’ much inspiration coming from all your wonderful photos! It’s truly awesome to see the results of your creative choice of fabric, prints and trims and to see that many of you are enjoying reducing my doll clothes patterns to fit all sizes of dolls. Keep your photos coming in as we all love to see your gorgeous doll clothes!
How did you make the skirt so full on the summer
Hi Bobbie, If Clare has made the skirt fuller, she would have simply made the skirt piece longer so she had more fabric to gather. I’m not sure she has done this, it could just be that she ensured the skirt was sitting nicely before taking the photo 🙂