These dolls are mine.
When I buy a doll: Is this for your little girl?
When people come to my house: Are these your daughter's dolls?
No, these dolls are mine!
I have always loved playing with dolls, and making clothes for them has been my favorite form of play. My mother started me on her sewing machine when I was 5 years old because I wanted to improve the quality of my hand-sewn clothes. I received my own sewing machine at age 11 and there began an exploration of many forms of sewing and other soft crafts and a life-long love of textiles. My resume reflects this with a number of stints in retail fabric stores, some custom sewing, several years of factory piecework sewing, and a degree in Fashion Design for the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, CA, where I concentrated mostly on the technical aspects of patternmaking.
Despite wistful dreaming that I would one day “really get into” making doll clothes again, I got distracted. But now that I am home with my daughter I’m able to concentrate on creating clear, doable sewing patterns, and unique, high-quality clothing and accessories for some of your favorite dolls. Hurray for Etsy for providing me with a place to show them!
The current trends in the online doll community in which adults not only collect boxed dolls but also collect dolls to play with, to dress, to customize, and to use as inspiration for incredible photographs and other artistic forms thrill and inspire me. I love creating for doll-owners of all ages, learning about new dolls on the market (and adding them to my ever-growing wishlist), and drooling over all your pictures.
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As part of your digital pattern purchase, you will need to download a FREE and up-to-date copy of the DOLLY DELICACIES SEWING GUIDE at
This collection of how-to articles I wrote elaborates on the instructions for my doll patterns. Writing this guide allows me to provide photos and plenty of explanation on basic sewing techniques, along with more photos, for new doll dressmakers. At the same time, it allows me to simplify instructions in the individual patterns for the more experienced. It also means less redundancy and smaller files sizes, which are things good for everyone!
PLEASE remember to get your free copy of the guide before you begin sewing.
‡♥‡What other dolls will this fit?‡♥‡
So many dolls, so little time. I can't possibly list every doll that an item of clothing might fit. Even if a dress for my Lati Yellow does happen to fit on my Blythe doll, does it look good? Maybe one style looks good as a top, but another doesn't work. There are so many variables when it comes to clothing and fit.
Therefore, I tailor all my clothing and patterns to one specific doll. You'll find information about the model in each listing. If you know that two dolls can usually share clothes, you're probably safe buying that item of clothing or buying one pattern to sew for both.
Below is a list of the dolls I'm currently working with (a list which I hope to grow, so please keep checking!). I try to tag each listing with the appropriate abbreviation.
AGD- 18" American Girl
BLY- 11" Neo Blythe by Takara
DAG- 15 1/2" Disney Animators' Collection Princess Toddler
DMF- 14 1/2" Disney "My First" Princess Toddler by Jakks Pacific
DPM- 18" Disney Princess and Me by Jakks Pacific sold at Toys R Us
DTP- 13 1/2" Disney Toddler Princess by Jakks Pacific, including the new "My First" princess dolls with "reflection eyes" sold in late 2014 onward
LYR- 6" Lati Yellow Renewal by Latidoll
MHG- 10 1/2" Monster High Girl (average, mid-size girl, not older or younger sister)
MLA- 18" My Life As, Play Wonder, Favorite Friends, etc, by Madame Alexander
If you're shopping in one of my shops for a specific dolls, type the abbreviation into the search bar and select "in this shop" to bring up all the listings for that particular doll.
No promises, but if there's something in particular you would like to see, I welcome your suggestions. I'll file your message for later and try to let you know when I have something that might interest you.
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