baby doll basket. . .


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

20 comments:

  1. I made two before Christmas also, but I have to say, I LOVE YOUR HANDLES! Wish I had done mine like that, they are fabulous, shoot the whole thing is fabulous, great fabric choices too!

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  2. My daughter loves the one I made her for Christmas, and it too often has a Lalaloopsy. Honestly, most surfaces in our home often have a Lalaloopsy! I love the dolls in your first picture - what are they? Did you buy them or make them?

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    1. There are several Lalaloopsies around my house! The cloth dolls are Mooshka dolls and I found them at Target! Doll making is not one of my strong suits ;)

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  3. This is super cute. I can't wait to see the other things too cause I love that floral! :)

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  4. So cute! I wish my child would play with dolls. :)

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  5. I LOVE your fun color combos and patterns here. If I tried this, it would...be unfortunate. Great eye. I really should run and sew up two right now...!

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  6. ah, that yellow fabric was exactly what I needed to see on this grey, wintery morning! I can see why it brings you such happiness:) Beautiful job - glad to hear it was so well received!

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  7. this looks so so good. I'm sure syd loves it. You did a beautiful job sewing it up as usual. :)

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  8. It's beautiful and I love the colour combination!

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  9. Just saw your blog today. I love your version of the baby doll basket and can't wait to make a couple for my granddaughters. I like your handles much better, so will save on the dread bias tape application! going to MADE to buy my pattern. Thanks again!

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  10. so so so cute! Perfect fabric choices as well. It doesn't look the easiest thing to sew but it looks absolutely flawless! xo

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  11. Vanessa I love your style so much. It's so clean and refreshing.
    I just shared your basket in a roundup today on MADE. Thanks for making and sharing with us!

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    1. and here's the link :)
      http://www.danamadeit.com/2014/01/your-baskets-your-babies.html

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  12. Hi Vanessa,

    You did a wonderful job with the basket. I'm having a little trouble finding the exact interfacing and batting that Dana recommends in Australia. Can I ask what you used?

    Thanks so much,

    Leigh

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    1. There is a chart here http://www.sewsweetness.com/2012/05/all-about-bag-interfacing.html that shows Pellon products and comparable Vilene products. Hope that helps!

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    2. And forgot to mention that I used what Dana listed in the pattern :)

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  14. How cuuute! I didn't even know that this pattern had been released... now I want to make some for my nieces. Yours turned out adorable! :)

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  15. Hi I just bought the pattern !!! I can't wait to make a few !!! Thanks

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