Monday, February 21, 2011

You Mean My Dolls Could Have Had Sweaters All Winter!!!

I was supposed to be making furniture yesterday, but I was not feeling it.  After 2 full days and nights of getting the video together, I was wiped out.  I didn't want the day to pass without doing something doll related, so I took the plunge and made sock sweaters. I have been meaning to do this for a looooong time.

My first attempt at a sweater was so long, I made it a dress. Not bad for the first attempt.

I should have hemmed the top and the bottom, but I didn't know any better. So the sleeves are just turned under. Leslie can still sport this dress.

I took a profile shot to show that sweater dresses even give dolls more curves!

Her husband recently got a new velour sweatsuit from Etsy. He is the king of sweatsuits. I guess it goes along with owning a gym.

Together they look like the cute couple that they are.

My 2nd attempt was better.  At least it was a sweater.

Still didn't hem the top and bottom. Silly me.

My 3rd attempt is my favorite.

I finally hemmed the bottom. For the top I  zigzagged the edges.

Vanessa is loving her new sweater with her Barbie Basic Jeans.

Next time I make some, I will use some thin socks.  I think thin socks will make a tighter neckline.

Gotta go buy more socks! See ya.

P.S. For anyone needing instructions, let me know.  I just don't want to post them here, since I haven't gotten permission yet from the original poster.


  1. Love these! I'd love the instructions, but I know if any sewing is required, I will be hesitant to do it. The arms look a little tricky.


  2. We made sweater dresses at one of my former doll club meetings. I've collected socks and have done 2 dresses. I never thought about making them shorter to have sweaters. Genius idea. I think the thinner socks work better but these are great

  3. I would love to have the instructions, I can't sew that well, but I would love to give it a try!

  4. The sweaters and dresses look awesome. Would love the instructions!

  5. The sweaters are great. Especially the last one. I would like the instructions, too!!

  6. very cute. there are so many things I've yet to try. My daughter has outgrown some socks...hmmm

  7. Hi Vanessa,

    Actually, I think I like the sweater dress the best even though you didn't hem it. What curves!

    The ribbed top from thinner pairs of socks works well as sleeve cuffs, tuertleneck bands, or bottom bands on sock sweaters. You can also cut the sweater so that the ribbed top of the sock becomes the bottom band.

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  10. @ Paulette Yes, Leslie is wearing that dress. David definitely loves that dress! I can't wait to experiment with the thinner socks. You have just given me some more ideas. Thanks!

  11. I would like the instructions too! Can you send it to me?

  12. Wow, they all came out really nice! Leslie looks hot in her sweater dress. I really love Mrs. Redmond's (I think that's her name)sweater...that color really looks nice on her. David is VERY handsome!

    Great job!

  13. We're still not online but I won't get into that now. I'd love the instructions, unless I must use kid socks instead of my own. In FL now I don't need as many socks. Maybe later I would buy them if sweaters are hard to find. I know knit fabric is and I dislike knitting. My email is elle at . (I never will check my blogspot/youtube -required gmail, at least that's the plan.) Thanks. I don't know if you'll see this but I'll worry about that later. Ttyl! -L

  14. I`d love to know how.

  15. I`d love to know how.


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