Here are directions
for making different types of doll clothes for Barbie dolls and
other fashion dolls.
Cut the top 7 inch from a sock. Lay the piece flat on the table. Mark each
side of the sock 2" from the top. Cut out a very small circle at each
mark. (Just big enough for the doll's arm.)
Place the sock
over the can, right side out. Turn down 1 inch at the top and pin to
Draw a line around
the sock ½ inch from the top of the fold. Sew around the sock on the
line, using matching thread. Remove pins and lift from can.
se the same methods described above to
make the doll shirt. The only difference is you only use the top 5
inches of the shirt.
Fashion Doll Skirt:
Cut a 4 ½ inch
circle from the top of the sock. Make the waistband just like the pants.
the top 7 " from a sock. Slip the piece over a can, about the size of a
hair spray can, wrong side
out. Place a small rubber band over the sock, about ½ inch down from the
Fold the sock down
over the rubber band and pin to hold. Draw a line around the sock about
¼ inch from the top. Sew the sock on the line. Make sure the rubber band
is above the line (you can also use a piece of elastic, sewed into a
loop) remove pins and slide off can.
Lay sock flat
and pin front and back together with 2 pins placed 1 inch from bottom of
sock. Make small marks
at the center of the sock, one at the bottom and one above the pins.
Draw a line down the center through the marks, to use as a guide and for
4. Draw another
mark on the line, 5 inch from the bottom of the sock. Draw two more marks at
the bottom of the sock, ¼ inch from the line. Draw diagonal lines from the
bottom mark to the 5' mark (These are the legs.) Sew along these lines.
5. Remove the pins.
Cut along centerline starting at bottom to about ½ inch from the 5 inch mark.
Turn inside out.
Cape for a Barbie
Cut a 5 inch circle from the top of a sock. Cut the piece from the top to
the bottom to open it out. Lay flat. Draw a line across the piece, ½
inch from the top. Place a piece of ribbon, about ¼ inch wide, and 8"
long below the line. Pin in place.
Gather the cape on the ribbon to fit around the doll's neck. Remove
With these easy
instructions you can make your fashion doll an entire wardrobe!