Friday, January 28, 2011

Sewing small things

I have this box of scraps and unwanted fabric that I'd given to Moo.  It was overflowing, so as part of the culling process, I thought I'd use some of the scraps to make some clothes for Moo's dolls.   If I used my fabric from my stash, the outfits would be a bit different (more coordinated!).

Also by using scraps, I don't feel so bad when my alteration or the pattern itself isn't quite right.  I used Simplicity pattern 5733 and the book "All Dolled Up" by Joan Hinds.   The leggings and t-shirt were from the Joan Hinds book.  For the dresses I just extended the t-shirt pattern.  I tried to add a bit of flare to the skirt like an Olivia.   The pants and raglan sleeve top are from the Simplicity pattern.

dresses & leggings
doll dresses

velour pants with raglan top & rose print shirt with jeans

doll clothes

I still like the Mod Kids Kyoko doll pattern best.  I need to make up the Frida doll pattern.  But in all fairness I picked the fabric specifically for the Kyoko dress, so naturally I'd like it more.  And Kyoko did take longer to put together than this mish mash of clothes.

I thought the rise in the pants with the Simplicity pattern was too high.  I didn't like the hem allowances in the Joan hinds book.   I also thought the neckline on the t-shirt was too high (I lowered it 1/4 inch).  I am thinking that this is to cover the neck join on the doll, but it makes everything look like a mock turtle neck.  The one item that I didn't photograph was the pink t-shirt which I made according to the pattern.  Do you think the necklines on the dress and red rose top look ok?

At the end of the day Moo is happy to have some new clothes for her dolls.


Karen said...

Awww so cute Sara. I bet Moo loves them.

Tanya said...

very smart American girl dolls you got there!

Austy's Mum said...

Gorgeous stuff! They look nicely coordinated to me and what a wonderful way to use up scraps.