What does the word “sewing” make you think about? I used to think it was something for older people. Now sewing is more interesting. I am learning how to sew doll clothes, thanks to this video series by Liberty Jane. A few days ago I finished my first doll dress, using a free pattern from Pixie Faire. Kanani is modeling it for you.
I got the cloth and ribbon from Hobby Lobby.
The top is bunched up, because it’s a drawstring dress. The way the dress poofs out made Kanani look fat, so I gave her a ribbon belt.
The skirt looks like it has pleats.
I’m really happy with the way the hem turned out. :) I am happy it is so straight.
So I am planning to sew more doll clothes in the future. Right now I am a beginner, but hope to move up to the intermediate category eventually. You should check out some of Liberty Jane’s clothing sets. They make one of a kind sets and then sell them on Ebay for over $100! Once they sold a set with a doll, an outfit, a dress form and clothing trunk for $500. I can’t imagine owning any of their clothes, but they have the patterns for the clothing sets so others can make them too.
– American Girl Doll Artist
35 comments on “Learning to Sew”
I’ve always thought it would be cool to learn how to sew! That dress is SO cute though and Kanani looks amazing in it!:)
Thank you! I think every girl with a doll should learn to sew. It’s fun and a great life skill. :)
I love sewing things for my dolls! I usually just do something like cut up one of my old skirts and then sew it into a dress by hand, though (it doesn’t always turn out too well). Do you sew stuff by hand or use a sewing machine?
I used a sewing machine.
I love your dress! Great job!
I do the same thing, kittymeow! :) Agdollarist, that’s amazing! I have sewn dresses for my dolls but they never come out looking as good as that. If only I had a sewing machine… :)
Thank you. I think many families would save money if girls knew how to make trendy doll clothes themselves.
I agree. Doll clothes these days can be expensive. :)
Sewing for dolls is really fun! I do it a lot. You did a great job on that dress! Kanani looks very pretty in it. :)
That’s great that you’re learning to sew! I’ve been sewing for several years now, because I love to make clothes for my dolls. :)
Oh, and that dress looks nice. :)
Thank you. Sewing is fun!
You did an awesome job! I would not have guessed you are just learning. Isn’t if fun!!
Yes, thank you!
That’s so pretty! I can sew, but I don’t have a sewing machine😞
YAYAYAY!! Another sewing student! I have been sewing since I was a little girl and I think it is a skill that is invaluable. Great job, the dress turned out awesome.
Thank you. :)
Wow, the dress is so cute! I love the fabric, and Kanani looks so good it. I sew too, and it’s really fun to be able to make so many different things. You did an awesome job! :)
You did an amazing job on that dress! Kanani looks great modeling it.
Thank you. :)
Great fabric, nice sewing work, and congratulations on your first sewn doll outfit. I learned to sew in 4-H as a girl with help from my mom and grandma. I had hoped to pass that skill on to my daughters but that’s a work in progress!
I am also a beginner at sewing and would like to learn more and improve. Did you know that on Liberty Jane Clothing every Friday they have Freebie Friday and they give a free sewing pattern that usually isn’t free. They only give it for free that day. You should check it out. Every Friday I save the free patterns. I have many patterns and plan to improve sewing. :)
Yes, I did know that. I think it’s awesome they give away a free pattern for a limited time once a week. I want to get some Freebies soon.
I am a beginner at sewing. I would like to get good enough to sell doll clothes, accessories and girl sized bags. I saw this pattern and a few others that are free. I am planning on using them to help me improve. I also want to make a blanket/ comforter for each of my dolls beds with matching pillows.
Sound’s fun! I want to learn more too. :)
And awesome first dress!
Thank you. :)
Your dress is adorable! Keep up the good work!
Great job for your first try! My Saige says she wants to wear that😃