Mini Christmas Stocking Garland

Free tutorial and template gar

These little doll size stockings are so cute!

What a great way to use up some fabric scraps or make them with felt.

Make several to make a garland for your doll house, or make individually to hang or give as gifts.

Get the instructions here via Tatertots and Jello


Merry & Bright! New Christmas & Winter Items

New items added and more to come….mm

I have added some new holiday items to my Etsy shop that I hope you will like. I have more to come but I still have to take pictures.
These will make great stocking stuffers and ship for free (US).
I worried that I might be too early for Christmas shoppers but some have actually already sold (yay!).
Some of he necklaces also make great gifts for Hanukkah or just to celebrate a winter holiday as they are winter themes such as bells and snowflakes.
I’m also working on a new outfit that I should have finished soon so come back again please!

Link to my Etsy shop


Latest Outfit – “Mina”

Icy blue and so, so soft! Ready for a special occasion!

American Girl doll clothes doll dress hat shoes and scarf
For this dress, I used a super soft velvet-like fabric. It is very pretty and very soft but a nightmare to work with! Slippery and constantly curling at the edges. But it was worth it. I then added a couple of layers of tulle.
There are two little tulle rosettes on the bodice with little crystals in the center.
American Girl doll clothes doll dress hat shoes and scarf
The out fit includes a shawl which can also double as a scarf. Just a little something to throw over her shoulders.
American Girl doll clothes doll dress hat shoes and scarf

American Girl doll clothes doll dress hat shoes and scarf
I also made a beret from the same fabric. It is lined and also has a tulle rosette & ribbon to match the dress.
Last, but not least, I made the little pumps using a non-woven fabric that I died to match the color of the dress. Three little crystals adorn the toes of the shoes.
American Girl doll clothes doll dress hat shoes and scarf
I think Mina is lovely.

If you’re interested, it’s in my shop – here.


American Girl Doll Clothes: New Outfit – “Fiona”

We’re ready for cooler weather!


I just finished this outfit that I have named the “Fiona”. It consists of a hat, jacket, top, pants, leg warmers & boots.
I hand embroidered the little elephant on the shirt.
The jacket has roll collar with a pull cord with little beads. f3
The plants have decorative stitching and elastic waist. I love the little pom pom on the hat and the leg warmers just add that extra something.
Here are all the pieces.
This outfit will be for sale soon in my Etsy shop, which I’ve just opened. I haven’t really announced that yet, so it’s a “soft” opening right now. I want to add a few more things first.
(I’m a nervous wreck with this shop! Yikes! Will people like my stuff? Will they actually buy it? We’ll see).
Edit: This outfit is now for sale in my Etsy shop!


Let’s Make a Halloween Necklace for American Girl Dolls

Want to make this cute Halloween-themed bead and tassel necklace for your doll?

DIY American Girl doll necklace for HalloweenI got the idea for this necklace from this post on A Pretty Cool Life. To make it doll-sized, here’s what I did:

DIY American Girl doll necklace for HalloweenFor supplies, I used
– Elastic jewelry cording
– Floss
– Beads
– A piece of cardboard (to make the tassel)
– Scissors (not shown)
I followed the tutorial with a few changes to scale it down to doll size.

Here’s how:

  • Cut a piece of elastic cording about 12″
  • Make the tassel with floss (instead of yarn, which is too thick)
  • I used a piece of cardboard about 2-1/4″ inches long and wrapped the floss about 25 times to make the tassel.
  • String the beads and tie the tassel onto the elastic cording
  • Wrap the necklace around the doll’s neck to hang at the right length
  • Tie off the elastic in the back; cut off excess.
  • Before I cut the elastic I made sure the finished piece would stretch over the doll’s head

DIY American Girl doll necklace for Halloween

And that’s it. Super easy and super cute!

You could make this in any color combination you want. I used orange, purple and black for Halloween, but you could change this up to match any outfit or theme.

A Pretty Cool Life –  DIY Halloween Tassel & Charm Necklaces


Outfits for American Girl Dolls: “The Anne” Overalls with T- Shirt & Necklace

Available first to Doll Things readers:

American Girl doll clothes
I am planning to open an online store in the near future and will offer my handmade items for sale.
But first – I am offering the exclusive opportunity to purchase this outfit to my Doll Things readers.

“The Anne” outfit includes:

  • Tie-dyed shortalls (short overalls). The shorts feature cuffs that are sewn down so they don’t come unrolled. Straps cross in the back and are attached in front with Velcro. The fun flower-shaped buttons are non-working.American Girl doll clothesAmerican Girl doll clothes
  • Custom tie-died (by me) long-sleeve cotton t-shirt. Shirt closes in the back with Velcro, and can be worn with many other outfits due to the mixture of colors.American Girl doll clothes
  • Peace sign pendant necklace. The metal pendant is attached to a satin ribbon which ties in the back.American Girl doll clothes
  • Optional strappy green sandals. Cute cute! The straps cross in the front and use a small piece of Velcro to hold. Flower-shaped beads dress up the front of the sandals. (Note: the beads are glued on well, but will probably come off if pulled on hard enough. Not recommended for very small children)American Girl doll clothes doll sandals doll shoes

    All items are designed and handmade by me (except the peace sign pendant) and this outfit is one of a kind.
    Due to the small parts of this outfit, it is not recommended for small children

Doll not included.

If you are interested in purchasing the outfit, please contact me via email at:
dawnnewsome at yahoo .com, or leave a comment.. Shipping costs will vary, but should be less than $4 (to US). I can accept payment via Paypal at this time.

The outfit is for sale to any Doll Things reader for a short period of time, then if it’s not sold, I will offer it for sale to the public.

Please tell me what you think!  This is my first “for sale” item, guys.

Edit: This outfit is now for sale in my Etsy shop!


Readers’ Request: Free Pattern Reversible Vest for American Girl Dolls

It’s finally here!

American Girl Doll clothesSome of my followers asked me for the pattern for the Reversible Vest I posted about here. I did not use a pre-made pattern, but rather made my own, which was not in any form that I could share.

But since there was such a demand, I decided to attempt making a pattern that I could share with you.

Keep in mind that I did not take pictures along the way, so you will receive the pattern with written instructions. The pattern is only 3 pieces, so if you are somewhat familiar with sewing you should be okay.

Note: Feel free to use the pattern for your personal use, share this post on your blog, Facebook, ets;, or sell pieces you make from the pattern. If you sell, I would appreciate credit for the pattern. But please do not distribute or sell the pattern itself. You can link back to this post on Doll Things if someone asks you for a copy.

To receive your free pattern:
Sign up to receive Doll Things by email. This is the only way I know of to get the pattern to you. If you’re already an email follower and would like a copy, please leave a comment and I’ll send it along. (Edit – No need to sign up (unless you want to) Just click on the links for pattern and instructions)

Oct 5/2015 – Edit -I have finally figured out how to provide this pattern to anyone who wants it 

Here are the links to the pattern and instructions:

Doll Things Reversible Vest Instructions
Doll Things Reversible Hooded Vest 1
Doll Things Reversible Hooded Vest 2

If you do make a vest with this pattern, please let me know if the directions were easy (or not) to follow, and I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to see what you do with it!