This little doll basket is pretty much the only thing I made for Christmas. As soon as Dana released the pattern, I just knew that I had to whip one up to put under the tree. Glad I did since Syd loves it! She plays with it almost everyday and I love seeing the bright and happy colors. It's not a fast project as there are lots of pieces to cut and there is a bit of tricky sewing to get through but it's certainly do-able and I'm super pleased with the result. I think this makes an awesome gift for any kid!
The pattern includes all the info you need to make the basket as well as a mattress, pillow, and blankie. Absolutely adorable! It also includes 3 different sizes and I chose to make the large version. It fits Syd's larger Gotz dolls (similar in size to the AG dolls) as well as all of her smaller babies. I made the mattress reversible and used stripes that match the pillow on the flip side. Instead of making a fabric blanket, I ended up crocheting one in an effort to use up some of the gazillion balls of yarn I have sitting around. The only changes I made were hand sewing the binding onto the inside of the baby basket and making the straps differently. Also, I think it is safe to say that I might have an addiction issue when it comes to the floral print by Joel Dewberry. You'll probably find it making another appearance or two.
pattern | baby doll basket by made
outer fabric | premier prints slub check in yellow
lining fabric | joel dewberry dainty daisies in emerald
pillow fabric | michael miller out to sea pirate stripe in navy