Sunday, November 16, 2008

Dolly & Me

As I'm forging my way into the business of crafting (which is different from crafting strictly for pleasure I've found!), I'm doing a lot of research to see what is out there that people like. For doll clothes for the 18" dolls (such as American Girl, Life of Faith, Springfield, My Generation, etc.), I would love to create "Dolly & Me" clothes: Matching doll and child outfits. Also, rather than making up some outfits hoping people will want them, I want to know what people want and THEN make the outfits. I hope to get some samples made up before an Open House I'll be doing with some friends. Primarily, I'll have my Pampered Chef, but will add some crafting goods as well.

So, as a way of getting input, I thought I'd post pictures of some of the patterns I have. I'll let you know which pattern company each one is (in case there is some kind of copyright on sharing this info). The first one is a HORSE pattern! Yes, a pattern for a stuffed horse for your doll! I have a riding outfit pattern that is very similar to the one on this package. This is a Vogue pattern.

Another fun pattern is for an apron and outfit for your doll to help you make goodies for the holidays, or any time of year. This would be an IDEAL outfit to have made for a child and her doll. Pattern by Simplicity.

How about a special occasion outfit for your doll and her "Mommy?" Another Simplicity pattern.

How much fun is this? A sleepover set complete with a bag for your little girl to carry her doll or dolls in! This is a McCall's pattern.

These are just a few of the styles I can design for your doll and your darling girl. I can adapt any of these to fit the style you like. I have historical patterns as well as contemporary ones. If your daughter has an outfit she loves and you'd like her doll to match, I can do that. Or, if you want me to create an outfit for your girl and her doll from a style she likes, I can do that, too.

To find any of the patterns I've listed, you can visit these three websites:
McCall Patterns
Simplicity Patterns
Vogue Patterns

1 comment:

Toni said...

I had forgotten you made these clothes...Shayla is getting an American Girl this year for Christmas. Shhhhh! she doesn't know yet :)

My sister will flip that you can make custom outfits.