Sewing Doll Clothes & Where to Find Cute Print Knits
My latest sewing projects.
I just wanted to say a word about fabric sourcing, it is very easy to find cute prints in cottons and woven fabrics that suit doll scale sewing--finding knits--that is a whole other story, even if you go to a fabric store the knits are few and far between and if there are even any prints-they are always too big or too bulky. My best source for cute print knits is children's clothing, I shop the sales racks in Target or any store with a kid's department and buy the largest size available in the print I like-- then cut it up to make doll clothes--these leggings are made from baby onesies.
I know this will sound weird, but Kerry's zebra undie set are made from a pair of women's underwear--purchased brand new of course--again buy the biggest size available--this fabric came from a pack that was size 4X it had 5 pairs with two cute prints and 3 pretty solid colors and it was only $5 at Walmart, there is plenty of fabric there to make many t shirts, leggings and other doll clothes, also the underwear fabric is lighter weight that say a human T-shirt so is especially suited to sewing doll clothes. Also you can reuse the elastic too. I recommend to buy brief style as opposed to bikini --you will get more fabric.
Happy Sewing :)