Sunday, 22 May 2011

A Nightdress

I spent yesterday making nightdresses for the 11.5 inch dolls.  I wanted something that wasn't too complicated and would be quick to make.  My two pattern books - A Closetful of Doll Clothes and The Dolls Dressmaker - didn't have anything suitable.  So, making it up as I went along, I came up with this...
The first one I made was a bit wide for this Gotz doll but it does fit the little old doll. 

My next project is to make nightdresses for the Corolle Les Cheries doll and the Smoby Mademoiselle doll.  I might try a different style for these two dolls as they are more modern in their clothes style.

I also had a go at making shoes...

A bit more practise is needed on these.  I don't think I allowed enough of a seam on the sole of the closed in shoe, it makes them too baggy on the top of the foot and I had to clip and glue them to make them fit better.  They also cover too much of the foot.  Still, not bad for a first go.

1 comment:

  1. I am very impressed with the shoes. I tried making slippers for Lorraine but they just don't look right. I haven't made any nightclothes for my dollies because then I would feel obligated to tuck them in each night. (Except none of them have a bed.)