I have for a long time sewn doll clothes. In fact I started selling them before I even had girls. Like many vendors who sell at craft shows I started out using commercial patterns from my Grandmother's stash! But as the years went on I decided to try my hand at creating my own.
Now you might look at the designs and say they came from a store but I base my doll clothes on what little girls would wear! Or what I would dress my own in.
Simply patterns that could be altered by just what fabric was used. It was the style that I was going for.
|Jumper Fun in Cow Print|
|Peter Pan Collar on 2 piece Pants set|
Peter Pan collars and Sleeve would make a shirt. I had already made that for a top! So many of the baby outfits I had put the kids in had bib-overall style to it. Ahh! Jumper... you usually had a shirt underneath. That was simple
|Peter Pan Collar on Jumper Fun|
|Long Sleeve option on Jumper Fun|
What made thing simpler for me was that I was when making my pattern pieces I decided to make them interchangeable. Interchangeable with in groups. Sleeves that would interchange in either a top or dress from long to short, gathered or straight! This has simplified and made doing doll clothes over the years so much more enjoyable!
|Short Sleeve gathered sleeve on Baby Doll Dress|