The image shows a needle and thread hovering over a swatch of heart-shaped lace. The overlay says, "Sewing with lace" and this header leads to a tutorial video that explains the many types of lace and what they are used for when sewing doll clothes.

Sewing doll clothes with lace @ #Handmade #DollClothes

This week’s video is just an overview of lace. It demonstrates what different types of lace look like, how they are used, and offers advice on shopping for lace. Yesterday I gave you the free pattern for a pioneer dress trimmed in lace, and you’ll see that dress in today’s video. If you’re looking for a place to buy lace trim in miniature for your … Continue reading Sewing doll clothes with lace @ #Handmade #DollClothes

The image shows the photo of a vintage Mattel Skipper wearing a handmade outfit, including a felt shirt and a cotton floral circle skirt. There's a sewing machine graphic on the left of the image, and it says, "Let's sew a 1950's circle skirt" followed by an exclamation point. The watermark says, ""

Let’s make a circle skirt w/eyelet trim and a felt shirt for vintage Skipper @ #DollClothes for #SkipperDoll

Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. Today’s circle skirt project was previewed last Thursday, but I wanted to make sure I included a full blog post offering the circle skirt with eyelet trim, specifically. For my regular followers, you’re probably already aware that the shirt pattern was … Continue reading Let’s make a circle skirt w/eyelet trim and a felt shirt for vintage Skipper @ #DollClothes for #SkipperDoll

This is the youtube tutorial header for a video showing you how to make your own square-neck shirt with lace trim and a scalloped edge that uses rickrack trim. The patterns for making this lace shirt are free to download and print at

Let’s sew a pretty lace doll top with a free PDF pattern @ #sewing for #dolls

This week I’m providing you with my free printable sewing pattern for the pretty lace-trimmed, square-neck shirt that you see in the opening scenes of the tutorial above. This week’s pattern will fit the following dolls and quite a few others: 14″ tall Hearts for Hearts Girls 14″ Wellie Wishers from American Girl doll company 16″ tall vintage Velvet dolls from Ideal Toy Corp 18″ … Continue reading Let’s sew a pretty lace doll top with a free PDF pattern @ #sewing for #dolls

The image shows Consuelo, one of the Hearts for Hearts Girls, wearing a handmade skirt with lace trim and a bright yellow blouse with lace trim and a "scalloped-look" rickrack trim around the bottom of the shirt and the edges of the sleeves of the shirt. The neckline of the shirt is square. The doll stands in an outdoor garden near a brick wall. At the bottom of the image, we see a watermark telling where you can go to download the free printable sewing patterns for making these doll clothes:

Preview of this week’s free #dollclothes #sewing patterns @ #dolls

My regular followers will remember this set of doll clothes patterns that I designed last spring. Some of these free patterns are already available here on, but some have been waiting for me to get to them while this website took a remodeling detour. Now that the website renovations are done, let’s get back to business! This week I’m going to give you the … Continue reading Preview of this week’s free #dollclothes #sewing patterns @ #dolls

Image of Barbie in medieval clothes, wearing a maroon tiara made of tulle and ribbon.

Make a #Doll #Tiara

During the month of January, I decided to focus on various doll hat patterns and tutorials, just because it seemed like a fun theme. Here’s an image of the doll hat I’ll be making this week: This is a sort of burgundy or maroon tiara, made of tulle, ribbon, fabric, a chenille stem, and foam. It uses an elastic band to hold it on. It’s … Continue reading Make a #Doll #Tiara