Almost all of my daughters Halloween costumes have been mama made. Even when I was just beginning to sew, I loved making their costumes. While I am still working on this years costumes for my girls, I did take a little time to work on a witch costume for my youngest daughters American Girl Doll. Doll clothes are quick and don’t take a lot of fabric, so I think they are a great project for teaching how to sew.
I used the new Spook-tastic Cape & Hat pattern from Rebecca Page designs. The pattern is available in sizes from newborn to adult! There are many sizes for the hat, from 13 to 24 inches and 4 different heights. For the doll pattern I used the smallest size for both the hat and cape. The only modification I needed to make to fit an 18″ doll was to trim 1/2″ around the edge of the cape.
To complete the witch costume, my daughter and I made an Emma dress in tea length. We used a fun purple fabric that I had saved from some previous Halloween sewing.
Modifications: I used the 0-12 months size for the Witch cape. The only modification needed for the 18″ doll was to trim 1/2″ around the edge of the cape.
Recommendations: Doll clothes are perfect for using up scraps of fabric. All of the fabric used in this costume was leftover from previous Halloween sewing.
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