I have blogged before about how I love making clothes for my daughters 18″ dolls. There are a few reasons for this:
- Kids grow up so fast! If my 11 and 13 year old (and sometimes even my 15 year old) will still play with their dolls, then I will do everything I can to encourage that.
- Doll clothes are usually a pretty quick and easy project, and sometimes I just need quick and easy.
- I can use up my fabric scraps since doll pattern pieces are usually pretty small.
View A has a solid front, and I knew it would look great with some hand embroidery. I chose a mint cotton fabric and hand embroidered this adorable unicorn design from Cutesy Crafts on the front. I added some pom pom trim to the hem and chose the elastic sleeves.
Isn’t the unicorn design so cute! It’s hard to tell in the pictures, but I added some sparkly thread in the horn. Hand embroidery is something I really enjoy, and hope to add it to my projects more often.
My 11 year old chose and cut the fabrics for View B. This view has a center panel with straight seam. The fabric in the center is left over from some Star Wars pajama pants that I made. She did a great job of fussy cutting the fabric to get the Millennium Falcon in the center of the dress. I chose to leave the sleeves open on this dress.
View C is similar to B, except that it has curved princess seams instead of straight seams. For this dress I added some ribbon into the princess seams and tied them into a bow. This dress also has the elastic sleeves.
I love how each of the dresses turned out! The pattern came together perfectly and the instructions were very detailed. The back of the dresses have velcro, making them very easy to get on and off of your dolls. There are so many possibilities with this pattern and you can mix and match each of the options to make some really beautiful doll dresses. Which view/options will you sew up first?
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Recommendations: This pattern is perfect for adding fun trims or embroidery.
Fabric: Woven scraps left over from other projects.