Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ideas to Make Your Own Doll Clothes

Here are a few simple ideas to make your own doll clothes.
First, I was fortunate enough to locate this
Cabbage Patch doll in mint condition on Craigslist for $1.00.
So for those of you who love a bargin...keep searching!
You never know what you will find.

I bought this unused Cabbage Patch diper bag pattern for a few
dollars on ebay.

The pattern was easy to follow and included some nice features
like these inner pockets to store little treasures.

You may want to consider purchasing a pattern
for your particular doll. (These patterns were also found on ebay.)
Cabbage Patch dolls have big heads and are tricky to fit.
The pattern was a  helpful guide to get a nice fit.

Next, I shopped the local thrift store and purchased a wardrobe
of infant clothing that could be transformed into doll clothes.

This top was cut open to make use of the bottom hem.

The hem was also utilized on the pants.
In no time at all, the thrift store clothing was transformed
into doll pajamas!
An extra feature is that back of the top closes with velcro
to make it easy for little hands to dress.

The clothing tag located on the inside of the original garment,
was then placed on the front of the pajamas.
It not only helps little ones know the difference between front and back...
but it makes it way cuter!

This little top came with the doll when I purchased it.
I found coordinating fabric to make a pair of pants
and embellished the hem with RicRac.

The front is also embellished with a flower cut from another article of clothing.

This infant sundress was resized by simply...

...shortening the straps...

...and placing velcro on the back opening.

A strip of RicRac and another logo were added to the waist for embellishment.
The tag reads "groovy baby".

Newborn socks were purchased at the Dollar Store.

To fit socks to your doll, simply place sock on doll INSIDE OUT.
Use the pin line as a guide for stiching.

The finished result. Not perfect, but still cute.

For more ideas, Click here to read my post on making doll underwear.
Click here to read my post about this matching sweater and hat.

Hopefully you will find a few ideas in this post
that will bring a smile to your little princess!

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  1. Very cute,thank you for sharing,Merry Christmas and Happy New year,Amy

  2. Hi friends,

    Nice post babies doll. I like the way you start and then conclude your thoughts. Thanks for this wonderful post and hoping to post more of this!

    18 Doll Clothes

  3. I got here from clickin...? Love your site...I have a 1 year old grand daughter and I would love to try my hand at your doll clothes...Check out my site...I only do paper for now but will be doing sewing soon...vote for my little Toots while you are there...coffee in the morning?
    Tootsie in oregon

  4. Oh my gosh, those are so cute! I still have my Cabbage Patch Dolls from when I was little. My mom used to make mine clothes as well. I found you through Made By You Mondays and am now a follower.


  5. A friend was donating her granddaughter's cabbage patch. I cannot wait to try your ideas and send the doll to my grandson who is 1.