This post is all about upcycling! Have a bunch of clothes your daughter doesn’t fit into anymore but they are too cute to part with? I have two great little tutorials to share that will show how to turn your child’s old clothes into outfits for her dolls. In this case, I’ve created a couple of different skirts and a dress from 3 oh-so-adorable ruffle skirts that I loved for her American Girl doll. This can also be done for any other doll your daughter loves.
American Girl Doll Dress Tutorial
Start by cutting along the original seam. Measure 11 1/2″-12″ at the waistline and cut.
This skirt had a thick elastic in the waist so I cut the fabric and removed it. If you’re using a skirt that has a thinner elastic waistband, then you can skip this step and move on to step 4.
After removing the elastic, I measured about 4 1/2″ of fabric from the waist up and trimmed the extra.
Pin and sew the edge closed all the way up. Then, while the dress is inside out, fold over about a half inch of fabric to create a hem at the bust line.
Turn right-side out and you have your dress!