Three times I've made sets of clothes for store-bought dolls, not counting the ones I made for my own Barbie doll when I was nine or ten. (I can still picture those crude trial-and-error shirts and dresses that never fit very well.) It would be nice to make some more, and maybe I will, when I get the sewing room cleaned up. Well, then, why am I not in there this moment working on that? I'm tired, and need to rest a bit on my laurels, even though they are old laurels by now.
I did make clothes two years ago for a granddaughter's Götz toddler doll. The doll is wearing her original outfit above.
I took my patterns from Joan Hinds's Sew Baby Doll Clothes. First I sewed some overalls from a Hannah Anderson skirt I had found ages ago at the thrift store, and got the hat trim from my scrap bag--or I should say, one of my many boxes of scraps.
A checked dress started out as another thrift store find, a man's shirt that B. decided he didn't want. The fabric was in great shape, so I couldn't throw it out.
Finally I made a nightgown with a pink fleece blanket and pillow to coordinate with both.
When I last saw this Doll Baby, she was dressed in one new outfit and had lent another one to her sister. They were lying together in their cradle, so endearing that I resolved to go home and sew more clothes. There were other scantily clad dolls lying around who tugged at my heart. But I went home and got distracted by other projects and haven't sent any care packages to the doll family to this day.