Making doll clothes has been a part of my life since I was a child. My mother was always making clothes for my dolls not to mention the fact she started her business dressing antique dolls. It was how she learned to sew when she was a child, and has carried on the tradition now teaching my daughter to sew clothes for her dolls.
So when Nancy Zieman asked me to be a part of her “30-Minute Doll Clothes” Book Blog Tour, I was thrilled to say “yes”, and knew I could enlist my mother to assist. I asked her if she would like to preview Nancy’s new book – 30-Minute Doll Clothes & make up a quick sample to share with you on our blog. She happily accepted.
With my new fabric line by Red Rooster Fabric – Patchwork Pals – just arriving, we decided to create the the Teatime Dress on page 8 of the book using this fabric collection. The tiny prints & gingham are a perfect scale for doll clothing!
Donna (my mother) & I discussed how we loved the simplicity & fashion in Nancy’s book. It lends itself to creative embellishing (one of our favorite things!). We added one of our favorite vintage trims – rick rack – to the edge of the little jacket by simply tucking it under the finished edge with the scallops showing and topstitching to secure.
Here’s a quick tip to make this quick project even faster: When making the shoulder straps, instead of sewing and turning, fold under 1/4” along both long edges, fold in half and topstitch.
Here is our finished outfit. She looks ready for tea & cakes!
Time for Giveaways!!
At the end of the tour, several lucky readers will be selected at random to win some fun prizes. To be eligible, post a comment at the bottom of Nancy’s July 10 blog tour post. Winners will be posted on Tuesday, July 24th.
Nancy Zieman’s Doll Clothes Blog Tour Prizes.
- $25 Nancy’s Notions Gift Certificate from Nancy’s Notions
- 30-Minute Doll Clothes book by Nancy Zieman with Joan Hinds from Nancy’s Notions
- Dress Up Days Fat Quarter Fabric Pack and Panel from Riley Blake Designs
- Dress Up Days Fat Quarter Fabric Pack from Riley Blake Designs
Plus More Giveaways from Indygo Junction!!
In addition to the Blog Tour prizes from Nancy, comment to OUR post below with your ideas for future doll clothes patterns you’d like to see from Indygo Junction (click here to browse our current doll clothing patterns) and you will be entered to win fabric from my Patchwork Pals collection along with one each of our current doll clothes patterns. You have until Monday, July 23rd to comment. One reader will be picked at random to win.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the tour & good luck with all the giveaways!
- Amy & Donna
30 Minute Doll Clothes Blog Tour Continues: