Raising two boys, sewing doll clothes wasn’t on my radar. So when Joan Hinds approached me on the topic of sewing doll clothes as a Sewing With Nancy topic, I had to stop and think. Wow, why hadn’t I thought of that before!
Joan’s take on the topic is to make simple styles in 30 minutes! That’s my kind of sewing! Taping the series was great fun, and now I definitely have sewing doll clothes on my radar. Two adorable granddaughters are the prime reason. Plus, I know that many of you are in the doll clothes mode too, which is reflected in the interest shown in this series.
This show begins with a playtime ensemble. Playtime is imagination time. Your little girl and her doll will go on all sorts of adventures while you supply the wardrobe.
A little girl can get her doll dressed for the first day of school in a coordinating red, white, and blue outfit. The vest, top, and skirt each take 30 minutes or less to stitch. The sewing is made simple with flat construction tips.
Blog Bonus: Since the recording of this series, Joan continues to make doll clothes. This update on the School Days outfit has a ribbon accent. Joan stitched ribbon ½″ above the hemline. But before stitching, use paper-backed fusible web to attach the ribbon to the fabric. The top is from the Birthday Party Trio, see last week’s blog. The overlay is eliminated, the top edge is turned under, and the ribbon is attached to the top edge.
There are three criteria for doll clothes in my book: cute, easy to make, and durable! This Jiffy Jumper fits all the benchmarks with ease. Flat construction, fusing, and serging are components for success.
Your little girl can dress her doll for sweet dreams after you make a simple nightshirt out of mere inches of fabric. We have a few helpful hints to assist you in streamlining the sewing process.
You’ll find all the instructions and the sewing patterns for these doll clothes and more in the book, 30-Minute Doll Clothes. You can watch this show online—it’s the featured show this week.
Watch Sewing With Nancy online.
If you missed the 30 Minute Doll Clothes Blog Tour, take a few minutes to read how other bloggers used the 30-Minute Doll Clothes Book with patterns. (No, I’m not really playing with dolls. But, I must admit that during the blog tour photo shoot, it felt more like play than work!)
Last week I asked you to comment about your favorite doll outfit for a chance to win a copy of the 30-Minute Doll Clothes book, compliments of Nancy’s Notions. The random winner is Iryna. Her comment was: I used to hand sew all my doll’s clothes. The outfit I loved the most—a winter coat with hoodie, pants, sweater, and hat.
Bye for now,