|Though cloth dolls are different from the
factory produced Barbie dolls, however they have their own advantages.
They are often play dolls prepared by nanny or granny. Unlike
Barbie and other collectable dolls, cloth dolls give you opportunity
to play and do all type of experimenting with them.
You can choose from various fabrics and cloths for cloth
dolls costuming. If you have knowledge of basic clothing construction
for your family then you will not have any difficulty sewing
dress for your collectable cloth dolls. Difference is only
size of pieces of cloth, this time for cloth dolls they will
be miniature ones.
If you have good hand in putting in sleeves or fitting the
bodice, then you can easily become an expert in preparing
dress for cloth dolls, difference only is in measurement.
This type of clothing can also be done with Barbie dolls too.
However, the rules of cloths sewing can be changed when you
are sewing for cloth dolls. If you are using a particular
design while preparing the cloth dolls, then it is best to
follow pattern given in design that fit to your cloth doll.
Your cloth doll's personality will be established by the colors,
textures, and style you decide on.
Using creativity by focusing on pattern pieces or deleting
parts from the original pattern sometimes give good results.
If you want your cloth doll to have a vest, use the shirt
or blouse and leave off the sleeves. In that case you would
want to border or fasten the sleeve opening with a lining
piece or bias tape. This makes you a fashion designer.
The role of cloth doll should be given prominence while selecting
the type and style of clothing. Some cloth dolls are "dressed"
at the same time when prepared. Arms and legs can be made
from colored or print fabrics that will serve as the final
clothing. A play cloth dolls really needs to have clothing
that can be removed, as they can be dirty while playing.
To increase the choices for the wardrobe of cloths doll you
can select from the Dresses, play clothes, pajamas or nightgown,
jacket or coat, socks and shoes, etc. This personifies your
cloth doll and gives him distinct personality.
You can also take aid of handy books, magazines, pictures,
catalogs, and drawings for different styles and types of clothing.
With the help from the magazines and catalogs you would be
in easy position to decide the best look for your cloth doll.
You can visit us for different types of cloth doll costumes
at our doll house accessories section.