Do you have any young ones in your life that play with dolls? Those tiny clothes are crazy expensive!! My twin nieces who are 7 love these dolls, but the outfits in stores were $14.99 a pop. Yikes. A search for Only Hearts Club Doll tutorials and free Only Hearts Club patterns did not turn up much, but thankfully a random bulletin board clued me in to the fact that Blythe doll clothes fit Only Hearts Club dolls! Here is some visual inspiration,links, and my own pattern I used for the leggings.
This was a perfect project to use up fabric scraps and random embellishments/buttons. It’s a Christmas present, so I can’t wait to hear how they like their new outfits! I didn’t take any detailed shots of my construction – but I used lots of little sew on snaps, velcro scraps, and thin elastic. Lots of the edges I just “pinked” (using pinking shears that cut the fabric on the bias at 45 degree angles so it doesn’t fray) instead of trying to sew tiny little hems.
Here are links to the patterns I used, and my own pattern that I used for a longer dress version and for the pants!
I’ll admit that it was fun to use gaudy gems and trims! Sewing the tiny stuff on was exhausting though – so I recommend breaking this project up over a few days. Have you ever sewn doll clothes? I feel like sewing for a bigger doll would be easy after this.
*Note in the comments that Laura kindly shared that vintage Skipper doll sewing patterns also fit OHC dolls so keep your eyes peeled or raid someone’s vintage pattern stash to try it out yourself!