Forever18Inches

For Beautiful Dolls and Those Who Love Them

308 Sales

Forever18Inches

For Beautiful Dolls and Those Who Love Them

308 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(191)

Shop owner

Karen

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Announcement   NEW LISTINGS! These samples are pattern proofs or prototypes from recent patterns I've published. Many of them were used in the cover art for the patterns. All items close with snaps (no velcro) and have a Forever 18 Inches label.

For all the latest news be sure to visit my Facebook page, which is updated regularly. If you'd like advance notice of future listings just let me know you'd like to be added to my mailing list. People on my mailing list will be notified of a release 24 hours before the general public.


I'm honored and grateful for the many requests for Custom Items I've received over the past few months. Unfortunately, as of this date, I won't be able to accept any more for quite a while. I have many ideas I'd like to explore, and I'm looking forward to bringing them to life and getting feedback from everyone (which, I think, is the best part:).

-Karen-

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 24, 2017

NEW LISTINGS! These samples are pattern proofs or prototypes from recent patterns I've published. Many of them were used in the cover art for the patterns. All items close with snaps (no velcro) and have a Forever 18 Inches label.

For all the latest news be sure to visit my Facebook page, which is updated regularly. If you'd like advance notice of future listings just let me know you'd like to be added to my mailing list. People on my mailing list will be notified of a release 24 hours before the general public.


I'm honored and grateful for the many requests for Custom Items I've received over the past few months. Unfortunately, as of this date, I won't be able to accept any more for quite a while. I have many ideas I'd like to explore, and I'm looking forward to bringing them to life and getting feedback from everyone (which, I think, is the best part:).

-Karen-

Karen

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Karen

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(191)
Kimberly Gluvna

Kimberly Gluvna on May 31, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This jumper outfit is awesome! The shirt and jumper are so well matched. They fit perfectly.

Dorcas E.

Dorcas E. on May 25, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful dress! And I love the cute little shorts you sent as an extra gift. You’re the best! Thank you so much. The shipping was fast as well.

Sally S. Kriebel

Sally S. Kriebel on May 24, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Such a pretty little dress for summer. My Ivy will love it, too. Thank you, Karen.

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About

I Sew for Paint

I've always loved dolls and miniatures. In fact, my earliest sewing adventures were for my dolls. My tenth birthday present from my Mother was a real, honest-to-goodness sewing basket tricked out with my own scissors, a thimble, pins, needles, thread, a Barbie pattern, and some pretty flannel with pink rosebuds and matching rick-rack. I was in heaven!

I sewed for myself and others up through high school, but once I began college art school my time was focused elsewhere. Both of my children are boys who were not into "fou fou," but after many years my inner pink bubbled out again when my great nieces received their first American Girl dolls. Oh, the fabrics, the trim, the patterns, the possibilities...and the growing fabric stash, threatening to take over my cupboards.

During that same phase of my life, I also began painting again. Because my painting habit could easily swallow the family checkbook, opening up an Etsy shop seemed like a good tactical move for the sake of my closet space and budget. I began by listing some doll outfits left over from a craft show that a friend had dared me to participate in, and to my surprise and delight, I sold out.

I've discovered that I still love to sew for dolls, particularly the 18" dolls because of the possibilities for detail that their larger size allows. After several years and many tiny outfits later, sewing on this scale continues to be as much fun as ever. And I've learned that there are additional perks in selling my work online: I am officially the world's coolest aunt, and my sons have toned their teasing down. Maybe just a notch or two--but I'll take it.

- Karen -

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  • Karen Wadsworth

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I've worn many hats throughout my life, but my favorites have always been the ones that allowed me to work with color and design. I've learned that I'm happiest when creating. (Cooking excepted. Everyone should have one spectator sport!)

Shop policies

Last updated on January 8, 2014
Thank you for visiting Forever 18 Inches! I strive to create beautifully designed and sewn doll clothes from quality materials that will last. Although my models are American Girl dolls, I am not affiliated with any doll manufacturer. The dolls are for display only and not for sale. Items used for props only will be so noted in the item description.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Customer satisfaction is my number one priority. If for some reason you do encounter a problem, please convo me immediately for a resolution. I will do my best to "make it right." If you wish to return an item for any reason, returns must be made within 7 days of receipt in its original condition. Refunds or credit toward the purchase of a different item will be given for the purchase price of the item only, not for the original shipping charges. The cost to return the item to me is the buyer's responsibility. I do ask that you please convo me prior to returning an item.
Payment
Payment thru PayPal is requested within 48 hours. If you have an unforeseen delay in payment, please convo me within the 48 hours. Life happens to all of us; I'm happy to work with you when it does. I just need to hear from you!
Shipping
Normally, your items will be shipped within 48 hours USPS first class mail. If an item requires special shipping requirements such as a box , it will be noted in the item description. If you would prefer Priority Mail shipping, please advise me prior to payment and I will adjust the listing for you to include Priority Mail shipping costs.

I will ship internationally; I do request that international buyers convo me prior to purchase so that I can work out shipping costs. I can always reserve an outfit for you while I work out the details.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome custom orders. If you have a special request, I will do my best to meet your wishes. I hope you enjoy browsing and shopping in my store!