Scraps, Patterns and Traditions
Growing up we spent a lot of time visiting with our Abuelita Veva and like many grandmas she sewed. While she sewed items to sell we would sit around her and scoop up scraps she left behind. She also made dolls and all sorts of other handmade goodies. We took those bags of scraps like they were the most beautiful fabrics in the world. Making dolls and clothes for dolls is something Jasmin and I have been doing for years. When my daughter asked for clothes for her doll we agreed to make her some. There are some doll clothes tutorials on Pinterest but I found it a easier to purchase some simplicity patterns. These patterns can get a bit pricey but if you keep an eye out Joann’s and Hobby Lobby put them on sale for 99 cents. I picked it because it had a bunch of different outfits and accessories.
The outfit we settled on was one I thought was a dress until I cut out all the piece and realized it was more of a pantsuit. It’s the green outfit shown on the cover. It wasn’t all that difficult to put together once we gathered all our things. We used scraps we had and pieces of notions we had laying around. To speed up the process we used biased for the edges and neckline and to finish the bottom we used some Pom Pom fringe.
The end result was pretty cute and we even cut one out of plain fabric and my daughter colored it in herself.
Do you guys make doll clothes or accessories? What’s your favorite pattern or design ?
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