I could not resist making some doll clothes for a young friend of ours for Christmas. Patsy has an American Girl doll and graciously offered to have her doll, Rose, model the finished product. We had a pretty good time setting Rose up for her photo shoot.
Then I made a sleeping bag and pillow for the 18″ doll. It was a little tricky, especially putting the zipper in, but it all worked out.
Both of these items were made from commercial patterns I have had for a long time. I used scraps of cloth and lace, and a zipper I already had. It was a large separating zipper. I think a smaller zipper would work well, but that is what I had. My stash comes from projects not completed, things bought by mistake, garage sales and thrift shops, and gifts from people who don’t want to sew anymore. I have a large supply of sewing things, and I’m trying to use some of them up, and have been for the last few years. Because of this, I paid no money out of pocket for these doll things. They did, however, take quite a bit of time. It was very fun to play with dolls, and I hope to get a few other things made before Christmas.