Well, the weather may have given spring a little trial run a couple of weeks ago, but winter’s back and currently showing us who’s boss at this time of the year! With howling gales and torrential rain outside last night, we all snuggled up nice and cosy for the evening in thick pyjamas and fluffy socks, and went to bed warm and snuggly under our duvets…
And why should dollies be any different? Aside from the fact that, as any little ‘mummy’ (or ‘daddy’) will tell you- dollies are real, so of course they feel the cold, they actually DO get cold! Have you ever had a small little child climb into bed with you for an early morning cuddle? While they’re all nice and warm from sleep (as are you), and then dolly gets held against you for a kiss… In the middle of winter it can be quite a shock, just how cold those poor ‘babies’ can get overnight!
So was my thinking many years ago, when I designed and made my first Winter Snuggly Sleepsuit for all those poor, freezing cold baby dolls! Based on real babies’ sleeping bags, they are made from a beautifully soft fleece fabric, and being fully enclosed along the bottom edge, the little sleepsuits should keep dollies warm whatever the weather outside! With the addition of long sleeves, dolly doesn’t even have to be fully tucked in with a blanket to keep cosy all night long!
Like all of my other doll’s clothes, these little sleeping suits are made in a simple style and are easy for little girls and boys to put on/ take off their dolls by themselves. The one piece design incorporates wide armholes, so there is no fiddling about, breaking dolly’s arms off in the dressing process, and elastic around the neck makes doing the back Velcro fastening easy!
Of course, slotting a doll into a small neck opening wouldn’t ever work well, so I’ve made the back opening nice and deep- dolly might end up folded in half in the process of getting ready for bed, but it doesn’t HAVE to! With a decent sized Velcro fastening, and a good overlap at the back of the sleepsuit, dolly won’t get a chill down the back either! Roomy enough to accommodate doll’s legs and a nappy if wanted, the main body of the sleepsuit is nice and wide, and plenty long enough to allow for all size variations that dollies are made in!
Usually on my website from around early October until April, these little sleepsuits are available in all three of my Dolly Clothes Sizes. I currently have two designs for sale- my Winter Snuggly Sleepsuit, aimed mainly at girl dollies, and my Owl Print Snuggly Sleepsuit, aimed mainly at the boys.
And, even better- not only do they make dollies look nice and cosy; they make them nice and snuggly to cuddle up with as well!