a bundle of goodness

doll clothes

I love being able to give handmade gifts.  I know some people could care less, but for me, it’s so satisfying.  I was riding high on the fun of sewing baby doll clothes when I realized they would make the perfect gift for an upcoming birthday party for our friend’s little girl.  After double checking that she did indeed have the right size doll, I got to work.  Unfortunately Miss Emma G wasn’t able to help me this time (I mostly worked on the items while she was in school or in the evening), but she did give her stamp of approval.

knit dress & bloomers

I already had a couple of knit items made, so I added bloomers to go with the dress.  I had never made these before but they were easy enough as long as I remembered to pull the elastic as I sewed.  (Pattern here and bloomer instructions here.)

dress & diaper cover

I made a dress to go with the knit diaper cover.  It’s reversible which makes it all the more fun. I love the criss cross it makes in the back. I did have to make it slightly bigger to fit a Cabbage Patch Kid sized doll. I believe I printed it at 120% and then I made the straps longer.

doll outfit set

I also made an outfit like the one Emma G and I made together (pattern here).  I cut the ruffle wider this time (6 in.) so the shirt would cover more belly. 🙂

stack of diapers

diapers and wipes

Then I found the easiest tutorial on making little diapers using felt and velcro.  You could easily make these without a sewing machine using stick-on velcro or hand stitching it on. But wait…you can’t have diapers without some wipes, right?  I saw this idea on Pinterest, and put my pinking shears to work. Again easy, and oh, so cute!

baby blanket for doll

name tag

I had originally planned on putting the gifts into some kind of diaper bag, but I just couldn’t find the “right” one, and I didn’t think I would have time to make one. I found a small flannel remnant that was perfect for a little blanket. A little bias tape and some pink fabric I already had, and not only did I have a blanket (and cute name tag), but something to wrap everything in!

sweet as candy

I seriously think this is my most favorite birthday gift I’ve ever given. It all came together so easily, and I had so much fun making everything. You should see my Pinterest Sewing board.  I have so many plans for making little doll clothes and accessories for Emma G’s babies!


Linking up with Jennifer @ Studio JRU for Sneak Peek Friday.  Lots of creativity to see over there on Fridays!

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