Mini Mini-Me

A few months ago a customer asked me to send some dress scraps to Debra at Apple Tree House so that her daughter’s doll could arrive with a matching outfit. Since then it’s been in the back of my mind to make some matching doll clothes to a few dresses. I’m wondering how much more work can I possibly create for myself: Boo has to match me, I have to match Boo, now we both have to match the doll?!

I remember begging my mother to buy me nightgowns at Richway when I was little that came with an identical doll-sized versions for my Cabbage Patch Kid doll… was a big deal. I LOVE the little perfect miniature creations that Melanie makes for her Melamoose Co Etsy store (they sell out immediately) and we’ve been talking about a collaboration. I decided to test it out with a twirl skirt and top. This is Abby….she’s a 15″ Pottery Barn doll:

It is a mini version of this larger twirl skirt:

Here is a photo of the new owner of the twirl skirt: Haven. She is a 15″ Bamboletta doll. SO cute! Thanks for the photo Carli!

I made a cute matching set featuring my ladybug silk screen…..and Boo confiscated it immediately. She could care less about dolls and doll clothes UNLESS they are perfect little clones….then she’ll spend all day with them! Here she is begging me not to sell it…..she rarely asks for anything, so of course I caved. She’s worn it everyday this week!

Abby is a great model. I just hold her by the hair and dangle her in front of the camera. Much easier than a human model.

We are waiting on our 10″ doll from Apple Tree House to size clothing for smaller dolls!

I couldn’t resist a Matryoshka silk screen with matching mini-me version:

Changing the subject….I finally started incorporating my new LBB Signature Print into some dresses. I’ve narrowed it down to three favorites for the name (to win the summer scarf)…..which do you like the best?

1. Easy as Pi
2. Q-T-Pi
3. Batik Geek

Flashback: Last summer I launched my Halter Dress Pattern. I was looking through my photos and just loved these. Had to share. Boo looks so young and her hair is so short! If you are looking for an easy beginner pattern for some summer dresses, this one is perfect.

One LAST announcement:

Do you have a Lil Blue Boo long sleeved dress from my shop that you want your little one to wear into the summer!? You still have a few days left to send them in to have the sleeves shortened for summer free of charge! (Must be postmarked by May 15th and include a postage paid return envelope) Contact me if you need my P.O. address.



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Living a simple, creative life in #smalltownusa Bryson City, NC. Renovating a 1960s ranch house and an old train depot. Thank you for reading! Read more in my about section. 


  1. 1
    Forever You says:

    Love the Mini me! It is a great idea! and as for the name Q-T-Pi is nice to the ear!

  2. 2

    What a fashionable doll Abby is! Great model I agree, but Boo is still my favorite :)

    As for the name of your signature fabric i like Q-T-Pi.

  3. 3
    Forever Owen says:

    I'm lovin' the Lady Bug outfit! The girls are crazy for lady bugs in my house! My daughter is 3 and she loves having her baby dolls match her too! I like the name, Q-T-Pi!

  4. 4
    JMoose says:

    Definitely – Q-T-Pi!!!!

  5. 5
    Michelle says:

    Uhm YES, dollies must match their mamas. I have two daughters, who always coordinate/match. I try to match them and they each have dollies with tons of matching outfits. It is my sickness!

  6. 6
    Audra Lynn says:

    My vote's for Q-T-Pi!

  7. 7

    I realize it's not helpful to add a fourth option to the list, but I like Geek Batik way better than Batik Geek! Much more iambic somehow. Geek Batik is my fave!

  8. 8

    Q Ti Pi!!!!

    Need a doll dress!

  9. 9
    kpmattingly says:

    I like Batik Geek best but I kinda agree with Katy–Geek Batik. Cute!

    I seriously LOVE the ladybugs and the mini mes!

  10. 10
    Kestlyn says:

    ooooh I was totally going to say Q-T-Pi until I read the responses…Geek Batik sounds like a winner to me!

  11. 11
    Mama Pea says:

    So cute! My daughter loves having matching clothes with her doll. I love the ladybug one!

  12. 12
    Attilio says:

    i was going with Q-T-Pi too but then i think i agree with a couple of other peoples responses, Geek Batik sounds like it..

  13. 13
    Brandie says:

    LOVE Geek Batik! Perfect!

  14. 14
    Monika says:

    I love "Easy as Pi"! And I adore the doll dresses, I wonder if they'll fit American Girl dolls?

  15. 15
    Vanessa says:

    I like Q-T-Pi (a unique name for a unique fabric)!

  16. 16
    Veronica says:

    I like Q-T-Pi

  17. 17

    you mean to say you don't dangle your daughter by her hair to get a great pic? LOL! :)

  18. 18
    Jennifer says:

    Q-T-Pi for sure!

  19. 19
    mummalu says:

    Hi, Just came across your blog, having a lovely read! I'm heading to my second hand shop now to see what I can find to chop up and later grab one of your patterns. Thanks!

  20. 20
    Ashley says:

    I am there! Lucy will wear things so much more frequently if it comes with mini me clothes, ergo my mini me outfits I made in the LBB challenge :)

  21. 21

    Number 2 for sure!!

  22. 22
    Fulcher Family Fun!!! says:

    Easy as Pi

  23. 23
    Sallie says:

    I love Batik Geek, it's kind of Batik Chic but applicable to the design.

  24. 24

    Batik Geek or Geek Batik, love either one!

  25. 25

    Just wanted to say thanks for all your wonderful inspiration. I recently purchasd your seinna dress pattern and I'm so pleased! I did a post today showing off some of my creations and highlighting you of course :) Thanks again, and by the way my vote is for Q-T-Pi, Kate

  26. 26
    Cole's Corner says:

    I agree, that is one of the easiest and most fun patterns!

    I like Q-T-Pi… nothing you do is easy as pi- you just make it look like it's easy.

    I LOVE the matching doll clothes. I can't wait until my Boo gets into that! Maybe if I make her some matching clothes….

  27. 27
    Preppy Little Dress says:

    So cute!!

  28. 28

    I love Easy as PI.
    My hubby knows PI to the 40th place and is always repeating it! LOL
    These designs are all so darn cute.
    Molly P

  29. 29

    On the voting for the name of the new fabric… I wanted to vote for #1 Easy as Pi

    Thanks!! Love all you do!!
    Tracy Lynn :)

  30. 30
    Erin Cookmeyer says:

    I am voting for #1. Easy as Pi
    Such a cute name!

  31. 31
    missavene says:

    I love the matching doll clothes!! so cute! And my fav is "Batik Geek"

  32. 32
    Brianna! says:

    They are all so ADORABLE!!

    came across your blog on Friday follow!


  33. 33
    Hanna's Mom says:

    You are so darn crafty! Love the cute mini me. The Q TPi is a great name!

  34. 34

    Matching doll clothes? Heck, yeah! And you all need matching purses and headbands and bangles and graffiti shoes!

  35. 35
    Becky Jean says:

    AWESOME! I LOVE t-shirts and now I won't be sad when I am done with them, great ideas for upcycling! Thanks for posting!