Freyja is obsessed with her baby doll. She loves to clothe her, change her, and take her to the bus stop in the stroller to pick up Leif. In fact, we just wore out our second doll stroller. Freyja is also into using scissors. Unfortunately there are not too many projects for a 4 year old to go hog wild on with a pair of scissors.
So we decided to make baby doll diapers. I traced a diaper we had onto fabric (which she picked out). I altered the pattern so it would curve nicely on the back of the baby doll and not be so gathered in the front. Freyja cut out 4. She also cut out 4 fleece linings for the diapers so they would be white and fluffy inside. I sewed them together, with a little top stitching and velcro and voila!
She was “sew” into this project we then made 4 matching spit rags for the baby doll. These were simple rectangles I traced from an envelope and lined with fleece. I also topstitched and sewed 2 lines down the spit rags to prevent them from shifting. It was a fun way to expand Freyja’s baby doll accessories that she could also be part of.
Posted by Anja Weyant
Dresses for Little Girls and Their Dolls
And some more doll outfits:
This year’s holiday sewing projects were (as always) a lot of fun. I made my first ever Christmas tree skirt, based on a relatively simple quilt pattern that used “thangles” paper to ensure perfect HSTs (half square triangles). I found beautiful fabrics with gold on white patterns at the Smile Spinners sewing store in Perry County. The entire project only took a few evenings of sewing as I machine quilted the tree skirt.
I found a beautiful Vogue purse pattern and finally had enough time over the Thanksgiving holiday to try and make this purse. My plan was to make it out of deer leather, which we had gotten tanned many years ago, but since this was my first attempt at making a handbag, I decided to sew a fabric purse first before sewing with leather. I enjoyed making both bags – it did not take as much time as I had thought. Actually, I found it easier to make a purse than to sew a dress 🙂
Could not resist buying a book with fleece animal hats for little kids – and then try some of those patterns. These hats were for Toben (age 4 – Dinosaur) and Leif (age 2 – Monkey):