A few years ago I did a blog on how I used my Funky Fur doll clothes pattern to make a Santa suit for my daughter’s 18 American Girl doll and I remember it being so much fun for both myself (while making it) and my daughter (playing with it) that I thought with Christmas just around the corner, I should publish it again for everyone that missed it the first time. ‘Sew’ enjoy!
I was looking in my fabric stash the other day and came across some lovely bright red velvety fabric and some white panne velvet with silver stars and I swear I could hear them shouting ‘Christmas’ at me. At this time of year, anything that is red and white conjures up images of Santa and lots of presents so I decided to have some fun with this fabric.
A Santa suit for my daughter’s doll would be so cool. I got out my Funky fur doll clothes pattern and started creating what turned out to be a great Santa outfit. I just added a belt made from a strip of black satin and found the buckle from an old watch band to be the perfect size. Of course Santa also needed a sack to carry all the toys in so I used a square of the red fabric, made a casing along the top, stitched up the side and bottom and threaded a cord through the top. All that was needed now to finish off this scene was to stuff the sack with little boxes covered with Chrissy paper, a cute teddy and Taah Daah! What do you think?
When my daughter arrived home from school she was thrilled and forgot all about doing her homework….playing with Santa was much more fun!
It just shows that using a little bit of imagination, you can often take a basic doll clothes pattern and create something very special and it has been used many times since to help decorate the house at Christmas time.
If you decide to give this a go and create your own Santa Suit, please send me a photo so I can share it in my next Share and Tell blog.