Friday, June 16, 2017

Fashion show

A couple weeks ago I woke up in the mood to enhance my 18" doll clothes supply for the craft shows.  It has continued, and I now have four identical of each of these designs made. I really love making this size garment!

The first outfit I made was this three piece ensemble consisting of a pleated jean skirt, spaghetti top, and short vest.  I always use my sewing machine to sew on the buttons and then add a bit of  fray check for extra measure. Oh and those pleats, I added them on my own and pleated them just by eyeing them-pretty darn good if I say so myself, LOL

Another pleated skirt, vest and tank top.  All of the outfits have velcro closures.

I have made dresses like this before, but I chose a different pattern this time-change things up a bit so it isn't boring ya know!  The hat was a freebie pattern online but the link is not working anymore. Notice the belt, I added that to it, it's a strip of white vinyl and a small rhinestone buckle from Jo Ann's. 

It's summer and she is ready for it!   The top is a pattern from Pixie Fair.
 Most of the time I use patterns from McCalls or Simplicity and then put my own spin on them.  Can ya tell I've been having loads of fun!!

BTW-these outfits are all for sale-if you are interested just let me know in the comment section.

I started a pleated jumper, but, it might be a while before I get them done as I have some other fun things to do this next week. I'll let you know about that later;)

My Calla Lilies are opening. I look forward to this each year as they are so exotic looking!  Hmmm looks like I need to go pull the tree out-didn't even see it when I snapped the pic, haha.

Linking with Whoop Whoop,  Finished or not, and TGIFF


  1. Oh my these outfits are just gorgeous. I can't imagine putting all that detail in such small scale clothes! Thank you for linking up to TGIFF :)

  2. So cute! Did you sew clothes for your kids when they were little? I made a LOT of Halloween costumes over the years!

  3. Wow! I am impressed with your sewing skills. Those outfits are so adorable!

  4. You're a natural at making doll clothes. They are so cute and clever!
    Your post bought a smile to my face just because it's so awesome.

  5. These are absolutely darling! Thanks for the fashion show. I've yet to try sewing clothes for my doll.

  6. I loved making doll clothes when my girls were little. Your outfits are adorable! Hope you are having a good time with whatever you are doing!

  7. I just love doll clothes! This size doll is perfect, too, to show off your fine work. I love the inverted pleat on the second outfit! Too stinkin' cute :)

  8. You are going to be so ready for your shows! I've never made doll clothes (or even big people clothes); these are adorable. You are so creative Vicki!

  9. How cute!!! I used to make AG doll clothes for my DGD, but she has outgrown that fad now. I loved doing them & have a few on my blog.
    I'm curious where you have your Calla Lilies planted? Shade? Wet? I didn't think they survived this far north. I carried them in my wedding & would love to have some here at this house!

  10. Those outfits are so cute! You are really making progress for your show! I used to make doll clothes too, but those days are gone (for now). I want to know where you have that lilly planted too. I planted some years ago and they didn't survive. They sure are pretty!

  11. Vicki, you're a genious! These outfits are adorable! Are you going to put them in your Etsy shop? The pictures are really cute too!

  12. Pleats are always in fashion and yours are spot on! You have way more patience (for that stuff) than I have!!! (spoken by one who is micro-stippling obsessed!! LOL)


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