I want to learn to LOVE cooking. I want to learn to LOVE cleaning. I do LOVE my children, but I want to learn to LOVE them better. I want to learn to LOVE sewing and crafting. I want to learn to LOVE being a stay at home MOM!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Baby doll night gowns

It’s been a while… I’ve been busy, with other things.

I got a new sewing room for Christmas- pictures to come. Plus, the new darling curtains I’m making for the window!

My birthday is on Christmas day, so I got some new fabric to go along with my Christmas present! Christopher, who has been helping me make the curtains, keeps asking me when I’m going to use the strawberry fabric. I asked him what I could make with it- he said, “My baby needs some clothes!”

So- here goes…

Start with: One very ugly, very dirty baby doll:

IMG_2627And, some very cute strawberry fabric:

IMG_2628  Lay the baby out, and measure the body:

IMG_2629 I cut the pattern out, sewed it together very crudely and came up with this:



It’s ok, you can laugh! I did! Really hard!

Don’t worry, I still had enough fabric to try again, for Caleb’s baby doll:

IMG_2632 This time, I remembered to put the two ride sides of the fabric together as I cut the pattern, and I made the back piece wider than the front…

IMG_2633No worries, though, it turned out just as bad, if not worse!

IMG_2634Oh well, my boys didn’t care. See?

IMG_2636That’s his smiley face, I promise!!!!

IMG_2637Totally worth the ten minutes they took! I won’t be advertising them publicly, but if you’re interested in a crudely made, not-hemmed, way-too-tight night gown for your baby dolls… I’m your gal!

It will make for a happy child or two!

IMG_2638Until next time…    


  1. It's great to practice on something like that that doesn't really matter as long as it's covered and with fabric you already have. Kids are easily pleased. The fabric is cute. I want to see pictures of your room!!!

  2. Note to Tina...I have Baby doll patterns I can send you to make clothes for two little boys dolls...