February 6, 2010

Making doll clothes - quick hat and diaper

C loves the baby doll that Santa brought her for Christmas.

Polly goes everywhere with us, and gets fed, burped and changed almost as much as a real baby (practice for when our 2nd child arrives in May, I guess)!

Soon after receiving her doll, I made a cloth diaper for Polly, because she is so small that real diapers went up almost to her chin! This week, C lost Polly's hairband, and was very distressed that Polly would have a cold head, so I also made a doll hat.

Both garments were quick and easy; they just needed a bit of measuring to fit the doll I was working with.

Diaper
I used a scaled-down version of the pattern at Skip to my Lou, plus the suggestion from The Cottage Home to use more velcro to make it adjustable.

Hat
I measured the doll's head, and used those measurements to transform an old, stained T-shirt of C's into a hat, using directions from the Rookie Moms.

I have to dig out some newborn socks from our bins of baby clothes - Polly has been wearing C's toddler socks which are so huge that they don't stay on! I'm also currently making a stash of doll clothes for C's birthday this month, so stay tuned for more instructions and photos!

4 comments:

Adventure Mom Janna said...

My daughter loves taking care of her baby and changing her too!

It's so sweet to see her recreating moments we've spent together:)

Sab said...

That is adorable! I love it! And making the doll clothes must be fun too!

Ginny Marie said...

I loved when my daughter insisted her white bunny have clothes! I went to Walmart to find a little premie outfit for White Bunny. I love the little doll hat you made!

Jenny said...

Those are so cute!

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