For this month's Friday Night Sew In,
I decided to make a winter outfit
for my granddaughter's cabbage patch doll.
This simple pink sweater and hat were purchased
at the local thrift store for a total of $2.50.
Each was infant sized clothing before alteration.
If you are interested in how to make clothing for dolls,
hopefully this post will give you some ideas.
Using a purchased pattern
(or existing piece of clothing) as a guide,
cut along side edge of garment
leaving shoulder seam intact.
Place garment back on doll to guage size.
At this point the fit looks pretty good in the shoulders
and down the front, but the length is too long.
Cut bottom of garment to desired length
only along front edge
being careful to keep cutting line straight.
Remove garment from doll and trim edges even.
Hem bottom edge by using an overcast stitch or serger.
To shorten sleeves,
cut off bottom portion to utilize existing hemline.
Sew sleeves back into sweater.
Here is the completed sweater/coat.
To make the hat fit properly...
...all that was done was to turn the hat inside out,
and stitch across the original seamline to make it smaller.
I'm thinking this outfit will make one five-year-old
little girl pretty happy:)
May you always Sew in Peace!