Wednesday, August 26, 2015


We’re continuing the sewing challenge for Wednesday Wee Ones with these fun fabrics!


Opal is modeling her very ruffly skirt this week and matching it up with a bright white top (that I didn’t make, it was for a bear so I pinned it to fit! lol). And I had some ric rac from the thrift store to use.


I had such fun with these cute fabrics and thought she would like to walk with her Scottie dog in Paris.


But she was happy to be in Florida this summer.


Later on when it gets cool, she may need some leggings.


So I took a fairly new pair of socks right out of hubby’s sock drawer and used a lavender pair of tights to copy and made her some black tights from the ribbed tops. (hubby had lots of black socks in his drawer that he never wears…he’ll never miss them if YOU don’t TELL! teehee)


JoAnn and I both sewed this week and made something using the peace and meow fabrics. Her blog is HERE.

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

Sandra made the most beautiful dress for her American Girl doll HERE! Her stitching is amazing!


Thanks for joining us for Wednesday Wee Ones!

I’m joining Roses of Inspiration

and Cooking and Crafting with J & J

and Ivy and Elephants!

Don’t forget to take time to

PLAY and SING! Sun


Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh, how darling! I just love that precious little ruffly skirt! And...we took a trip to Woodstock last Friday and the peace sign was everywhere! I've got you hooked up to my blog! This is just so much fun.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Elizabeth said...

I love it Diane !

Debby Ray said...

Too adorable for words, Diane! Love those little leggings and that ruffly skirt! Happy Wednesday :)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Well, we almost did it this time - almost made the same outfits. Our ruffly skirts are close, very close. I love the fun of looking each week to see what you have made, wondering if we have picked the same, or a similar pattern.

She is so darling in her skirt and white blouse - and love the little dog she is walking. I know my dolls would love to have a dog (they do have some kittens but haven't brought them out to play yet).

Fun plan to use hubby's socks for leggings - and I'll be sure and not spoil the secret. At first when I looked at the photo I thought the purple was made from his socks - he'd sure miss those if you sewed them up into leggings. Hee Hee

This is a fun week for sure!

Sam I Am...... said...

Sew sweet! LOL! You are genius using the socks for leggings. I could use a new fall about I send you some patterns and material? Just teasing but you are such a wonderful seamstress!

Patsy said...

Love it , so cute!

Unknown said...

It is so much fun to see the different outfits that both you and JoAnn make with the matching fabrics. I love the ruffly skirt. The ric rac worked perfectly; and what a deal! The little dog goes so well with your display. I love it when you can re-purpose clothing; and making leggings with the socks was a great idea. I had fun joining you this week.

Linda Kay said...

Diane, such priceless outfits for the cute little doll. You really do a fabulous job with these.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane,
Wow I love this doll and how you made the clothes for her! She looks so cute and adorable. You are just so talented and creative. I'm so glad you are having fun sewing with your friends this summer.
Wishing you a wonderful day and enjoy the rest of the week. Happy sewing!
Hugs, Julie xo

Unknown said...

So cute! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Ida said...

What a sweet doll and such cute clothes. - Wish I could sew but alas it's not in my genetic make-up. (I suck at sewing.).

Diane said...

What a cute skirt! You've got to love thrift store rick rack!!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Lucky Opal! I think she has a better wardrobe than I do! She's got a fantastic and dedicated tailor. .. And a cute little dog. I love your sewing challenges, Diane. Always so cute!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Opal looks so stylish, Diane, and what a great idea to use your hubby's socks for the tights. I like that kind of recycling!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, oh this is just as cute as can be. Love this darling outfit and the little dog is precious. Great find on the rickrack.
Have a nice evening. Hugs, cm

doodles n daydreams said...

Real cute outfits and the sock tights made me laugh.
Have a lovely day.


Carla from The River said...

I love it. And I chuckled about the sock tights. ;-)
Have a great weekend.

sandy said...

Oh my goodness, I am so jealous of your sewing talents! Those outfits are adorable! And I love the doll with her little dog! So very cute!

cynthia lee designs said...

What a sweet doll with her little dog...and I love those sock tights!!

ann said...

Did you see how to make the tights from a post on Pinterest? very interesting and simple. Opal is adorable and a pretty girl.Adorable dress. I have the sewing machine out. Does that count? I am still having too much fun making minis.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

This is just are amazing. That was so clever ...socks to tights!

Love the black and white theme ....all heads will turn when she takes her Scottie around the neighborhood! :)

Boopnut said...

How fun to sew for a doll! Wish I had someone to sew for! I love the little ruffled skirt and the leggings!

SarahBeth said...

Oh my, I love that ruffly skirt! Opal looks so fresh and pretty in it, and the white shirt is perfect! Friends like to borrow clothes from each other, you know :)
So clever of you using hubby's socks for her tights! I'm sure Opal thinks you are very smart indeed!

Stephanie said...

Darling! Opal's skirt is delightful, my friend. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

Candy S said...

I love the puppy! Opal looks lovely in her little "peace" outfit. The shirt looks like it was made to go with the skirt, I love the crisp white against the black and white pattern. I am looking forward to this weeks outfits. I had to go buy another sewing machine this week. I plan to sit down and learn to use it over the weekend and then give a go at making the simple things first. The dolls need undies, PJ's, and simple outfits. I will copy how you made tights for your dolls. That is a very clever idea!