Sunday, June 9, 2013

Becoming addicted to sewing doll clothes

I've gotten hooked lately on sewing doll clothes for my daughter's 18 inch doll.  It's great to cut out a pattern and have it finished in usually less than an hour for a basic top or a pair of shorts.
I made this tank from an older t shirt with a stain on the front.  It's a Liberty Jane pattern (free on their website!).  I thought it was a little plain, so I added a ruffle to the bottom and a button flower to the top. I loved making it, and my daughter loves putting it on her doll.  Win, win!
The jeans are also a Liberty Jane pattern, and were so fun to sew!  The topstitching detailing make them so realistic.  There are real pockets in the front, and darling pockets on the back, where I hand embroidered a daisy.  Rachel wanted one on the front too.  I have another pair cut out of red denim that I can't wait to sew this week.

Zakka bell pepper pot holder

I'm participating in a sew along!  I've always wanted to, but haven't made the time to do it.  One project down, several more to go, and looking forward to it!

This was a really fun project, easy and quick to put together.  Fun to have a project done in less than an hour :)  The pattern was for a coaster, but I enlarged it like many others did for a pot holder.  Fun!