Sewing doll clothes is a time-honored tradition. Moms, grandmas, sisters, and even dads take pride in sewing for a special little girl and her doll. Often there aren’t any patterns, just guesswork, but guessing isn’t needed since I’ve invited a nationally known doll pattern designer, Joan Hinds, to be my guest on the 2-part Sewing With Nancy series, Doll Fashion Studio.

If you missed viewing the first TV episode of Doll Fashion Studio, make sure you watch it online. This week, Joan and I continue the doll clothes adventure, making 18″ doll clothes that foster imagination.

Fairy Princess Costume

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Make-believe play is so important for kids of all ages. With that in mind, the first doll clothes outfit of this series is a Fairy Princess costume. A fancy fabric, sparkly trim, and a little sewing savvy are all that are needed.

Cheerleader Outfit

 
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A doll can have team spirit as long as she’s dressed for the occasion! Joan’s cheerleader doll outfit in two pieces has all the details of a big girl’s ensemble without all the work. You’ll have as much fun creating the 2-piece outfit as your little girl will have when playing.

Snow Day Outfit


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When it’s make-believe winter in the playroom, a doll can be dressed for the elements! A jacket, pants, cap, and mittens are what every play mom needs for her doll. I know you’ll find sewing the small accessories are as much fun as sewing the actual doll clothes.

Valentine Dress


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For your little sweetheart, create an outfit for her doll that shows your love. You’ll only need a small amount of fabric to make a great impact when sewing doll clothes. This design features a heart pocket, just the right size to hold doll-sized valentines!

Watch online! 

Watch 52 of the most recent Sewing With Nancy shows online at www.nancyzieman.com. Or, watch on your iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone. Have you downloaded the app?

You’ll find instructions for these doll fashions, plus 20 patterns, in Doll Fashion Studio.
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