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Thread: 18" doll clothes

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    18" doll clothes

    these are dresses for my dgd dolls. more to come!
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    and here is the other one!
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    I have two granddaughters named Olivia. so one I call Lulu. She is 3. And one I call Lala. She is 7. so I have started buying dolls, clothes, shoes and et ceteras under the name of " Lala, Lulu and me". These are dresses that I have made. Lulu calls me grammi and Lala calls me Boo. Can you guess which dress is going to Lala's doll?! lol love Halloween! oh, I also have a new grandbaby, Charlotte. She is not quite 4 m0nths old, so I have a long future of dolls to look forward to!
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    They are so cute, adorable, I love them.
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    nicely done
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    Aw, Nancia, they are adorable! It's probably a good thing I have a grandson. I would probably not have any money for quilting. Lol I look forward to seeing more. Bravo!
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    Wonderful!

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    Cute!!!!!!

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    Thank you for the pics. I need inspiration. LOL

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    thank you for your kind comments! I love making the clothes and whatever else I can think of to do. I am very proud of Lala. I designed and made a quilt for her and now she is on fire wanting to learn to quilt. she is in dallass and I am in Philly so she has only had one lesson. she has already developed a lovely hand stitch so I will send her bits of fabric to play with. thank goodness for Skype!
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    Nancia: Just great clothes. Every time I see the great hand made 18" doll clothes you make I want to go back to playing with dolls.

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    very cute!!!!
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    Can you point me to some (preferably free) patterns for the 18" dolls? My dgd just got into them.

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    Here is a site for patterns.There are many if you type into a search doll dress patterns.
    http://agplaythings.com/AG%20Pattern...sPatterns.html

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    Way back when I made an adorable dress for an 18" doll and vowed I'd never do it again. It was like doing a child's dress in miniature and I'm not very good at miniature sewing. Are there easier patterns out there today? BTW, I still have that dress I made somewhere in my attic, couldn't part with it after putting all that work into it. LOL I actually planned on framing it but never got that far. LOL I'd have given it to my then very young DGD but she loved all things boy so didn't play with dolls. Now she's a 17 year old very girlie girl. Maybe she'd like a collection of dolls now, who knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverfoxmag View Post
    ...Are there easier patterns out there today?
    Yes, anything written by Joan Hinds is simplified. I have two of her books and I really like her style. Much easier than sewing a miniature girl's dress for a doll.

    This is one of her books. There is even a video of it on Nancy's site. http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...lothes+book.do

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    Great job on the doll clothes. I have never had a granddaughter that liked dolls so never have had a chance to make the cute clothes.
    I don't know how to do that.....YET!
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    nancia love the fabric you used to make he dolls. I also love Halloween. Feel free to make me a table runner out of that fabric.LOL The dresses are beautiful and your granddaughters will love them.
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    Nanci,
    Have you found "Liberty Jane Creations" ? Tons of patterns for OUR AGD. I love mine and the children that I help to learn to sew and create clothing. No, no little ones live in this house unless you can count Caitlyn and her baby friends. I just love making the clothes, shoes and capes for Twirls for girls as donation.
    Than you for sharing the bootiful dresses.
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    Those are so cute..

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    thanks to those of you who have shared info on patterns! these dresses were made with a commercial pattern for the bodice and I added the skirt. joan hinds does really fun clothes and gives full size patterns. I have a couple of her books that I found on barnes and noble's market, now i'm going to look at liberty jane. thanks, pegeth!
    Emma, give in and get a doll already! wal mart has some for $19, and newer ones for 27.
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    Nancia: You are seriously not helping! I am knee deep in quilting stuff in most of the rooms in my house, what I don't need is another addiction. I'm trying to show a little control here.

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    I m known for showing very little to no control, myself! I bought a doll at Tarjay. got so frustrated and angry at the other store, I walked away from a hugely filled cart. long story! Have given LULU an "alice" doll, so need to make an Alice in wonderland dress for girl, and doll. Such a hardship! oooo, before I forget, new doll came with her own baby doll! SCORE !!! should I make clothes for it, too??? (laughing all the way to my stash!)
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    Those are just too cute! I made some for Christmas for my two granddaughters. There's a cute online pattern of a poodle skirt. So easy to make and the girls loved it.
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    heres a link for a dress tutorial http://asteadfastlife.blogspot.com/2...-tutorial.html

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