Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Nautical Fashions

We’re still wearing shorts here in Florida and going bare foot! lol


So I wanted to show a little outfit I made for Holly.


I decided to try my best to follow the pattern and make something close to the pattern cover. (I usually get more ‘creative’! lol)


I had all of these fabrics so that helped.


Holly thinks she is due some shiny new pattern leather shoes but she’ll have to put it on her Christmas wish list!


JoAnn and I are busy sewing Christmas outfits this month to share with you in December. She has a dollie post today too! Visit her HERE for

Wednesday Wee Ones!

Take time to PLAY!  Island with a palm tree


Elizabeth said...

A very cute outfit! I really do not like this warm weather we are having! I want to go back to the mountains!

Petite Plangonophile au chocolat said...

Hello Diane! Holly looks good in her outfit. Your rendition of the pattern is really nice. Being a doll in your house is fun.
Keep having fun enjoying Florida's sun!

Diane said...

I always loved sailor tops and dresses-- had a few as a child. Your outfit is really cute!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Barefoot ans shorts ?

we are going into our cold weather maybe down in 20's couple nights this week.
I may be going to Gulf Shores soon so better take some shorts?

Carla from The River said...

Fun! I like that it is still bare foot weather. ;-)
We need rain boots here, my oh my, we have had rain, rain and more rain the past three days.
Splashing in Puddles we go!

Linda Kay said...

You've done it again. Reminds me of the little sailor dress I made for my older daughter when she started kindergarten. I have a picture of her in the dress and I cherish that little chubby face.

Stephanie said...

A darling outfit, my friend. While you are wearing shorts and flip flops we are bundled up in boots, sweaters, and scarves {{smiles}} It was only 13 degrees the other morning....brrrr! Hugs to you!

Susie said...

Diane, I love those outfits...don't you think little girls should be wearing similar things? :):) Blessings for continued good weather. xoxo,Susie

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - you did make an outfit to match the pattern - I've been looking at that pattern for a while now - but it is cold and rainy here (maybe snow on Thanksgiving) so my dolls need to bundle up - maybe in the spring I'll make an outfit similar - but I don't have those particular fabrics. I love how summery Holly looks - she makes me feel warmer just looking at her. Lovely post - both girls are darling.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So cute! I love that she is still barefoot!

Jill said...

How cute is that!!!

Have a wonderful day!!

Patsy said...

Cute, cute you do a great job.
My daughter in in Florida for her birthday and having so much fun at the beach.

SImple and Serene Living said...

What an adorable little outfit. xo Laura


Que bonitos trajes de muñecas!!!

Lynn said...

You are so talented. Just love all your dolls and the clothes you make them.

Vee said...

Darling! You do such a marvelous job with these lovely doll clothes. I looked at $1.97 patterns today in hopes of something good for my Shirley Temple doll and my mother's Shirley Temple. Both need a new outfit after all these years.

NanaDiana said...

That is just darling, Diane...and I think that kind of outfit goes great with bare feet! You always do a beautiful job! xo Diana

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh, what a darling little outfit and I love going barefoot! That's a great looking pattern too. How tall is Holly? Is she a 13" doll? She's so cute. I still haven't had time to get back to sewing and now I don't know if I will get any more outfits made before Christmas!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lorrie said...

She looks all set for the beach! Lucky girl! You do such wonderful work with your doll clothes. Such a fun project.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That is absolutely the cutest outfit ever. I need you to dress ME! :-)

We're supposed to get 7" of snow on friday. Can you imagine??

ann said...

The little outfit is so cute. I am beginning to see why women our age are so taken by these dolls. They are so cute and so much fun, reminds me of sewing for my little girls. I am sewing dresses for six dolls for the little girls on my list: my 3 granddaughters, though they don't really play with their dolls, my friend's two girls, and my great niece. I found a free downloadable pattern that is so cute and so easy. I cut out all of the dresses and I will sew them assembly line style. I am sorta on hold now because I need some help reminding me how use my serger that I like to use on the raw ages. I use it so seldom that I forget how to use it. I have ordered shoes for the dresses--can't remember from where, either. Here is the link for the dress: The pattern is too large as downloaded. On my Mac laptop, I just drug the pattern image to the desktop then I copied it and pasted it into Microsoft word. The image needs be 1 inch scale, so I simply reduced the size from 6.5 to 5.5. A perfect fit. It is a very simple, easy pattern. I am still trying to figure out the one dress pattern that you sent. It is such a cute dress; I just need to think about it more. I love the red outfit; it really pops!

Danice G said...

How cute. I just love the nautical look. 'Looking forward to seeing the Christmas outfits :)

Musings from Kim K. said...

Keep on playing and creating!!!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Ho ho ho you need to buy your dolls some fake snow :)

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane,
You made the cutest outfit for your doll! The doll looks just like my niece Kyra!!!
I hope you are having a nice week. Enjoy your day and if I don't talk to you again please have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
P.S. I can't wait to see the Christmas outfits.
Julie xo

Anonymous said...

Adorable! Holly looks like she could get a job working at an A&W drive-in restaurant. All she needs is roller skates!