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Thread: Doll dress from daughter's shirt
07-08-2008, 06:30 PM #1
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.
07-08-2008, 08:45 PM #2
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What a cool idea!
07-09-2008, 02:30 AM #3
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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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07-09-2008, 09:41 AM #4
~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.~
07-09-2008, 09:59 AM #5
07-09-2008, 10:06 AM #6
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What a neat idea
07-09-2008, 10:08 AM #7
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?
07-09-2008, 10:57 AM #8
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