Dress up is fun for all ages, in particular for kids! Rather than sewing a full-sized costume, sew doll clothes for 18″ dolls—a wonderful way to nurture imaginative play. Doll Costume Dress Up is this week’s featured Sewing With Nancy online TV show with authorJoan Hinds. Watch Doll Costume Dress Up online!

Here’s a preview of the doll clothes patterns and sewing tips.

Cowgirl Doll Pattern

Sewing for dolls gives us permission to try a variety of techniques and to work with unique fabrics. The Cowgirl outfit is the case in point! Adding fringe to a cow print is not the norm for sewing. Yet, with this costume, your little girl and her doll will win first prize in the imaginative rodeo.


Doll Costume Dress Up as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman



Witch Doll Pattern

Witches don’t have to be scary! This doll is donned in a mod-style Halloween outfit ready to give a little girl pleasant dreams. You too will have enjoyment with this costume, learning clever ways of adding trim and quickly finishing edges.


Doll Costume Dress Up as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman



Super Hero Doll Pattern

Leap tall building in a single bound—well, not really. But that’s an option for play! Joan’s super hero pattern can create those playful thoughts, after you spend just a small amount of time doing the stitching!


Doll Costume Dress Up as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman



Poodle Skirt Doll Pattern

It’s all about accessories! The sewing is streamlined, but the accents make the outfit.


Doll Costume Dress Up as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman



Ladybug Doll Pattern

Next, a “cute as a bug” costume! It’s amazing what a little polka dot fabric, pompoms, and sheer fabric can turn into! This costume makes me wish I were a little girl again!


Doll Costume Dress Up as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman



Pumpkin Doll Pattern

The ladybug and pumpkin costumes share the same basic pattern. Watch Doll Costume Dress Up to see how both costumes are made.


Doll Costume Dress Up as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman



Watch Sewing With Nancy online.

You can watch the first episode of Doll Costume Dress Up online. Plus, there are four seasons of programs to watch online, or on your iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone. Have you downloaded the app?


Watch Sewing With Nancy Online, Doll Costume Dress-up part 2



Nancy Zieman's Giveaway

For a chance to win a copy of the book,  Doll Costume Dress Up please leave a comment below. Tell me which costume you’d make and why. This clearly illustrated book, Doll Costume Dress Up, includes 20 patterns designed by author Joan Hinds. A random winner will be posted on November 6.


Doll Costume Dress Up. How to sew doll clothes and costumes. As seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman



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