One thing about children's clothes is that they never seem to grow out of them. One minute they are brand new and the next they are too small! In as much as doll clothes are hard to come by inexpensively, kids clothes are like a dime a dozen at most thrift stores. Consequently, I have quite a cache of kids clothes in a huge bag awaiting UpCycle... So when the sewing bug strikes, all I have to do is pull out the bag and find something that appeals to me.
Today's victim? This little newborn sized baby dress:
Which I altered by simply taking in the seams on the sides and under the arms.
And then cutting off the excess fabric:
Sorry for bad photos! Was mid sewing and hurried too much!
And item number two to be UpCycled? This adorable 4T sized bubble skirt!
It only cost me a quarter but I just knew if I worked it right I could probably get two skirts out of it for the dolls. One for the slim line dolls like Famosa Nancy or Disney Princess and Me and one for the slightly less slim line dolls like Journey Girls.
So... I tried skirt on one doll to see if I was thinking right on how many I could get and then I just used the seams as a guide, stitched two regular seams and two zigzag seams to keep them from fraying once I cut them...
And it payed off! The skirt on the Espari doll here is a tiny bit tricky to get over her hips because there is no elastic but once it's on, it's adorable!
Again, never let me take photos without my glasses on! I have an appointment in a half hour or I would retake them... But no time just now! Next sunny day I'll have them modeled outside!
Here is the one that will fit Famosa Nancy or other slim line dolls. Since she's only 16inches, it reaches her feet!