Super Easy DIY Doll Dress
January 14, 2014
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This is just fun. I don’t know why, but I find making Barbie and doll clothes so entertaining. They are usually epic fails, with poor Barbie’s bum hanging out because the size is all wrong, but The Little Lady and I have a good time making them together. I usually use things we have around the house, scraps of fabric and ribbon from a past craft. Once I used a camisole that was on route to the thrift store to make a nightie for Barbie which was actually quite cute!
For this outfit I used one of The Little Lady’s baby shirts that I really didn’t want to donate but I couldn’t justify keeping ANOTHER outfit because it was so cute. We turned it into a dress for her baby that I was having a hard time finding clothes for. It is by-far the easiest and most fool proof way to make an outfit that I have experimented with. If you have a sewing machine and an old shirt, you can make this!
I found using a shirt that was gathered across her chest worked best to turn into a doll dress. Looks much more interesting and this type of little girl shirt is really common!
Turn the shirt inside out and pin around the edges to the size of the baby doll.
Take the shirt off the doll and sew around the edges, take the pins out as you sew so the needle doesn’t break! (or so my mom tells me… ) Make sure to do a forward and backward stitch at the end, so secure the threads don’t come lose as easy.
Cut around the stitches with ¼ inch space
Have fun bringing life back to your girl’s old cloths!