Monday, January 7, 2013
Baby Doll Stella Clothes
My plan this weekend was to make a new outfit for the Bitty Baby Santa brought Stella for Christmas. I had bought this pattern before Christmas. It is to make a 15 inch doll and doll clothes. Bitty baby is 15 inches. I started making it Saturday morning. Bitty Baby's outfit she came in is missing and I was just really excited to make her something. I thought after I cut out the pieces that they looked pretty small but I held them up to Bitty and thought they would work - I just kept the seams really tiny. I was half way or more through the shirt and it was too tight. I really loved the fabrics I picked out, had put some time into already and didn't want to give up. So I thought I could turn the shirt into a dress for Stella's baby doll. Instead of putting bias on the bottom of the shirt I added some more fabric to it to make it longer. But it was too big to be a dress for her little bunny. So I decided to make an outfit for Stella's baby Stella. Baby Stella is a doll whose name on the box was Baby Stella. She was a gift from her Auntie Annie. The shirt pretty much fit her. It looked a little low cut and funny around the shoulders but I had planned to make a bib so you can't see it.
I followed the instructions for the panties. It was tricky stretching the elastic for the leg holes but otherwise was very easy. The shirt I altered only by adding the fabric to the bottom and adding a button to cover the Velcro stitching. And I didn't even read the directions for the bib. I just sewed the two pieces together and sewed some baby ric rac on.
The bib is Aunt Grace fabric I bought at a quilt show last summer. I love pandas. And the other fabric is reproduction fabric that I bought at a store in Biddeford, Maine many many years ago. It has four different patterns on one piece of fabric. I also took out the shiny pink ribbons out of the Baby Stella's hair and gave her ric rac ribbons instead. I was very pleased with how her outfit came out.
I think somebody else was pleased too.