Clothes for the Waldorf Doll using

Repurposed Goods

 

The striking, beautiful and fabulous fabrics of bygone eras can sometimes be found among the treasures and resusables at today's estate and garage sales.  I find I am always drawn to them and that they cry out to be taken from dusty boxes and bins and used and admired.  Second hand and thrift shops are often a source of vintage clothing items of lovely fabrics that can be repurposed.

As time permits I enjoy combining vintage, new and repurposed fabrics.  Plus, every quilter has a stash of fabric that includes small cuts which are perfect for doll clothes.  My doll is a Kathe Kruse Waldorf doll by the name of Max but I have preferred to call her Maxine.

I look forward to creating even more outfits for Maxine and similar Waldorf type dolls and would be happy to work with you to create just what you might be looking for to dress your doll.  And, in keeping with my desire to repurpose, I will make every attempt to do just that. 

 

 

 

Here you see Maxine modeling a pair of repurposed jeans that I fashioned from a pair once worn by a toddler.  The bulky sweater is knit from yarn that I found in my stash using a pattern by HH Crafts. 

 

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A 1957 "Fleisher's Baby Book" features a knitting pattern for a wrap that they describe as a "Shoulderette".  Here Maxine models a scaled down version of the shoulderette to accessorize her cheerful sun dress.

Quilt shop quality 100 per cent cotton from the Whoo Me? collection by Shelly Comiskey was used for this dress.  The self lined bodice is yellow with scattered dots in a darker shade of yellow.  The plaid skirt is yellow, pink and shades of blue. Two vintage buttons accent the bodice.  The bodice closes with two sewn in strips of Velcro.  All exposed seams are finished.

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needle_and_thread_2_by_drawdesign-d4r2x71.pngFabric from the Whoo Me? quilt fabric collection by Shelly Comiskey was once again used for this long sleeve dress.  The self lined bodice is yellow with scattered dots in a darker shade of yellow.  The plaid skirt is yellow, pink and shades of blue. One vintage blue button is sewn to the center front of the bodice.  The bodice closes with two sewn in strips of Velcro.  All exposed seams are finished.

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needle_and_thread_2_by_drawdesign-d4r2x71.pngPaired with off-white wide wale corduroy trousers, this Luna Sweater by The Sitting Tree (www.thesittingtree.net) was knit with bright multi-colored acrylic yarn.  Vintage yellow flower shaped buttons add to the sweater's charm.

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