Sunday, June 7, 2015

Super Easy No Sew (18" Doll) Clothes



What do you do when you're bored? Or do you ever get bored.

I can always find something to do so I don't get bored anymore. Not like I did when I was a kid. 

Maybe the question I should be asking is what do you do when you have a bit of spare time on your hands? And you have the creative itch?

My answer to that question is I like to make something. I look around the room to find something I can use as raw materials. And what can I do with it. You know what I mean right?

Anyway, that's how these super easy no sew doll clothes came to be.

I had a pair of 6x pants with holes in the knees and the kids didn't need any more shorts. 

But hey, I know some dolls that could use more clothes. 

And maybe a hair band.


Pattern Layout





Hair Band with a Bow


I started by cutting off a pant leg right at the top. 

Then I cut three equal strips. The first strip was the hair band and the next two were for the bow.

Take the three strips and stretch them out.

Shape the second strip into a bow. Now use the third strip to tie the bow to the hair band. Done.


Dress

This dress is super easy to make. 

It is the lower part of the pant leg. The pant's hem becomes the dress hem.


I didn't make the arm holes directly on the side. I cut two slits on the front.

Now just slip it on your doll. Isn't it a cute knee length summer dress.


Sleeveless T-Shirt


It's even easier to make this sleeveless t-shirt for your doll.

Just leave her dress on. Now pull it up until the bottom hem is about hip level.

Add some pants and you have a new outfit.



Same Shirt Different Look



Now you'll find out why I cut the arm holes in the front.

Put the t-shirt on your doll with the arm hole slits in the back.

Use the two strands that you cut out to tie the t-shirt at the shoulders.


Long Skirt

I didn't include the skirt in the pattern layout but no fright.

The skirt was cut out the same way as the dress. 

Instead of having the finished edge of the pant leg as the bottom of the dress, it is the waist band of the skirt.

In Conclusion

I have a few ideas for the other pant leg but that will have to wait until another day.

Oh. And my granddaughter loved her doll's new clothes.


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Wishing you the best, Darlene



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31 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining in the party this week. Always great to see what your making. Hope your enjoying the beginning of summer. See you again soon. Pinned & Shared.Theresa @DearCreatives

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    1. Thanks for hosting Theresa. I am definitely enjoying the warmer weather.

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  2. Wow Darlene how creative and cute these doll clothes are that you made! Thanks for linking to Cooking & Crafting with J&J link up party!
    Julie

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    1. Thanks Julie. You always have something nice to say.

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  3. Such great ideas! I'll have to keep these in mind in a few years! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  4. What a great idea! My kids are great at getting holes in the knees of their pants, and this is a much more clever way to use them than just tossing them in the "rag bag"!
    I'd like to invite you to share with Fiber Tuesdays link party. This wee's party is still open. :) http://www.ouicrochet.com/2015/06/fiber-tuesdays-13-link-party.html
    Hope to see you there!
    Susie
    www.ouicrochet.com

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    1. Thanks for the invite. Already hopped over and linked up. Have a wonderful week, Darlene

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    2. Thanks so much for partying with us! :)

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  5. Fun idea...love the "no sew" part...Thanks for joining us on Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday!

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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    1. Thanks Shellie. Ya, why sew when you don't have to - makes things easier for sure.

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  6. I LOVE these! My daughters just ourgrew some legging that aren't in good enough shape to donate. I guess I'm showing them your post tonight! Found you at Pin Worthy Wednesday.

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    1. That's wonderful. Some of my fondest memories are of making doll clothes with my Mom. And my daughters all had fun making clothes with my Mom too.

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  7. Maybe I will share this with my daughter. She would love to make some clothes for her doll.

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    1. Oh my gosh. So sorry it's a long time to respond to your comment. I couldn't figure out why I couldn't leave a comment or reply to comments on blogger. It's all fixed now.

      So thank you Ali for stopping by. I really appreciate it.

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  8. Wow! You're so creative! I'm sharing this with a friend who makes doll clothes.

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    1. Thanks Barb. I hope your friend likes it.

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  9. Hey, Darlene, this is great! There are so many people that don't sew and this is a great tutorial.

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    1. Thanks Linda. I miss my sewing machine. I lent it to my Mom. I can't sew right now but I can still create!

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  10. What great ideas! Saving these for later.

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    1. Thanks April. I just of another one. You could make an infinitely scarf too.

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  11. Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board

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    1. Thanks Amber for hosting. And thank you for pinning. See you next week.

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  12. Wow! That looks incredible. I’m so impressed. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you stopping by to party with us. We hope to see you, tonight at 7 pm. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Hi Kimberly. Thanks. Looking forward to seeing you tonight.

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  13. Thank you very much for joining in and making our Bowdabra Crafty Saturday Showcase, we look forward to seeing your post next Saturday.

    Warm Regards,
    The Bowdabra Team

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  14. I love all the ideas of this! You are recycling old clothes into something new, and without the expense of having to buy doll clothes. Thanks for sharing this week on Social Butterfly Sunday :)

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    1. I am such a hoarder. I have a really hard time throwing anything out because I know I can make something with it. :)

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  15. Thank you for sharing this at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup! It will definitely help people, like me, that can't sew!

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    1. ... and it takes barely any time at all.

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