As to not leave my other 5 year old niece out, my sister and I had a "sewing date" with her for her birthday. My sister is done having kids and was getting rid of bags and bags of clothes. Having seen my mom make baby doll clothes out of recycled clothes, I suggest my sister save some for our Barbie clothes project. I think everyone involved was pleased with the results.
What started as this...
Ended as this...
The old outfits and new outfits together.
My sister made these.
And I made these.
These clothes were much easier to sew than the ones I did from scratch. Already having finished edges and coordinating trims made the project go quite fast. It was fun to be able to make my neice doll clothes out of something that she once wore.