Welcome to Dollydoodles
Contemporary Dolls Clothing for Sasha, Gregor and the Sasha Babies
Last updated: 6th April 2014

 

The website will be closed for a few more weeks, I'm afraid, but contrary to rumours, I will be opening again soon. I just needed a break!

 

Like many of us, I have been enjoying Kendal's blog (I always do - not just because it features Dollydoodles at the moment!) and today's instalment brought memories of my early days of sewing for Sasha flooding back. If you've not visited Kendal's blog (call yourself a Sasha collector? !!), then it can be found on http://kendalssashabrood.wordpress.com

Many of you know my story, but I thought it may be of interest to tell it again!

As Kendal says, I was discovered making sleepsuits for 9" Berenguer babies and Ashton Drake's 10" Emmy dolls from their Tiny Miracles range on evilbay towards the end of 2009. I received an email from Anne-Marie, who many of you will know, asking if the sleepsuits fitted the Sasha babies. Sasha babies? I didn't even know there WERE Sasha babies. The email was shortly followed by one from Kendal, who seemed to know Anne-Marie, and then there were several more, and all these people apparently know each other!

Ashley - from the Ashton Drake Tiny Miracles series

 

My little Berenguer baby

 

Kendal won the navy blue sleepsuit shown on her blog but we soon discovered it was slightly too big as the AD dolls are wider than the Sashas, so with the help of many emails and phone calls, a special prototype for Sasha was produced and sent off to Kendal, but it was still too big. Unbelievably, there was a dearth of babies, especially of the brunette girls, which I particularly wanted, but Shelly had this little fella with very sticky-out hair on her site, so Kendal bought him (so difficult to get Kendal to buy a new doll!) and had him delivered to me.

 

   

 

   

And here he is, still looking swamped in what was prototype number 2. He stayed here at Dollydoodles HQ for several weeks, helping to develop a perfected pattern and became known as Scary because of his somewhat wayward hair! Eventually Kendal tracked down a brunette baby for me, who I named Sorrel, and of course, she was the first of many - we can all tell THAT story. (I now have 9 babies) I eventually managed to produce a Sasha-sized sleepsuit, although I must admit that the original pattern has had a few tweaks here and there since then.

 

   

     

 

   

Scary and Sorrel, my very first Sasha doll

 

   

     

 

   

This was the new Sasha-sized version of the too-big sleepsuit that started everything off, as it appeared on eBay early in 2010

 

   

Little did I realise when I received those emails back at the end of 2009 that they would be a turning point in my life - and that my house would never be tidy again. But I wouldn't have it any other way! Sewing for Sasha (and Gregor and the rest of the clan) has meant that I can pursue my love of sewing not only with a passion but with a purpose too, as well as meeting a great many lovely people. What more could I ask? A big 'thank you' not only to Kendal but to everyone else who has supported and encouraged me along the way.

 

   

My apologies for a very wonky presentation - websites don't work quite the same way as blogs and this page isn't set up for a layout which includes photos - but as I seem to be including them fairly regularly, it looks as though that's another job to be done WHEN I have time!

 

May I welcome you to the Dollydoodles website, where you will find a variety of outfits which have been specially made for Sasha and Gregor dolls.

Although some of the Sasha dolls are around fifty years old, my designs are influenced by what young children are wearing today. Dollydoodles outfits are unique as they are made from my own patterns, from scratch, and I try out and change each new design until it is a perfect fit. I work predominantly with cotton jersey fabrics. All fabrics are new and seams are neatened with matching thread, although there are exceptions as sometimes, stretch fabrics are best left alone as they don't fray and neatening will distort the outfit. Dollydoodles is just me, with my trusty sewing machine, so my output is limited and for this reason, I cannot undertake commissions or special orders. All items bear a Dollydoodles label and can only be bought new from this website.

I have divided Dollydoodles outfits into two ranges - the Special Editions and the Basics - so please make sure you look at both pages! Items in the Basics range can usually be repeated, as long as I can buy similar fabric, but the Special Editions are made from fabrics of which I have a limited, unrepeatable supply. I have chosen to call them 'Special' editions rather that 'Limited' because it is not easy to predict how many items I can make out of a piece of fabric - I often make two or three different outfits from a special piece of fabric, and prefer not to cut it all out at once. I also use an embroidery machine to enhance some of the outfits in the 'Special Editions' range.

Please remember that Dollydoodles clothing for Sashas and Gregors is made with adult collectors in mind and may contain parts which make them unsuitable playthings for young children.


Dollydoodles clothing can only be purchased new from this website.           I don't sell anywhere else.

 

From time to time, Dollydoodles outfits are sold on, and I have noticed a few just lately being passed off as 'Dollydoodles', which I don't recognise, particularly t-shirts! My reputation for well-made oufits for Sasha and Gregor is obviously very important to me, so I would like to point out that if an item of Sasha or Gregor clothing does not have my label in it (or is not part of a set which has a label), then it is not made by me. The only items which do not carry a Dollydoodles label are the Beanie Hats.

 
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