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Thread: 18" doll clothes closet/armoire

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    18" doll clothes closet/armoire

    Got a doll for little granddaughter. I am hoping to make clothes and such for it for her Christmas gift this year. I decided I needed a place to put all these clothes I WILL be making LOL. So after looking on things to purchase (please, it's a doll), we made this!! I saw a 2 shelf 32X32 bookcase at Staples, on sale $24.99. Lowered the shelf and added a rod to hang up clothes (wooden shower rod holders). Put shoe boxes on bottom to hold undies and little things (not perfect just what I had on hand, need to keep looking). TA-DA!!
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    I think it is a BRILLIANT idea/solution! Thanks for sharing.
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    Cute, cute, cute clothes closet!

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    what a wonderful doll closet!!! you are very creative
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    What a *GREAT* idea!!!

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    So cute! It's a terrific idea! Thanks for sharing with us! I need to do something like this as well.
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    Wow! That closet is fit for a diva. What a wonderful idea.

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    Great idea !
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    Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

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    Stunning! I wish my girls had a grandma like that. Can't wait till you post all the beautiful clothes you will sew.
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    Great idea - I also make clothes for my granddaughters's 18" dolls. I purchase the patterns when they go on sale for a dollar each. This Christmas I made dresses for the GD's and then made matching dresses for their dolls. They also got aprons, hot pads and chef's hats, and they each got a baseball shirt and pants, along with a pair of tights, a leotard and matching tutu. (all for the dolls). Last year I had my son build the girls beside tables that can hold the dolls and hanging clothes on one side and has 3 shelves on the other side. It's always nice to have a handy person in the family!

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    That is adorable!

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    That is so cute. Great idea!! Where do you get the hangers?

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    There are actually several places to get the coat hangers but here is where I got them.

    http://www.onlyhangers.com/content/c...p?P=31&PID=298
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    Great idea!!! I have made enough American Girl doll clothes this year to fill it up! They are so much fun to make and way easier than Barbie clothes.

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    love this idea....great job!
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    That is much nicer than the ones I've seen commercially. Great idea and have fun filling it up.

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    looks great to me. You did a great job.
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    I KNOW what you mean about the price of a certain kind of dolls accessories! We too have a granddaughter with one of those dolls. I've made some clothes for the doll and matching purse for the granddaughter. The bookcase closet is a wonderful idea. Watch out, you may end up making them for others - - starting you own cottage industry!

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    I bought one at Target this Christmas when they were on sale. Still more expensive then yours and doesn't hold nearly as many clothes. I am going to make one of those for my granddaughter. They look easy. Especially if you can get the lumber place to cut the rod.

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    Oh, and I love the source for doll hangers. Especially the ones with clips.

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    Where on earth did you find those little cloths hangers????
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    That will be so special to her. Love to see the clothes you make.

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    That is fantastic. I bookmarked.

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    What a brilliant idea, I'll have to remember this when our DGD gets old enough for dressing and undressing her dolls. Right now she's more interested in being a princess - so her other DGF made her a special chest for all her Princess items.

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