Lectures and Workshops

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

doll clothes

Every year the youth at our church have a silent auction. The money raised by the auction goes toward their mission trip. This summer they are going to New Orleans for a week. Both Steve and Ally are going (it will be Ally's first mission trip!).

So, I decided to make something fun to be auctioned. Here's the deal. Our church has a large (for a tiny church) group of little girls, ages 5ish to 10ish. And for every little girl who attends worship on Sunday mornings, there is an "American Girl" doll by her side. Seriously. If we counted the dolls our weekly attendance would go way up! So, I decided to make some doll clothes to lure the little girls and their parents! I love this Simplicity pattern & made a couple of dresses with coordinating aprons. Here's the best part.... even though the pattern calls for more fabric, I managed to squeak each dress and each apron out of a fat quarter! I have tons of fat quarters in a drawer doing nothing. I just couldn't resist buying them when I saw them in the store, but I had no real purpose for them. This was perfect!

The pattern makes up quickly. I used a thin strip of velcro for the closures, making it easy for the little girls to dress their dolls. Here's another...


I'm planning to make a few more before the auction in June. Just for kicks, I also made a pair of cupcake pjs from another pattern..

A good way to use up some stash....

6 comments:

Maria said...

How cute are they!! I am sure they will be popular with the little girls.

Melissa said...

These are so cute and a great idea for the auction!

Sewjoe said...

Some little girl is going to love these!

Sally said...

These doll outfits are adorable and I'm sure they will be a big hit!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

That dress is just gorgeous

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

GREAT idea! All the outfits are adorable!