As Becca is getting more and more into her baby doll I thought that doll clothes might be a fun birthday present for her this year. So I went out looking and ran into two problems. 1. Most doll clothes seem to be for 18" dolls (the height of the ever popular american gill dolls) and the baby we have is 12". 2. People are asking $10-20 (or even more) for a doll dress. I have a problem paying more for doll clothes than I do for clothes for my kids.
So I started rummaging through our baby clothes to see what I could find. Of course even our newborn clothes are too big, but I am having fun altering them for the doll. Now, I do know how to sew a button or fix a small hole in something, but I have only ever used a sewing machine once - a couple of months ago when Michele came over to teach me. However, I brought the sewing machine up from the basement along with an old newborn onsie. After some work relearning how to operate the machine, here is what I made:
It turned out to look a lot like a nightgown so that is what I decided it was. :) To those of you who know how to sew, this probably looks a bit anti-climactic, but I'm so proud of how it turned out, especially since I even had to take the sleeves off to thin the top and then reattach them. I decided to give this first attempt to Becca right now and I'm already at work on some more clothes for the upcoming 2 year old birthday.