sew + tell: rachel’s advent calendar for a doll

I’ve got a crafty mother overkill project to share with you today. To count down the days until Christmas, I made an Advent calendar for a doll. I think you might be surprised at how many Oliver + S patterns that can be used in order to make one.

First of all I reduced the size of the Drawstring Bag pattern from Little Things to Sew in order to create something to put each item in. Because an Advent calendar begins with cute packaging, right? Here is a peak into several of the drawstring bags that this lucky little doll got during the twenty-four days of Advent.

Oliver + S Tea Party doll dress and Drawstring bag from Little Things to Sew

Day 3) Lazy Days doll skirts can be made just like the girl Lazy Days skirt.

Day 4) Customized Lazy Days doll skirts can be created by following our customized Lazy Days skirt series. You’ll learn how to do a double-thickness hem, how to do hem tucks, and how to make a three stripes skirt.

Doll Advent calendar using Oliver + S patterns

Day 6) The Popover doll sundress is a darling mini version of the girl one.

Day 7) You’ll find the Tea Party doll sundress pattern in the Little Things to Sew book. It’s just like the Tea Party sundress for girls.

Doll Advent calendar using Oliver + S patterns

Day 9) These semi circle doll skirts with bias trim are really quick and easy to make.

Day 12) We also have a free pattern and instructions on how to sew 13-inch and 14.5-inch doll skirts.

Doll Advent calendar using Oliver + S patterns

Day 13) I made some Felt Bows and put them on mini bobby pins. I printed out the pattern at scale 60%.

Day 20) How about some doll pillows? These would look adorable as decorative pillows on a doll bed. For the heart pillow I used the Valentine Ornament pattern. I used felt and did an exposed seam. I also created “pillow pets” by using the cat and dog heads from the Straight Stitch Society Desktop Pets Wrist Rest.

Doll Advent calendar using Oliver + S patterns

Day 24) On Christmas Eve it’s a gold Christmas skirt using the Onstage Tutu doll skirt which is a small version of the girl one.

Doll Advent calendar using Oliver + S patterns

Use your imagination and have fun with it. Sharon had the clever idea of making a mini jewelry pouch by making a smaller size of the Straight Stitch Society Forget-me-not Jewelry Pouch.

And finally, I think the Doll Carrier Backpack would make a great place to store all of the Advent calendar drawstring bags, wouldn’t that be nice?

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1 Comment

  1. Sharon Knowles

    This is an awesome idea! I will be using this next year for sure!

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