Wow! Have you seen the explosion of the mini doll market lately? You can now find all sorts of mini dolls and accessories in Target, on Amazon, plus American Girl did a revamp to their mini doll line as well. They now offer the dolls of the year as mini dolls, and they did a complete revamp of the entire BeForever line.
FYI. I have purchased a few of the new dolls (and between my daughter and I we own ALL of the old styled ones…) but until now they never really inspired me much. (I usually pick them up here and there on Amazon for pretty cheap…Lea Clark is available in some Targets for $9.99, and the Book Depository is another site to keep an eye out for mini doll sales…)
Maybe it’s the modern doll (we have Grace), or maybe it was just timing, but even though I swore I would never sew anything this small, check out this adorable outfit I made!
I used this pattern which you can buy here. Merry Manatees does a great job, not only with her perfect pattern pieces, but with extra tips and tricks for sewing such small doll clothes.
She also offers a nightgown and sleeping bag set– which has so much little girl play value!
These little clothes are so fun to make simply because they are so stinkin’ cute at this size! You need so little fabric…you could use 5 inch charm squares for goodness sake. This pattern offers a modern fit with easy construction and cute accessories (tutu and belt) as well.
Even the boys in my family were impressed with my “tiny pants”. Go ahead and give it a try…it’s fun to say you did! Check out this and the other Merry Manatees patterns at Pixie Faire as I give it the Sewn by Kat Stamp of Approval!
Grace’s outfit was made using the Boardwalk Boutique pattern. The instructions say to trim one inch from the top if adding a ruffle, but on this one, I didn’t trim at all and ended up with a cute sundress!!