Creating unique gifts is one of the main reasons many of us sew. If your sewing gift list includes a little girl, perhaps a little girl who loves dolls, the newest Sewing With Nancy TV series is for you! Welcome back Joan Hinds, a nationally known doll clothes designer. Last year Joan introduced you to doll clothes using the 30 minutes-to-sew concept, now we’re showcasing doll fashions for all seasons from Joan’s newest book, Doll Fashion Studio.
Forest Trail Hiking Outfit
We begin detailing how to sew summer and spring doll fashions. Hiking shorts and a hoodie are just right for playtime or a walk in the woods. This hiking outfit is a perfect place to start sewing. We teach Flat Construction Techniques. It may sound like we should don hard hats, but it’s a term that refers to stitching most of the outfit without sewing the side seams until the very last minute. It’s a great technique for tiny pieces.
Sunny Day Sundress
A little trim can go a long way when it comes to stitching doll clothes. The Sunny Day Sundress sports a touch of rick rack, which serves as a focal point. The design may look complicated to sew, but, you guessed it, it’s not!
Spring Break Outfit
Your little girl will love to play dress-up with her doll especially when the doll’s wardrobe is filled with sewn-with-love options. The spring break top and capris are sewn an easy way. Even though the pieces are little, the sewing will be all flat construction.
Rainy Day Raincoat
Little girls love to jump in rain puddles. So why not make a trendy doll-sized raincoat so her doll can be part of her adventures? Accented with ruffles and snaps, we’ll show you how easy it is to create doll clothes with style. PS: I made the raincoat as a gift for one of my precious granddaughters. It was FUN to sew.
You’ll find instructions and all the sewing patterns for a total of 20 doll fashions in Doll Fashion Studio.
Thanks for sharing your biggest embroidery stumbling blocks from my blog posts on December 27 and January 3rd. The random winner of a copy of Eileen’s book, Machine Embroidery in 6 Easy Lessons — an autographed copy no less—is Diane C. She said, Finding the time! I have so many ideas and projects I would like to do and just not enough time.
Bye for now,