Saturday, July 23, 2011

I've Been Sewing for Dolls

Last year, I made my granddaughter, Ms. C. this
little pillowcase dress.

She just came home from Disney World &

told me she wore it several times while there

along with her Ariel costume that I made her for Halloween.

I made a matching dress for her 18" dolls to share.

She has an American Girl doll but the doll above is

kept here at my house for her to play with & so I

can get accurate measurements.

It is from Target...only $20 & is the exact same

size as the AG dolls.


This weekend, when Ms. C. visited,

we discovered that the dress works as a top for this MUCH taller doll.

I made the black & white polka-dot wrap around
skirt for her to wear with it.

Its GREEN with Shamrocks on the opposite side, for St. Patrick's Day.

You can find the FREE pattern for the reversible wrap skirt

Last week, Jan M., author of the Blog & Online store both called


showed us these DARLING little slippers for 18" dolls.


Aren't they just the cutest little things???!!!


I literally RAN out to JoAnns Fabric (Michael's has them, too)

the very next day to buy some &

I'm hoping to find a similar pair for Ms. C.

I want to make a new set of matching nightgowns

since she has outgrown the one that matched this doll's version.


My fingers are itching to get back to smocking some things &

adding lacy heirloom touches.

If you need any heirloom supplies, go visit Jan's store.

She has a wonderful selection & is extremely helpful.

I like to have some handwork near my chair at night

while watching TV with Hubby.


I miss my weekly "Smock & Talk" sewing group!

We take the summers off,

due to their children being home from school.

It nice to have help their when I pleat something for smocking.

Thanks for visiting The Gazebo House.



I'm linking to

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays

since this hot summer season has me Inside, SEWING!


  1. The Minnie dress is just too stinkin' cute, both Caroline's and the dolly's. Isn't doll sewing such fun? I find I really enjoy making a matching doll dress whenever I make something for Sophie. To say she loves it is an understatement.

  2. Someday Miss C. is going to look back at all the wonderful things her grandma did for her and just be amazed. She is one blessed little girl Rett.

  3. Oh these are just so cute. Matching outfits for the dolls...heck, I want that for me and my dolls...well, bears! You really have made some darling outfits. Does she have a cute little suitcase to keep all the outfits in?

  4. I LOVE those lil bunny slippers and that white dress is amazing! You are very talented!

  5. Too cute!!! I have to send this over to my MIL. She makes all of Jemma's pillowcase dresses and made one matching one for her American girl doll! Jemma thinks that is the best! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Too, too cute! You are really a dream grandma!

  7. How cute is that mini minnie dress? Love your smocking. That is one thing I have always wanted to learn, but never have. I love to embroider at night whenever I get a chance. Just gotta ask. Do those slippers come in my size?

  8. These are all sooo cute. My youngest grandgirl LOVES American Girl dolls and has several (sooo expensive...but she LOVES them so much). I wish I could sew..I would be making her a nice wardrobe for Christmas.
    Going to look for an email for you so I can send this photo of the little white tureen.

  9. Rett, I wish you were MY grandmother!!!!! YOur precious Miss C must be thrilled every time you make something for her or her dolls!
    I love those bunny slippers!
    You are just amazing!
    BTW~ I think of you and pray for you every day. I have my coffee cup on the lovely mug rug you made for me!!!!
    xo Yvonne

  10. Oh, I love it all! I wish that I could sew like you. I have a hard enough time sewing kids' clothes. I can't imagine the detail on a doll outfit. You win the grandma prize today in my book.

    And aren't those slippers adorable?

  11. So happy you found some bunny slippers for Miss C's doll! Everything is just lovely.

  12. She is one lucky little girl to have such a talented and generous grandmom.

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  13. I've said it before, but honestly you are the best grandmother. That precious little Caroline is one lucky girl. These are darling! I've just scrolled down through the previous post of all the darling dresses your've made. ~ Sarah


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