Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Anyone here make doll clothes?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Home & Family » DIY & Home Improvement Group Donate to DU
 
bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 08:18 PM
Original message
Anyone here make doll clothes?
I am going to make some clothes for my daughter's American Girl Doll. I have fabric remnants as well as some stuff I bought (also remnants...)

I am going to go about this from scratch...since paying for a pattern seems just so wrong...the patterns are just way too expensive.

First up is some purple velvet...

Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 09:00 PM
Response to Original message
1. Funny you should mention this
Recently, I've accumulated a number of craft blogs to read over the month. Today, I started reading one of a young woman who makes dolls. And just now I printed out some paper dolls for... erm... myself!

I hope you can post some pics of your fabric and your progress.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-01-06 05:07 PM
Response to Reply #1
3. labas Eleny
I am about half way through the doll dress...
darn velvet was shedding so badly that it became a far more complicated project...I have actually lined the sleeves and the skirt of the dress!...have to finish the hems, add the velcro and then some fancy doo dahs to amuse my daughter....
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-01-06 06:47 PM
Response to Reply #3
4. Labas!
You sure got right to it! That's starting the New Year off on a good foot.

I've been hunting for free Raggedy doll patterns and found a nice one. Jjust a basic, easy soft doll pattern that could be used for other type faces too. We're leaving on a long trip soon so I can't start it yet. But it's fun to gather patterns and ideas. I can hardly wait to see yours!
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 08:29 AM
Response to Reply #3
5. Check a fabric store for
Fray-Check. You run a bead of it along the edges of your fabric and it stops the shredding. It's permanent, doesn't wash out and dries quickly. You COULD do the same thing with Elmer's but that does wash out and takes forever to dry.



Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 06:05 PM
Response to Reply #5
6. too cool...thanks for the tip...
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
politicat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 09:43 PM
Response to Original message
2. Sometimes....
I write, so I play with toys. Sometimes I make costumes for my dolls to better know who they are.

I find that machine sewing is harder on the little stuff (hems are easy on the machine for dresses, but not pants) than hand sewing is....

And if you know your shapes for clothing, you don't need a pattern. (I.e. what shape a sleeve, or a bodice or a skirt is)
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-06 11:25 PM
Response to Reply #2
7. I have to say that I am doing more handsewing on the finer aspects
because the cuffs and small work is just too tiny for my machine...
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Dec 15th 2017, 09:15 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Home & Family » DIY & Home Improvement Group Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC