It's probably not normal how happy I became sewing all of the stuff I did this past weekend.
I was hyper and giddy. My husband rolled his eyes more than once and told me I needed to get a life.
I'm not sure if it was the steroids my Dr gave me (they seem to make me hyper), the fact that I was wiping the dust from my sewing machine after a bit of a hiatus, or just because I'm a nerd, but I had a lot of fun! :)
I shared the dolly bed my 5yr old will be opening this Christmas to go with the Maplea Doll that hopefully Santa has in his sleigh.
Well, what is one of the best things about having a dolly?
Changing her clothes of course! Dolly needs a wardrobe and I have some great pattern recommendations to share!
First, doesn't every dolly need a nice fitting pair of jeans?
Liberty Jane's Jeans Pattern.
Hoodie Pattern and the second is the Peacoat Pattern also from Liberty Jane.
T shirt pattern, you guessed it, Liberty Jane.
For the record, Liberty Janes has no idea who I am. I purchased these patterns and fell a little bit in love with them.
So, I still felt like sewing.... the next logical step was to make some little girl clothes.
Matching little girl clothes! I think I've had this pretty pink minky on my shelf for a year or more. It felt so good to sew it up! For the little girl hoodie I used Kitschy Coo's Unisex Zippy Hoodie Pattern. LOVE it! I think this might be my most favorite hoodie I've ever made for one of the kids! I do need to warn you though, this pattern prints on to over 30 pages! I'm not talkin' the entire pattern and pattern pieces. I'm talking just the pieces alone! I think this could definitely be condensed to fewer pages, but in the end it was worth it. I think you'll love this pattern too.
Again Kitschy Coo has no idea who I am either, I purchased her pattern. :)
For the kid version I used Farbenmix's Antonia Pattern. One of my favorite, and most used, patterns.
I remembered after I bought the dolly T Shirt Pattern that I already had one. If you're looking for a matchy kid and dolly T pattern (2 in 1), check out Carla C's All the Rage Raglan Pattern. It comes in sizes 6 mos to size 12 plus dolly size, all in one pattern!
Next up, pajamas!
Too much matchy?
It's just so much fun! :)
The best thing about doll clothes is that you can use fun fabrics from your scraps. My peacoat is made out of a tiny smidge of Sandi Henderson cord. I love cord. I'm glad it found some life in something that wasn't an applique.
Have any great dolly patterns? I would love to hear about them!