I’ve been busy making 18″ doll clothes for my daughter’s American Girl doll (Grace) which she’ll be getting for Christmas. However, now she has bought Sienna (an Our Generation doll) I couldn’t resist giving her some outfits early. So here is what I’ve made so far…
Simplicity pattern 1515 has become my favourite ‘go to’ pattern for leggings, tops and skirts. You can but it on-line in the UK at Jaycotts. It’s a good basic and simple pattern that you can adapt easily.
I made a top using a combination of black jersey fabric and a grey t-shirt I found in a charity shop – the French Bulldog with glasses was actually a label in the t-shirt. I carefully removed it and sewed it to the front of the top.
The skirt was made from a baby sized dress. It’s not easy to find pretty patterned jersey in the UK so using second hand clothes works well – the ruffle at the bottom of the skirt was part of the original dress so it saves time as well!
The black leggings are really simple to make using the pattern, I added some pretty elastic round the bottom edge to make them more interesting.
The cardigan is from a book called ‘Fun Fashions: Contemporary Outfits to Knit for 18 inch Dolls’ by Andra Knight Bowman (available on Amazon). It matches my daughter’s cardigan perfectly!
More inspiration to follow…watch this space.