This week’s Sewing With Nancy online TV show is on sewing costumes for dolls. What little girl hasn’t envisioned being a princess, super hero, or even a mermaid! Make believe play with 18″ dolls dressed in costumes is a great way to foster a child’s imagination!  Joan Hinds, doll clothes designer and author of Doll Costume Dress Up, which includes 20 patterns, is my guest for this new 2-part Sewing With Nancy series.

Lilac Fairy or a Ballerina Costume

Fanciful costumes are easily made with small pieces of fabric and trim, yielding creative results. The Lilac Fairy is our first doll dress-up idea. A combination of netting, stretchy knit, and a little time will result in a costume made to spark imagination. Learn how to add elastic in small spaces and even stitch over wire!


Doll Costume Dress Up book, Learn to sew doll costumes. Sewing With Nancy Zieman



 Once you know a few sewing basics, a Ballerina could be your next doll costume!

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



Cinderella, Bride, or Southern Belle Doll Costumes

Be the fairy godmother for your little girls’ doll when you create one of these lavish gowns. Satin fabric with sequins and rhinestones add the glam, you add the magic! The sewing steps for these three dresses are very similar. with flat construction for ease of sewing and playing. Which one will you choose?


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




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




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



Mermaid Doll Costume

Your little girl’s doll will look swimmingly in Joan’s Mermaid Costume. Seguin fabric, glittery and pompom trims, plus clever patterns make short work of this imaginative costume. I can’t wait for you to see how to sew the fish tail!


Doll Costume Dress Up. How to sew doll clothes and costumes. 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?


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



Nancy Zieman's Giveaway

For a chance to win a copy of 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.


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




Nancy Zieman's Giveaway Winner



Thanks for all your comments to my blogs Create No-Hassle 1/2-Square Triangles and No-Hassle 1/4-Square Triangles. The random winner of the No-Hassle Triangles Gauge from Clover is Diane Q. She said, What an easy way to mark the cutting and sewing lines for half-square triangles—the usual methods just don’t seem to work well for me.


Nancy Zieman No Hassle Triangles Gauge by Clover Needlecraft



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