18" Doll Clothes - seejoansew - Joan Dickhaut

Clinton, Massachusetts · 742 Sales


18" Doll Clothes - seejoansew - Joan Dickhaut

Clinton, Massachusetts 742 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Where have all the beds and blankies gone?

Once upon a time, I had a job I didn't like and decided to see if I could make my way in the world by selling the doll beds, quilts and linens that I created in my spare time. I started a website and named it Beds-n-Blankies.

Since I had never sewn doll clothes, I asked my sister if she would make some pajamas and robes for my dolls to wear while they modeled my bedding. Eventually, I got tired of always seeing my dolls dressed in nighties so I asked if she would make a couple dresses. And some tops and bottoms. And a few costumes. I began to feel like a mooch, always asking her for more clothes. I decided I needed to be self sufficient and learn how to sew my own and with a lot of guidance and tips from my sister, my doll clothes sewing skills gradually improved.

It didn't take long before I figured out how to modify sewing patterns, which led to drawing and drafting my own designs. Combining these new skills with my quilting background and passion for coordinating fabrics and textures, my dolls' wardrobes expanded to more than I could ever use. I listed a few things for sale and was soon selling more clothes than quilts.

I still love quilting and when I finish creating all the doll clothes designs that are begging to be made, I will return to my roots; Beds-n-Blankies. (Est. 2005)

Joan (seejoansew)

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    My passion is designing and creating collector quality doll clothes, jewelry and accessories that are a pleasure to play with and a treasure to own.

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Last updated on Aug 26, 2018
Frequently asked questions
What size doll does this fit?

Do all 5'5" people wear the same size? No! The size of 18" dolls can vary just as much as the size of people. Some brands are quite thin while others are very plump. Even dolls within the same brand line may vary in size based on when they were manufactured.

My doll clothes are specifically designed to fit 18" American Girl & Boy Dolls. It will be slightly loose on the current dolls and snug on the older dolls.

It will also fit most 18" Our Generation, My Life As, My Sibling/My Pal, Gotz, Madame Alexander, My Imagination, Springfield and similar sized dolls. Some things will be large on Journey Girls.

It will not fit Boy Story, Carpatina, Magic Attic, Kidz-N-Cats, BFC Inc.

Please contact me if you have questions or need measurements.

Is this safe for children?

Many items are safe for children, however, some things are made for adult collectors and older, responsible children (13+) for display purposes and gentle play only.

Listing descriptions will state if an item contains:
* Parts that are ARE NOT TOYS and may not be suitable for children under age 13.
* Parts that are DELICATE and may be damaged by young children or rough play.
* Long strings or SMALL PARTS that may pose a strangulation or CHOKING HAZARD for young children, babies and pets.

Is there really only 1 available? Is that color really sold out?

Sometimes... Contact me if you want to order multiples or a color that is sold out and I'll see what I can do.

How is it made?

I make every effort to provide you with well fitting, durable clothes that are beautiful both inside and out. Some of my garments are reversible, many have full linings, all are professionally assembled and finished. Clothing, jewelry and accessories are made with high quality materials, well practiced techniques and a lot of attention to detail.

I test materials for bleeding and crocking. However, due to the nature of vinyl, dyes and fabrics, staining may occur and it is highly recommend that you check and change your dolls frequently, no matter who makes your doll clothes.

When will it ship?

The shipping details for each listing show my current processing time for that item, however, VERY LARGE ORDERS MAY TAKE LONGER.

Most orders ship in 1-5 business days.

Some items are “Made To Order” and are made AFTER they are purchased and paid for. This allows me to offer a greater variety of items. Most orders are ready to ship within 1 week but during busy periods, it may take 6 weeks or more. (If it will take longer than a week, I will contact you with the expected mailing date.) Orders are queued as they are received. If you need a Made To Order item in a hurry, please contact me before you purchase to see if I can meet your deadline.

Upgrading to Priority Mail only involves the USPS and does not make me sew faster!

How will it ship?

Orders ship for a flat rate of $3.50 via USPS, First Class with tracking, delivery confirmation and insurance. Please allow 10 business days for delivery. Shipping upgrades are available at checkout. (Priority Mail upgrade only involves the USPS, not my processing time.)

All orders are carefully inspected before wrapping and shipping. If something is damaged in transit, please keep the packaging it arrived in and contact me immediately. I will need your cooperation, including a statement and photos of the damaged item and packaging for insurance purposes.

If stolen mail is a problem in your area, upgrading your order to include a Signature Confirmation may help reduce the risk of theft. Packages marked "Delivered" are no longer insured.

Do you accept returns and cancellations?

Ready to Ship & Made to Order Items:
If you are not completely happy with your purchase, please contact me via Etsy within 1 week of delivery and we can discuss a resolution. The buyer is responsible for all shipping costs and any loss in value if the item is not returned in its original condition and odor/fragrance free. Cancellations are accepted before the item ships.

Custom Made Items:
Returns for custom made items are accepted only if it will fit a standard 18" doll and can be easily resold. Odd sized or unusual customs are not returnable. Cancellations are accepted before work begins. Once I start working on your custom order, only 50% of your payment will be refunded.

Care instructions

Most clothing items are hand washable unless otherwise stated in the listing description.

For best results: Hand wash in cool water with mild detergent. Hang to dry. Press with a warm iron and a pressing cloth if needed.

Use caution when ironing. Some embellishments, threads and fabrics (especially faux leather) will melt.

What else should I know?

Beds-n-Blankies is not affiliated with American Girl or any other doll or toy company.

All items are made and stored in my smoke free home. (We've had cats in the past but not since Oct. 2017.)

Each item is individually hand crafted and may vary slightly from the samples shown. Due to variations in monitors and devices, colors may appear different from what they actually are.

Most listings are for individual pieces and NOT complete outfits. Please read the descriptions carefully so you know exactly what you are buying.

If you have any questions or concerns, please Convo me prior to your purchase or before leaving a review and I will be happy to help.