Sunday, August 8, 2010

CP Outfits

So I've been busy with sewing...of all things. For the first time in my life, I have attempted with the sewing of some doll clothing, for a cabbage patch doll. I made four different outfits, with my mom to help me with the creating of patterns. I had some patterns that I used as a guideline but for the most part, they didn't have the clothing items that I was looking for, so each pattern had to be altered to create something I wanted, for example, the jacket. I had the shirt pattern with short sleeves, so we made it longer and baggier in order for the jacket to be worn over other clothing items, and then lengthened the sleeves...etc. The cap...was a regular new born baby cap that was sized to exactly fit the doll...

The purple dress is a long skirt dress, and I took the inspiration for this dress from our very own Hutterite dresses. (yaay!) For the top part of the dress, I overlaid the purple with a sheer material that sported some cute embroidered flowers. The sleeves are made of just that lace, and so is the headband. The skirt is pleated using a pleat called 'kissing pleats' and I love that look. Most people ruffle this skirt if its for babies & dolls, but I hate ruffles. I can't seem to master them at ALL so I just stick with pleats. The dress is open in the back.

The pajama set is absolutely adorable! Again, its open in the back for the child who will be playing with this will have no problem clothing her doll. The pants however, are not open and have an elastic hemmed in on top.

Last but not least, there is a cute sun dress type of dress with the matching bloomers. This is about the only item of clothing that actually had a pattern. I was able to use the exact pattern for everything, from the dress, to the sleeves, and even to the bloomers.

Below are also some more pictures of the actual clothing items that I thought you might enjoy and you'll be able to see more detail...

&& I'm entering this to the challenge on DIE CUT DREAMS..using fabric. I think I did manage to use fabric on my project for the week, don't you agree?


  1. I most certainly do agree Jachelle, and what fabulous little creations they all are. You were extremely quick off the mark here, well done. Thanks for joining our fabric challenge at DCD this week.
    Dawn x

  2. Wow Jachelle, these are fabulous and fit the challenge perfectly as yes it's certainly fabric lol,well done on your speed to enter too, thanks for joining us this week, hugs Liz xx

  3. Stunning creations Jachelle, you are going to make some lucky little girl happy. These sure a work of art and dedication, your details are so intricate.
    Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams.
    Nicola -x-

  4. Jaci,
    Love your sewing projects. My Miss V wishes I would sew some more for her, but the last time I did my sewing machine ended up in the repair shop. The guy told it wouldn't last much longer so I'd hate be in the middle of a project and not be able to finish it. LOL.

    What an excuse to not sew. Love the dresses...

  5. Hi Jachelle
    lovely creations your good at sewing too, brilliant, oh and thanks for joining us at DCD.
    Chris x

  6. this is fantastic. Thank you so much for joining us at the DCD challenge this week and good luck.

  7. You have made some fabulous garments, Thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. NOT BAD??? Is that the BEST you can say to my masterpieces?? HA! You know for a fact my sewing is sheer perfection. LOL
    I'm just bugging you, but seriously, not bad?? It's better than NOT BAD!

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