Dress Up your Dolls

When three of the top 100 books on the Checker website feature clothes for 18″ dolls, you know what was under the Christmas tree!  That was true at my house as well.  And, since I am going for the award for best grandmother ever (I know there is stiff competition) why not make it the gift that keeps on giving???

With these books, I can add the awe factor to any occasion.  Spending a few afternoons on these cold and snowy days is enough time to make outfits for the special events in their lives.  Check out this book by Joan Hinds.  It includes 20 different outfits all downloadable from a CD-ROM.


Item #U7871  Retail $24.99

Ballet recital in May?  Present them with this outfit as a memory.


A wedding in the family?  Let them recreate it with this wedding dress….




Trick or Treat night?  This little witch would love to participate!



Taking them to a fairy princess movie????


Include a tag on the inside of the clothes commemorating the event for a priceless memory.

Sew Trendy includes 28 patterns for clothes designed to mimic the fashions of today.  They are fat quarter friendly and include many patterns that you can make WITH your child to introduce them to the joy of sewing!


Item #151050  Retail $14.95

Having them over for a sleepover?  Why not make jammies for their dolls?


First day of school?  No problem!


Need a special holiday dress?


Love to Dress Up includes 12 easy patterns as well.


Item #151025  Retail $14.95

Going to the beach?


Hosting a tea party?



You get the idea…Why not host a class each month so your customers will actually set aside the time to make them?  Be sure to have buttons and ribbons on hand.  We all know little girls love the embellishments!  And, why not invite the girls over the summer months?  Keep the other classes a secret – but have a pajama party over the summer.  They can make a pillow case, jammies for them, and jammies for their doll.

Start making memories today!

Dress Up the Dolls in your Life

Summer is approaching quickly.  Children will be out of school and parents – and grandparents – are looking for projects to keep them busy!  Why not offer a selection of doll clothes patterns and books?  We have quite a selection that fit the ever popular 18″ dolls.

Vanilla House has created a very simple dress that is sewn from rectangles!  What could be easier than that???  Four different styles are included.  Be sure to include a variety of fat quarters and trims in your display…

The Rectangle Dress

Item #VHD186  Retail $9.00

Sew Today’s Fashions includes a variety of outfits – from beginning to advanced.  I am sure there will be several that your favorite doll collector will love!

Item #772-4  Retail $22.99

Here are a few of the choices....

This book – also by Joan Hinds – includes more patterns that can be mixed and matched to create an infinite number of outfits.

Item #375-3  Retail $19.95

And, here are some of the choices…..

House of White Birches has combined 10 different patterns for those cool weather occasions…

Item #151028  Retail $14.95

And here are some of the options….

Once they have mastered making clothes for their dolls, this book is a must!  They can make matching outfits.  That’s right – this book includes patterns for little girls with matching doll outfits!  Maybe Mom or Grandma can make the child’s version while the child is making the doll version.  Talk about creating memories!!!

Item #Z5668  Retail $29.95

How cute is this????

Melissa Stramel has designed several patterns for 15 to 18 inch dolls.  These are all sold separately.

Item #MAS203  Retail  $10.00

To see the complete collection of her patterns, visit our websiste at:  //www.checkerdist.com/products/search?d=34076

Every doll needs it’s own carrying case – and this one is impressive!  Sister’s Common Thread has created the “Dolls on the Go”.

Item #SCT10127  Retail $9.00

By the end of the summer, you have created a new seamstress – and a lifetime of memories!