Saturday, June 11, 2011

Time to sew...

I have the next 5 days off and I'm hoping to spend some of the time at my sewing machine making more AG outfits to give to the girls when they visit in August.  This morning, I began making several halter tops using a pattern I bought from .  I bought a T-shirt on sale at Kohl's.   It's a berry and white stripe knit fabric.  I purchased a size 3X to maximize fabric yardage,  pre-washed it and cut it apart to make doll clothes.  I should be able to make 8 - 9 halter tops from one 3X shirt.   Once those are done,  I will make white crop leggings to go with the tops from another LJ pattern.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Using the Mini skirt pattern and the T-shirt pattern from I was able to whip this outfit up in no time.  Cute denim skirt with double stitching details and working pockets.  The lavender knit top velcros close in the back.

I found a free pattern for this dress at,   It's called the "Pop Over Dress".  Easy to make.  I shortened it to make a mini dress version


These two outfits were a joy to make.  All the patterns I used to make them can be purchased at    The Slouch jacket was made from a recycled Chico's T - shirt.  The leggings, teal tank top and shrug were made from T-shirts from Kohl's.

A little spring thing

The pattern for this dress can be purchased at  It is the Heritage Wrap Top Dress pattern and cost $3.99.  I totally LOVE their patterns and the designers on this website.

Sleep Tight

The dolls needed something to sleep in.    I used a pattern from  "All Dolled Up" by Joan Hinds.   The book includes a lot of cute patterns and a CD.   I think my Granddaughters will love them and I plan on making matching ones for them.

Bathwraps etc

I made these bathwraps for the girls.   Added a friend to hang out with Kiki.   Her name is Almut.  While I was shopping at Target just before Easter, I found these pretty hand towels and I thought they would be perfect for this project.   It was also cost effective.   The towels came in a set of 3.   The bath and head wraps ended up costing $1.50 per outfit.   I didn't use any pattern for these just figured out how to make them by looking at other sets on the web.

One of the first outfits I made

I started simple and made the multi-colored striped top.   The pattern is included in a book I bought, "Love to Dress UP" 18 inch Doll Clothes by Lorine Mason.  I surfed the web for anything American Girl related searching for more patterns.   The skinny leg jeans that Kiki is wearing is from a pattern I purchased from Libertyjane patterns.   If you're in to making AG doll clothes you really need to check out the Liberty Jane patterns.