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Home made doll's clothes for Christmas

Henri was going round the house with his clipboard this morning, asking his siblings what they wanted for Christmas. (He must have raided Tom's stationery supplies for next year to find said clipboard.) Adelaide's response was "doll's clothes".

Doll clothes in progress

This sweet little doll is so lovely to cuddle because of her soft body.  The problem is she needs high necks and sleeves to cover her undergarments.

Ruffle dressI drafted a pattern block for Amelie (dolly's name) - a simple bodice block with sleeve.  

I used a few scraps to replicate my most favourite of all Townmouse dresses.

This one fits the bill with its high neck and elbow length sleeves. 

Now I know that the pattern block is a good fit I can create a few more variations for Amelie.

I have a sweet little suitcase, purchased from Lark, that I can put Amelie's wardrobe into.

A quick trip to the local button shop is on my To Do list today to buy some simple press studs so Adelaide can easily dress and undress her doll.

Doll clothes

I'll let you know how I go with the rest of Amelie's wardrobe. There might have to be a few matching dresses for Adelaide in the mix.

Comments

Teresa

that sweet little dress is precious.....you are an inspiration for me to get to work sewing a few dresses for my Ella's doll..... thank you! :) I so enjoy visiting you here!

Jane

hi Kristine

It's my favourite ever TM dress too and ours is all folded in storage for Imogen's daughter!. Such beautiful fabric and cut, I love it.

xo

teawithhazel

that is an adorable little dress and so cute that it matches your daughters' dress..i loved making dolls clothes for my daughters when they were young..i even smocked one once and i found tiny antique green glass buttons to match..just for show though because it had press studs for closure..

Daniela

adorable! the fabric is beautiful!

Heidi B

Oh I would love that pattern! I'm not clever enough to draft one of my own. My daughter has the same Corelle doll with the blonde hair, and her doll (Alice) needs some wardrobe expansion. Unfortunately Corelle only seem to manufacture clothes for their dolls in two shades of lurid pink which I haven't been able to bring myself to fork out $50 an outfit for. Very sweet suitcase as well - what a lovely Christmas present for Adelaide.

Nuke Muliani

My daughter has that dress that is sadly getting too small for her now. It's one of my favourites. Beautiful treasure, thanks.

Thedollswardrobeuk.blogspot.com

Beautiful! My daughter too has this doll and I have made a few outfits for her! Love the sleeve detail on this dress and I think Amelie likes it too from her face ;-)

Rocío

Gorgeous. And matching outfits for doll and owner will be so very sweet.
I love that Townmouse dress too - did you keep one for Adelaide??

Anne Marie

So, so cute!

mon cheri

How cute! I really liked the fabric and the print, it looks gorgeous both on your girl and the doll!

Can you please add a short tutorial that explains the steps for making this dress?

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