Monday, January 14, 2013

18" Doll Clothes

Well we're back from our vacation in Utah, which was so fun and full of skiing, BYU Basketball games, shopping and hanging out with family.
One of the fun projects I've been working on since
we've been back is clothes for my daughter's new doll that she got for
(not an American girl, she's a Springfield girl)
(same size though, 18")
 and she wanted to have lots of clothes for her to change into. 
So I got busy and used outgrown or stained
t-shirts/pants from her to make "Abby" some clothes.
This one was from my daughter's favorite shirt that had a huge hole in it.
  The jeans are from a pair of old jeans.
stained t-shirt got a whole new look.

These leggings from an old t-shirt go with everything.
This is the same material that my kids Christmas pj's were made in.
Old t-shirt, now a long dress.
(maybe too long...oops
it was my first attempt.)
Another stained t-shirt and one leg of a pair of outgrown jeans.


The best parts about using outgrown or stained clothes are:
1. I get to use the existing hems on the sleeves, neck and bottom and that saves time and gives it a finished look.
2.  The cost for these clothes are $0.00
3. My daughter can remember wearing some of these clothes
and loves that her doll now gets to wear them.
4. They take less than an hour to make.
Win for me.


  1. I think I have a harder time letting go of some of my daughters outgrown clothes. What a great way to use them again.!

  2. This is too awesome! Whst a clever girl you are! Love it!

  3. I used to love to make clothes for my daughter's doll Molly. (She's 28 now--Molly lives in the attic now.) But I never made anything as clever as the clothes you've sewn from recycled clothes! Great job!

  4. You are amazing! I crocheted a dress for one of my daughter's American Girl dolls but never made any clothes. Great idea using her old clothing too! Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

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  6. A very well dressed doll!!! I love that you've used your daughter's old outfits to create new outfits for her doll and the fact that she can remember wearing some of the clothes makes them even more special.

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