Design and Dress Me 18 inch doll Nightgown Sewing Kit Review #dadm12 #dollcrafts #ad

Teenie loves to craft!  She can sit for hours and create the most interesting little things!  The Hubby and I have often joked that she would be thrilled if Santa would bring her just a cardboard box, a ream of paper and a box of markers.  She especially loves to create things for her dolls and loves to sew!  I started teaching her at a young age, she would often sit and watch me sew, then started learning to stitch together little pieces of felt to make things for her dolls and bears.  
Design And Dress Me kits are a great DIY or "first sewing project," because they are designed for young kids with little or no experience in sewing, and promises to make it fun and easy. DADM kits make learning to sew a snap and include everything you need to hand sew a clothing item for your 18-inch doll such as Our Generation, Madame Alexander and American Girl dolls.  
We tried the nightgown kit which includes:
  • The custom-designed finished fabric that needs minimum cutting, no hemming is necessary.
  • Easy to read and follow step-by-step illustrated instructions
  • An easy to cut one piece pattern
  • This complete package also contains sewing notions including thread, pins and a sewing needle.
  • Also includes a small bow and a label to add fun details and finish your project!

The Pros:
We loved that the Design And Dress Me kit had everything in it, so no last minute trips to the craft store.  We also liked that Teenie could do every aspect of this kit herself. I was there with her, but she pretty much did it on her own.  You don't even need a sewing machine to complete this project. The only things you will need are a pair of scissors and an iron. The feeling of accomplishment that comes along with finishing a project is the best thing you get out of this kit. Teenie has been so proud to show everyone that she did it by by herself!

The Cons:
The only cons that Teenie and I could come up with is that there wasn't any instruction on basic sewing stitches. We didn't need it, but someone who has never sewn anything in their life, might have some trouble. 

All in all we thought this was a great little kit and would make a great gift for a doll lover or aspiring seamstress or would just be a great way to spend some time with Mom or even Grandma!  

I received this item free of charge from the manufacturer for review and testing purposes. All opinion are my own and have not been influenced in any way. No further compensation was received.