Friday, October 1, 2010


I got everything I had cut out done for the dolly.

A nice warm coat complete with hood. It's lined and I learned the hard way that I should have hemmed the sleeves before sewing the side seams. Got to be kind of a pain given the tiny openings

A dress to match-this is what I lined the coat with too. Both the dress and the nightie are open in the back and close with snaps-easy for a 6-year-old. Sorry for the bedhead-the poor thing has been in Gramma Liz's closet for about 40 years. Might have to hire a dolly hairdresser.

The nightie is made of the same flannel that I used to make pajamas for Gracie. I thought she would appreciate the thought, but I did have to put a seam in the front to make it work-almost didn't have enough fabric. It's OK-it's just for sleeping, after all!

Petticoat and undies-I tried to snap the panties too, but the clever little doll wouldn't let Blogland see her undies. She looks kind of bored with the process anyway.

This dress is one that Gramma Pat started before she died. It's really supposed to fit one of those 20" bed dolls, but I adapted it. She had crocheted around the neck and sleeves, so I added the ruffle at the bottom:

I made some button loops and sewed buttons on the back-about 1" in from the edge so it would fit snugly. She got a ribbon around the waist, too.

I'll try to find shoes and socks, but even if I can't, this will still be a really meaningful Christmas gift for a little girl from several people that love her.


  1. Oh my goodness!!!! I can't wait for Christmas so Gracie can see this...she is going to LOVE it! Nice touch with the nightie.. she will want to wear her jammies while she plays with her I am sure.

    Oh, and selfishly... I can't wait to play dolls :0) Brings a tear to my eye when I think about just how special this is!
    Love it, just love it!!

    Maybe dolly needs a new bed or something too... hmmm.. have to work on that one!

  2. Great job on dressing that doll -- bet you can't wait to gift it!

  3. What a fabulous gift, what a lucky little girl!


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