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