Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Doll Clothes by Genine

I would love to say that I made these but they are all from my sewing friend's Etsy site: Gennie Wren.   Aside from being just stinkin' cute, Genine's patterns are VERY well produced. The patterns are well tested by other stitchers and the directions are very  clear with lots of color photos and PDF patterns to print off. I highly recommend you take a look at her pattern shop if you are doing any sewing for American Girl or other eighteen inch dolls. The pic above is of her "Lucy Dress". I love the optional smocked insert and piping, all looking so AG and professional.  On Gennie's patterns you will find creative details, not just the "generic stuff" that is out there. Aren't those details the fun stuff of sewing? Sewing doll clothes is a great way to test out new techniques and get some practice in before trying them on your own, techniques like the binding on this hem or the lovely peter pan  collars.

 
I absolutely love this knit pattern. Would you look at those cute leggings?

And what little girl doesn't like a twirly skirt?
There are nightgowns and jammies with smocking. Aren't her designs beautiful? I could go on and on. Please check out her shop and  all her patterns and know that they are all wonderful, clear, well produced, and ready to be sewn up for your little angels. Thanks, Genine, for letting me put up the great photos.  I am really impressed by your work. Oh, Gennie also digitizes embroidery and has some great designs for that if ME is your thing....Bunny


11 comments:

  1. There's a little girl in all of us. Don't all those cute clothes just make you want to sit on the floor and play dolls?

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  2. The doll clothes are so beautiful. I love the smocked nightie. I will have to check out that site.
    You inspired me to try to make doll clothes but I took a slightly different path. I strayed from cute and leaned toward edgy. Anyway, I really enjoyed the whole experience. Thanks!

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  3. Would love to see what an "edgy" doll outfit looks like! Very intriguing.

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  4. oh, I love it! My daughter just loves to have new clothes for her dolls.

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  5. Smocking for a baby doll too... now I just can't wait for grandbabies!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. wow impressive clothes, put's my rag doll clothes to shame......I agree with the technique part, however some things are so fiddly when trying to do it on a mini mini version.

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  7. I have sewn several of Genine's patterns for the 18" dolls as that I am giving the doll clothes for my granddaughter's Christmas. Her doll is an Our Generation doll from Target and Genine's patterns work well with that doll. Each pattern I have tried has several versions that one can play around with, as well serve as a spring board for options that one may think of: mix and match ideas. I highly recommend these patterns.

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  8. I love your blog. It is so positive and is so much fun to read with all the different things that you do.
    Hope that you have a very happy holiday.

    Maggie

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  9. I love your blog. It is so positive and is so much fun to read with all the different things that you do.
    Hope that you have a very happy holiday.

    Maggie

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  10. Thank you for the resource. I plan on purchasing some of her patterns. I agree with the last comment, your blog is inspiring and informative. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  11. thanks so much for the info! I agree, these designs are so much cuter than the generic patterns out there.

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