by leslie4632 19 Aug 2011

i am looking for designs for clothing for minuature doll house dolls, adults are aprox 4" children are aprox 2 inches. Any suggestions or designs that would work would be greatly appreciated

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by marjialexa Moderator 20 Aug 2011

Well, this is intriguing the heck out of me. Do you have any photos of these dolls and houses you could post? Especially the dolls. And where do you purchase them? Do the dolls come already clothed? When I had a dollhouse as a child, my 'people' were plastic, with articulated limbs, but the 'clothes' were molded right into the plastic. Now, I am certainly making NO promises, but I'm a digitizer, and an engineer, and the idea of making tiny tiny things work is just as fascinating as building a bridge. Tell me more, I'd really like to give this some serious thought. Apparently there could be a market for this sort of thing, yes? I just wonder if Sonia Showalter isn't doing it, maybe it can't be done, I've seen her work. Hugs, Marji

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leslie4632 by leslie4632 26 Aug 2011

Made of durable vinyl. Dolls are flexible, posable and very "playable." Their arms and legs are movable, and their heads turn. Clothing is removable and shoes are painted on. Baby can be removed from mother's arms. Dolls and clothing may vary slightly from picture...Measures: Little Girl - 4 in tall Little, Brother - 3 1/2 in tall, Father - 6 in tall, Mother - 6 in tall Made of durable vinyl. Dolls are flexible, posable and very "playable." Their arms and legs are movable, and their heads turn. Clothing is removable and shoes are painted on. Baby can be removed from mother's arms. Dolls and clothing may vary slightly from picture...Measures: Little Girl - 4 in tall Little, Brother - 3 1/2 in tall, Father - 6 in tall, Mother - 6 in tall http://www.marysminiatures.net/vi... above are the measurements and a web site to see the dolls. Sonia has did some rugs and when I contacted her she was going to be working on somethings but her plate was pretty full. I am actually looking for clothes that I can hang in the closets and draws etc. Thanks for anything you can do. I am also writing my dollhouse story along with my dollhouse to pass down to my grandchildren. So if you can do any type of cover for book that would be great also. I know thier is a interest in collectible dollhouse items. Thanks again

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by danababes 20 Aug 2011

Are you working in 1/12th scale? If so the adult male should be about 6", the adult female should be about 5", babies are around 2". I havent seen any machine embroidery clothing designs for dolls house dolls, but if you find any I'd be interested too :)

I think your best best would be the book Doll's House Needlecrafts by Venus A Dodge. I got this book years ago and its still available to buy or your local library might be able to get it in for you.

Watch out though, minis are addictive lol

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leslie4632 by leslie4632 20 Aug 2011

thank you for your help. I will let you know if I find any clothing. I know one digitizer that is part of the stitchery mall has a few rug designs and she was working on other miniture dollhouse projects but that is all she has currently is rugs. her things come out great. Sonia Showalter Designs
at www.stitcherymall.com
https://www.stitcherymall.com/dis...

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by evajungermann 20 Aug 2011

This link just for inspiration, it is for 11,5" fashion dolls too, but maybe you can scale down the drawing. But Barbie has weird proportions...
I don't think dolls this tiny size are meant for undressing, the clothes are often glued to the bodies and the parts of the clothing are glued too.
Any stitching, sewing or embroidery will make the material bulky- maybe too much to dress well.
But there are many so called embroidered "paper dolls" available, they are just 2D but come with changable clothes and with an interfacing or thick stabilizer you could make them 3D doll house dolls.
And there are tutorials and designs available how to embroider doll house items, as rugs, or complete fabric dolls houses.
If you are interested I'll compile a link list for this.

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leslie4632 by leslie4632 20 Aug 2011

that would be great thanks so much

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by ssampsel 19 Aug 2011

i have used some things from this site before, not usre about clothing. still yet it's very interesting.
http://www.burchell-miniatures.co...

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by marjialexa Moderator 19 Aug 2011

Wow, those are small!!! I've seen Barbie clothes, but nothing like as tiny as your doll house dolls. I've seen quilts and quilt info, too. That would be an interesting project for a digitizer, I would think. Probably have to be something like fsl, or could possibly be outline stitches, that you'd cut out and hand sew together. Interesting, maybe if I bring this back up, someone else will have an idea. Good luck, hugs, Marji

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