First up, a reversible Wrap Skirt. So fast and easy and it's cute on the dolls. I made three in about an hour. BTW, see that bodkin on the skirt below? How did I sew pants and skirts and diapers all these years and never know there was a tool for threading elastic through a casing? Sayonara safety pin, you have been replaced by a $4 upgrade.
Next up, cute knit Tshirt with applique. One thing I learned form some of these doll clothes sites is that you can repurpose old clothes and save hems and such to save time. I did this with a Tshirt in good condition, other than the mystery stain all over the front.
The ensemble needed more, so I stitched up a Mickey Ears hat (freehand, no pattern) and added a coordinating bow. It still needed more, so I added a cute purse from the Tshirt fabric and ribbon.
|This shows the princess fabric on the reverse side.|
The patterns work for the Madame Alexander dolls, as well, which tend to run a bit thinner in the shoulders and hips.
|I'm getting a strong desire to go to WDW...|
I have 2 more Tshirts cut out and one skirt I am making from the cut off bottoms of a pair of my son's pants that I am hemming into shorts. This is so fun.
Two more pics...I found some strips already cut from years ago when my 6.5 yr old was a toddler and I was on a patchy/strippy skirt kick. So I whipped 'em into shape, added a ruffle based on this easy technique and made a little 4 year old happy with her new "fancy skirt."
And two more Easiest Little Girl dresses. Man, I love that pattern. So quick & easy. I have been on a bit of a sewing roll lately. School starting in 2 weeks is going to be a major buzz kill.