Do you know a little someone who’s into the 18″ doll craze? I do, and I LOVE sewing items for her doll. Almost as much as she loves receiving them.
Making doll clothes is ridiculously fun – they are so sweet and cute, they make great use of fabric remnants, and they take no time at all. I couldn’t help but pick up a couple of 18″ doll patterns recently on sale at Jo-Ann Fabrics. My niece’s birthday is coming up, so a doll outfit is in order!
I chose 18″ Doll Clothes M6451 pattern by McCall’s. The pattern has really cute aprons, hats, bags, and even a cat. It also has directions for some really versatile tops and pants. I decided to make the gardening line: an apron, hat, and bag.
The pattern was pretty simple. The hardest part was sewing the round part of the hat – there was a little puckering, but that’s okay.
The fabric for the hat and bag came from my stash – a LONG ago purchase from Jo-Ann’s. The apron fabric is repurposed from a thrifted cotton skirt. I loved being able to use some uber-tiny rick rack on the apron.
My favorite was the little bag – how cute is that? It was a cinch to make. The small scale cotton print and the tiny ribbon handles…so sweet.