Do you need ideas for dressing dolls? Christmas is a time of gift giving and many little girls enjoy dressing their dolls. It is a wonderful surprise to open a gift of doll clothing. The little girl will run to her closet and take out her dolls to try their new fashion selection.
If you are like me, I have many remnants of cloth which are too small for regular clothing, but just right for making doll clothing. It may take a few weeks or months to complete a wardrobe. Start sewing or gluing today.
Doll clothing may be assembled with machine, hand sewing, or gluing. You may also knit or crochet these garments.
Knit a sweater and make a pair of pants. You may consider making your daughter a sweater as well.
Make a jacket and skirt or a pair of pants. An ensemble like this may be stitched, knitted, or crocheted.
Design your own patterns or check online for free patterns. Whenever I research online, I find many different free patterns offered by various companies. Or if you wish there are patterns to be purchased.
Make a rag doll. These are very easy to assemble.
In this photo someone made an everyday dress for this rag doll. Little girls like dressing as their dolls. This is a good example of how an everyday dress is made from fabric scraps. If by chance these are scraps from a dress that was made for your little girl, she will appreciate her doll having one as well.
A wedding gown or a beautiful party dress is very exciting. Are there several dolls? Sew, crochet, or knit for other dolls to wear as bridesmaids or flower girls.
Party dresses are not only fun to make but they do offer a sparkling new addition to a doll's wardrobe.
Is there a new addition to the family?
Make the new baby doll some baby clothing. Or if you prefer visit garage sales, flea markets, and thrift stores and purchase baby clothing that will fit the doll.
Babies can be quite messy; add accessories of bibs, diaper changes, and light blankets.
These five types of ideas will help to jump start your creativity and imagination. Review the types of dolls and supplies available to make a determination where to start. Don't be surprised by the fun you will have making these clothing.
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