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.
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.)
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.
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. 🙂
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!
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!
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!