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    Smile Doll dress from daughter's shirt

    It was a swing baby doll style shirt that DD had received as a hand me down. She outgrew it and the ends of the long sleeves were to worn to pass on to another girl.

    So it became a baby doll dress for her baby. I didn't use a pattern just explained the parts shoulder seam, side seam to DD and fitted them to her doll. DD helping ever step of the way.

    The swing part of the shirt became the skirt of the baby dress.

    DD found a butterfly patch in the button box from a hand me down shirt turned rag. The butterfly matched the embellishments on the shirt that we left on the doll dress.

    Since everything but the thread came from previous hand me downs the doll dress cost pennies.

    DD loved the sewing lesson too.

    Great rainy day fun and a "new" doll dress too.

    Now she has great plans for other outgrown clothing.

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    What a cool idea!

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    My DD like to do that, too. She had a pair of old undies with little pink flamingos all over them and she wanted to repair the hole in them but I talked her into using the panties to make a dress or skirt for one of her dolls instead. She liked the idea of not throwing the undies away just because they had a hole in them. The elastic part made it easy to simply sew up a few straight seams to make a skirt.

    That's what I used to use to make my own Barbie clothes (old clothes and rags)

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    ~Great save! I'm teaching my ds to sew and it's soooo fun already! He doesn't have any dolls but it'll be fun to do that with my dd when she's older.~

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandyMom View Post
    That's what I used to use to make my own Barbie clothes (old clothes and rags)
    I've been nervous to venture into Barbie clothes making. It seem so small and hard. Only Barbie thing we have made is a Barbie sleeping bag made made from old long sleeves.

    The Barbie skirt you made sound easy and cute. I'll have to give it a try.

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    What a neat idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuisance26 View Post
    ~Great save! I'm teaching my ds to sew and it's soooo fun already! He doesn't have any dolls but it'll be fun to do that with my dd when she's older.~
    Thanks

    My son likes to sew too. He loves making his jeans into jean shorts.

    One time he used the leftover part of the leg to make a marble bag.
    One straight stitch at the bottom.
    fold over the top to make a casing and stitch.
    string a shoestring through the casing and tie.
    Tada, a drawstring marble bag.

    He wants to make a pencil bag. He has to wait for a leftover pant leg that is wide enough.

    What does your son like to sew?

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    Quote Originally Posted by imagine View Post


    What does your son like to sew?
    ~Whatever I happen to be sewing! He's a good helper. We made a quick project just for him last week, a stuffed cat. I'll probably have him assist me when I make come curtains next week. He'd probably love to make a little drawstring bag. Thanks for that idea!~

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