The kids recently decided that their dolls were suffering from a severe clothing shortage, so we threw together some instant gratification felt outfits using a technique I remember using as a child.
The top is a single rectangle of felt, with a hold in the middle for the neck and a line extending down from it until it is large enough to fit over the doll’s head. Felt stretches slightly (as you can tell by the puckering in the above photo), so it can be quite a snug fit.
The skirt is a circle, once again with a circle cut out of the middle. Like a poodle skirt, minus the sewing =)
Johnny added a rubber band to make his doll a Robin Hood outfit. You could achieve a more polished result by using hair bands instead of rubber bands.
Not fancy, but possible for any child to make, so long as they have the scissor skills! I did most of the cutting for these, but once the kids get a little older they’ll make outfits on their own, limited only by their own imaginations and the colors of felt we have on hand!