Doll Days Blog Tour

DSC_0273   My friend Erin Hentzel has just released her latest book called Doll Days!

Doll Days! is a fabulous doll clothes pattern book, inspired by vintage styles and designed with modern flair for 18″ dolls, such as the American Girl Doll.

I love this book!  It has fabulous pictures, instructions, and patterns.  To be honest, I’ve never sewn a doll dress before (gasp).  My mom always sews the dresses for the dolls.  The instructions were easy to follow and the dress came out perfect!  I can’t wait to make more of these little dresses – how perfect for birthday or Christmas gifts!  There are also suggestions of how to change up the patterns or add embellishments.  You can follow the basic patterns and then add your own creativity.


I made the Vintage Party Dress with elastic sleeve.  This is my favorite style of dress and I think it would be so fun to make Sally and dolly matching dresses sometime!  The dress I made for the Mary Ellen doll is from Vintage Picnic by Moda.


I added a little lace trim to the hem and a ribbon sash.  I love that the shoes match!


Check out these fabulous designers to see even more Doll Days! inspiration 🙂

Here’s the complete schedule:

June 13 Kickoff! Erin on the  C&T blog

June 14 Amanda on  Jedi Craft Girl

June 15 Erin on  Dear Stella

June 16 Karen on  Karen Mom of Three

June 17 Erin on  Sew Mama Sew

June 20 Lindsay on  Lindsay Sews

June 21 Jane on  Janie Carroll Designs

June 22 Bonnie on  Fishsticks Designs Blog

June 23 Tracy on  Generation Q Magazine

June 24 Rachael on  RJR Blog

June 27 Cherry on  Cherry Blossoms Studio

June 28 Final stop! Erin (me!) on  Avery Lane Sewing



  1. Amanda ~ I am playing catch up from being so busy away from my computer a lot of the day for the past couple weeks, but I had to comment. The dress you made is just too cute! I need to get going and start sewing some clothing for the 18 inch dolls because both of my Granddaughter’s have a doll. I’m hoping to get some new clothes for their dolls made by me this year instead of buying them outfits. From what I have seen so far, this looks like a great book.
    Thanks for showing this adorable dress you’ve made.

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