As a hobby there is no end in sight if you challenge yourself to dress every doll in our country and international countries.
Most of us start locally and the first place is usually in the home making doll clothes for our children's dolls. Very simple doll clothing can be fastened with glue or bonding strips. Hand stitching, machine stitching or a combination of both is a permanent solution for longevity and can handle the playing and washing which these garments will be subjected to.
You may wish to make clothing for historical, celebrity, collectible, restored, and antique dolls.
Knowledge of fabrics and other materials which existed when these dolls were manufactured will require research. There are patterns available for time period fashions, but you may also have to design your own templates.
Accessories complete an ensemble and it will take creativity and skill to also make these items.
The rag doll is the oldest of all the dolls. It is usually the child's first doll because it is soft and harmless.
Knitting and crocheting garments for these dolls offers its share of needlework challenges.
Needle work fashions include:
- Hats, bonnets, veils, scarves
- Dresses, shorts, pants, skirts
- Blouses, vests, jackets
- Every imaginable fashion for day wear and formal wear
- Outfits for special ocassions such as a wedding
- Booties, socks, shoes
Click https://hubpages.com/art/Doll-Clothing-for-Mommy-and-Me for more information about making doll clothing.