Blythe-dolls and doll bedding

Have  you noticed the doll craze with Blythe?  On Ebay along you can purchase a Blythe doll for oh….several hundred dollars or several thousand dollars. Depending on the make and the model. Hair color, eye color, whether the knees bend. I found a relatively inexpensive doll that works for my business….her legs do not bend which I thought would be fine, but it is problematic at times for certain photo props.

There are blogs, and Facebook Groups, Doll fashion pages all devoted solely to Blythe. How-to’s, DIY posts, furniture groups, Pinterest boards.

I was recently invited by someone to Blythe.com to design several things and bring my bedding and patterns.. Not being able to travel at this time, I have turned my efforts to my favorite thing! Doll bedding and doll bedding patterns. I love pretty beds that have pretty bedding on them.

Blythe doll beds are becoming more and more popular. I ended up re purposing a Barbie bed and spray  painted it for my doll bedding.

White for a Shabby Look, and I did another bed dark brown. Pink and purple weren’t my color of choice for this project and that is often what most Barbie Bed colors are.

Below is a vintage Ginny bed that I painted white.

11 inch Shabby Doll Bedding Set pattern

PDF instant download pattern is here @ https://www.etsy.com/listing/271202933/sewing-pattern-pdf-11-inch-fashion-doll?ga_search_query=blythe&ref=shop_items_search_8

Then quite by chance I found a few wooden beds online – pink (a vintage Ginny Bed). Ginny beds are a tiny bit shorter than what a Blythe doll needs. I believe they come in 10″-10 1/2″ long. What I ended up doing was making several pillows, pillow shams, so that when Blythe was laying on the bed she was sort of propped up in a half sitting position and that made the bed barely long enough.

If you must get a Blythe doll bed there are some lovely ones for sale on Etsy.

ruffled comforter

I created a very simple pattern, with plenty of pictures to make the basic mattress, flat sheet, pillowcase with the pillow insert, ruffled comforter and sham. Here it is shown in a simple neutral shade, but could be made in expensive silks, simple cottons and more.IMG_0206

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Below I just used beautiful gray and cream silks, and beautiful bridal laces and trims.

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When sewing doll bedding I used the simplest sewing methods + the prettiest fabric and trims. That always results in a pretty made bed!

Be sure to sign up for my free Ebook-French Doll Bedding in 3 different sizes. Just the basics. But a great start for bedding in 3 sizes. American Girl, Blythe/Barbie size and dollhouse miniature size.

Thank you for coming by!

Debbie

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