I sewed a tunic for my daughter out of knit Doctor Who themed fabric, so I had to make a doll-sized coordinating outfit to match! This is my favorite way to commemorate special things I make for my daughters, knowing that they will eventually outgrow the clothing but will (hopefully) never outgrow their love of dolls.

The doll dress is the Tri-City Knit Dress by Originals by Gaby, the pants are Liberty Jane Yoga Pants & Shorts, and the boots are Matilda’s Closet Basic Side-Zip Boots.

I did modify the yoga pants assembly a bit to be the way I’d assemble my kids’ clothes – instead of following the pattern to attach the waistband, I put them RS together with the raw edges aligned, serged around, then flipped the waistband up and top-stitched the seam allowance down to the inside of the pants with a twin needle.

(And if anyone is interested, my daughter’s tunic is from Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop, Vienna Top and Tunic, in an adult XS.)

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  1. You did a great job with both outfits. What a wonderful way to treasure special outfits that are outgrown. I am thinking one could even cut up a special outfit that is outgrown and duplicate in a little girls favorite dolls size.

    • Thanks! I do up-cycle some outgrown clothes into doll clothes for them. Because otherwise I get a lot of “can you save this (random favorite graphic tee) for when I have kids?”

      I only have so much storage space in my house, and I’m not saving piles of random favorite graphic tees for 20 years. (Though this was much easier to do when they were in tiny sizes, big girl tees have bigger graphics.) 🙂

  2. I love this! I’m a Whovian. I think it’s a great idea to make a matching doll outfit that your daughter can keep after she’s outgrown her own.

    • Thanks! Especially now that she’s tall enough that I need to buy a full yard for length, there’s always plenty left for little projects like this. 🙂

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