I promised to show you my Christmas projects after I gifted them.
How many pieces of doll clothing did I make for an 18" doll from this child's skirt?
|Top section is t-shirt knit used to make leggins. Perfect for leggins.|
Tally- 1 piece of clothing
|Cut away carefully to retain gathering stitch.|
|Carefully cut apart layer by layer so as not to cut the stitching.|
|Journey Girl is a perfect 10. For real, chest & waist are 10". Hope that's what American Girl measures.|
|Lay flat to measure for skirt/top.|
|Strapless top or, since her waist measures the same, a skirt.|
Tally- Top/skirt = 2 pieces of clothing.
|Found a gift tag with a beautiful piece of ribbon on it.|
|If you were worried about her top falling off, now it's a halter top but could still be a skirt.|
|Made a second with another piece of ribbon|
Tally- 3 pieces of clothing.
|Tops can be worn different ways.|
Tally- one more top out of the strip= 6 pieces of clothing.
|Still have some leftover scraps.|
Tally Total- Headband= 7 pieces of clothing.
Did you guess 7 pieces of clothing?
These pieces were given to sisters. I'm sure they will share.
Maybe your doll's child has some clothing they have outgrown and dearly love, but don't want to part with the garment. Consider remaking it into clothing for the doll. Let your garment tell your imagination how to transform it into clothing for the doll. Sometimes use patterns and sometimes just remember the doll is almost a rectangle.