Green Idea: DIY Doll Dress out of an Old Sock

My daughter’s “newborn” Cabbage Patch doll came with her own little romper. It’s fine, but let’s face it: sometimes a doll yearns for a more elegant evening look. One made out of an old sock, perhaps. One that comes complete with a matching wide belt and hat.

If you have a doll in a similar predicament, there is an easy solution, and it doesn’t require a sewing machine. All you need is an old sock, a pair of scissors, and an eye for fine fashion.

How to Make a Doll Dress out of a Sock:

  1. Find an old sock that is about the size of the doll. The opening of the sock will be the neck of the dress. Cut the sock near the heel so the bottom of the dress flares out in a subtle and sophisticated way.
  2. Cut two slits on either side of the sock for arm holes.
  3. Cut the toe off the sock to make a cunning matching hat.
  4. Cut a ring out of the remaining sock to make a belt, if desired.

Many of you may be wondering where I got the mary jane sock/shoe booties to complete this look. These are one-of-a-kind hand-crocheted booties my mother made Audrey before she was born.

Have fun creating new clothes for an old doll. Recycling at its most beautiful.

This post is a part of Works for Me Wednesday, hosted by We are THAT Family.


  1. I love it! All the dolls in our house seem to be naked at the moment so that will make a great project for our hot summer days for me and my big daughter! Thanks

  2. I love the reconstructed outfit, passing on down to the next generation things that have lived their first lives. Reminds me of some books my mom has from the post-World War Two era that talk about how to cut down old clothes and uniforms for use by other members of the family.

    Great idea and thanks for sharing!

  3. That is adorable! And thrifty, to boot!

  4. LOL. This is funny and adorable. Thanks for the giggle.

  5. This is a fantastic idea! You could have a lot of fun using wild socks to make different dresses *L*

Speak Your Mind