Remnant Doll Clothes with a $0 price tag!

Loving the remnant doll clothes I’ve been making! In this project, it helps to be a hoarder of notions and small bits of fabric.

Notions hoardity

This container is stacked on a shelf high up on the wall in my sewing room. Until one unseats it from its perch and discovers the wild and wooliness within, it just looks like a fabric-covered box. But inside are ruffles and beaded lace and ribbons and swatches of all sorts. I’ve had possession of some of these bits for so long that they don’t even need to be tea-dyed to get that yellowed muslin look.

I made the underblouses and petticoats from Samantha’s Pretty Clothes patterns I downloaded free from American Girl Playthings. The remnant is a [maybe 1/3 yard] sheet of embroidered cotton that had a small border (too small for a grown up or even a child’s skirt). You can see that Texas Girl is wearing the petticoat that has the embroidered border.

Dolls in their 1904-style underthings

The blonde Target doll’s petticoat is tucked and has a beribboned ruffle at the hem. Don’t pay too close attention to the tucks and think badly of me. I am not a great tuck-seamstress, as you can see from the pic. But I had so much fun!

Check out the buttoned waistbands! I actually hand-stitched the button holes, sigh.

petticoat buttons onto waistband of underblouse

Best part: I did not have to go buy anything. And no one cares if they are not perfect. I’ve seen girls play with doll clothes that are squares of unfinished fabric with a hole cut in them for the doll’s head to pop through; and it’s all good!

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Karen Berthine
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 00:46:26

    Lovely doll clothes! I still have a blue dress my grandmother knit for my favorite doll, Annabelle, when I was a little girl in the early 1960s!

    Reply

    • jenyjenny
      Apr 18, 2012 @ 06:36:30

      Thank you Karen! I wish I’d saved the sweaters and hats my Gran knit for my Barbie doll back in the 60’s…

      Reply

      • Karen Berthine
        Apr 18, 2012 @ 23:23:57

        If only someone convinced us that those play things would one day be invaluable to us? Interestingly enough, in a family photo taken decades ago, my little sister is holding my doll, Annabelle, and Annabelle is wearing the dress my grandmother made!

  2. Caitlyn
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 15:18:27

    nice work! It is nice to go through some of the extra fabric that is just laying around =)

    Reply

  3. mybeautfulthings
    Jan 15, 2013 @ 11:21:13

    I love bits of fabric too and have lots. I also like to hand stitch buttonholes!!

    Reply

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