Make Doll Clothes
Choose the right Colour and Fabric for your Doll Clothes!
To make doll clothes for your doll, all you need are knowledge of basic sewing techniques, the materials required to make the clothes and your creativity. But before you make doll clothes you will need to take proper measurements of your doll, and pick a doll clothes pattern that you wish to make. Some of the basic materials you need to make doll clothes include a sewing machine, fabric, a pattern for your doll clothes, lace, buttons, ribbons or other embellishments such as sequins, pins and scissors.
Once you have all these basic items gathered, as well as your doll pattern picked out you need to start by measuring your doll's existing clothes, if any, or the doll itself to ensure your own doll clothes fit perfectly. In case you are making doll clothes for standard dolls such as Barbie dolls or Disney Princess dolls, you will get exact measurements from manufacturers itself.
The next step is to choose the right fabric and the right colors for your doll clothes. Be as creative as possible, and go in for unique combinations that either go with your doll's existing set of clothes or add a whole new sparkle to her wardrobe. Once you have all the fabrics you need you will need to cut them out as per the measurements you have taken, and then sew these pieces together.
Make sure you remember to sew the pieces inside out, so that the thread is not visible on the outside. Also make sure you leave room for seam allowances. These steps can be hard especially in the case of miniature dolls, so be patient as they are extremely important in deciding the final look of the your doll clothes.
Once you have sewn all the pieces together turn the clothes the right side out and iron them on low heat. You can accessorize your doll clothes with embellishments, where once again you should let your creativity run free. Now you have learnt to make doll clothes for your favorite doll and all you need to do is to try them out on the doll to see if they require any modifications.
You might have to correct the clothes the first few times that you make them, but like everything else practice is very important in learning to make doll clothes.