Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Let’s go shopping with Noel!

It’s been such fun making doll clothes this summer!


This week I made a cute dress and beret for Noel.


(she’s an 18 inch Madame Alexander doll)


I received a sweet gift from a friend in this cute bag and I decided to be creative. Thanks D!

I took it apart first.


Then designed a ‘doll size’ shopping bag. I took a sheet of printer paper (to make a pattern),


a ruler, scissors and double stick tape to create a small shopping bag.


A piece was left over so I folded it and made a flat bag for all the flat items she might buy on her shopping trip! teehee!


JoAnn and I are continuing our summer sewing challenge. She sent me this fabric and we both made something with it this week. Her blog is HERE.

And visit Shelia at Note Songs. She is making doll clothes this summer too!


Thanks for joining us for Wednesday Wee Ones!

I’m joining Roses of Inspiration

and Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Don’t forget to take time to



Susie said...

Diane, I love the outfit. You did a wonderful job with it and that added shopping bag , so clever. I think you are having way too much fun. LOL. Making up for lost time of playing with your dolls. I love it. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Cranberry Morning said...

Diane, that is so, so cute!! Love that little beret and so clever that you redesigned the shopping bag. Your dolls are so lucky! My beautiful doll is sitting in her underwear and patent leather maryjanes!

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Hi Diane! Noel looks good in her shopping outfit. You did a great job. Your dolls are lucky.
Have a wonderful week and take good care of yourself,

ann said...

Sweet Noel. She is beautiful. I should do some sewing, but I have dollhouse stuff scattered all over. I am going to check out Jo Ann. Have a great day.

Shelia said...

Oh, Diane! I love this little outfit. Isn't that the same little dress I made for Marion a little while back! Love the beret too. Oh, you're just too smart - look at the little shopping bag! :) I've added you to my post!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh I think this is our best week yet - and we both made outfits for trips - you for a shopping trip and me for a trip to England to visit the Queen. I love the dress and beret - and the little shopping bags are just too cute.

Arlene said...

Diane, you are TOO smart!! Love her little shopping bag as it makes the outfit!! I think you could have quite the business making clothes for those American Girl Dolls!!

Trace4J said...

You dear Friend must have the biggest sweetest heart.
I just feel happy every time I visit you.
Love your Noel.
Woolie Hugs

Debby Ray said...

How adorable is this outfit and what you did with the shopping bag was genius! I've said it before and I'll say it are one talented lady, Diane! Happy Wednesday :)

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane, wow you are so talented at sewing. I love the clothes you made and the adorable shopping bag. Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy day to share this at our Cooking & Crafting with J & J.
Hugs, Julie

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

Dear Diane! You are such a skilled seamstress! Have you ever considered selling your doll clothes on Etsy?

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

Oh, also wanted to say that that bag redo is awesome!

NanaDiana said...

You do such a GREAT job, Diane. Just popping in to say HI. It's been a crazy summer here and I wish I had time to join the doll-sewing group! Hope you are doing well. xo Diana

20 North Ora said...

How much fun it has been to watch you making your doll clothes this summer. Such cute outfits. Love the shopping bag!


It's me said...

What a beautiful sweet doll!!! her...enjoy summer love Ria x

Diane said...

Too too clever!

Shug said...

Each time I visit your blog....It brings back so many wonderful memories for me. When I was mom always made doll clothes for my sister and I. Those were special times.

Patti said...

You girls are sure having fun this summer with your dollies! LOVE it! I have an 18" hard body Ann Estelle. They really are cute and bring back our childhood, for sure. Your outfits are adorable. I enjoy looking at ebay at the doll clothes that gals make. So much fun!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Oh Diane,
These outfits are so precious and the fabric you choose is always so pretty.
I too have fond memories of Momma making outfits for my dolls. She was a great seamstress just like you!
Happy Hugs,

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...


Gina said...

Diane, your doll looks so fresh and sweet in that outfit! Love the colors. And that bag is too much! :-)

Jeannie Marie said...

What fun for you to dress the doll and have so many eager to see the next outfit! Yes, childhood is not the only time to play!

Debby said...

You are creative. Love the dress. You have beautiful dolls. Hope you are staying cool.

doodles n daydreams said...

Noel looks so cute in her new outfit, I love the colours.



Que bonitas!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Just precious, Diane! I burned out on making doll clothes when my 4 daughters were young. Totally..but I love looking at other people's creations. Now? I buy mine. The "mini" shopping bag is perfect with her outfit. Neat idea, Diane.

Jessica Pelasky said...

Aww...such a neat idea! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You are just amazing. I have enjoyed these outfits !

Candy S said...

Diane, Noel looks lovely for her shopping trip. You never know who you will meet when you are out shopping so it is a good idea to always look your best, Noel definitely looks like she is at her best in this darling outfit. The custom made shopping bags are a cute touch for the shopping trip too. My dollies that I bought off of Ebay arrived yesterday. I can't wait to start making them little matching outfits to wear. Have a wonderful weekend.... Candy

Stephanie said...

You always put a smile on my face, sweet friend. You dress is darling and the shopping bags are just too cute! Thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. I hope you're able to join us again this week. Hugs!

Kim Orcutt said...

You are so clever! Love her little shopping bags and her dress and beret are so pretty!

Lovethatlippie said...

Gday! Im here via Julie's linky party! What a cute outfit, my two nieces would love this idea so much! What a skilled lady you are :-)