Wednesday, April 27, 2011

{Dolls Clothes Delight}

 I'm so glad to be back in the swing of things with my blog. Being a mom of two little munchkins under the age of 3 leaves limited time to whip up pretty creations quickly. A friend of mine asked me to try and make doll clothes for her daughters Bitty Baby and Corolle dolls. I jumped on the challenge and this is what I was able to come up with. Ready for some link love? Thinking about adding to your daughter's doll clothes stash?  Read on...

An Itty Bitty Dress for a Bitty Baby

 This dress is called the Itty Bitty Baby Dress.  I found this tutorial after some website digging and thought it would be perfect for the Bitty Baby doll. You can find this FREE pattern here.  This is originally for a newborn baby so I shrunk the pattern a bit in the printing process and took off a few inches from the bodice and skirt to accommodate the doll. I thought it needed a little something since the pattern was fairly simple so I added a yo yo fabric flower as the finishing touch. I used a YouTube video as my guide. All you need to do it search "yo yo flower tutorial" and you will find oodles of tutorials to follow. Making these beauties is super easy and also make great hair accessories for babies and their mamas. 

The Summer Fun Dress for a 12" Corolle Doll

This was originally a tutorial for a child's layered skirt. The maker modified it to be a halter dress for the Corolle doll or a skirt for a larger doll. I did have to read and reread this a few times and just decided to go for it and tackle any issues as they came. Over all it went pretty well and I'm loving the versatility. You can find the How-To here.

Cloth Diapers for Dolls & Furry Friends

I have started cloth diapering a few months ago and finding this pattern made my heart flutter with delight! What a great idea! These little cuties would make any little mommy happy to cloth diaper. The size is great and fits a large range of dolls and animals if made with this tutorial here. Enjoy!

Making doll clothes and accessories can be addicting. I can't wait for my daughter to be old enough to enjoy playing mommy. I do plan to make a little stash over time for when that day comes. Have you found any A+ tutorials for doll goodies lately? Any advice on making doll clothes for this beginner? Comments are always welcome and appreciated.  Have a great day!

Laura H