Check Out the Doggie Outfits

Custom made outfits for a Toni doll can be expensive and maybe you aren’t much of a seamstress for making your own doll dresses. Here’s something that I bet you never thought of, check out pet clothing.

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My sister sent this knit dress for my doll. Since I have the P-90 which is the shortest Toni doll, it seems too big for her. I’m thinking it would fit the P-93 Toni better. It’s probably a dog sweater. Look for cute outfits in the pet section.

Here’s the same sweater dress with the excess fabric pulled to the back and pinned. A belt would help adjust the drape also. You might have to experiment to find pet outfits that properly fit a Toni doll or whatever doll you have.

dog sweater dress

Here’s why you bother even looking at pet outfits… A dress for a Toni doll either an original from the 1950s or a newly-made one can cost $25 to $50. In some cases, you can actually buy the doll for less than you spend on a single outfit for her.

What To Look For In Pet Outfits

For a Toni doll like my 14-inch one, I check for tiny or miniature dog outfits, sometimes listed as XS size on Amazon. Look for outfits for a Lhasa Apso or a Chihuahua. Often, these can be found for $3.99 and up to $12 which is much cheaper than outfits for dolls. That’s because they are mass produced, not custom made.

Things to keep in mind: Often, the outfit is cut-away underneath to fit the dog’s anatomy. Look at all the pictures to see if this will be a problem. If it is for display or casual play, maybe put that at the back and who will notice??  If it is a hoodie or jacket style outfit, the doll can wear a skirt or slacks with the short part of the jacket in the front and the longer part in the back.

Cute collars for small dogs make nice leather belts for a Toni doll. Measure your doll’s waist and then check the sizes on the pet collars for sale.

You Can Also Get Inspiration from Pet Outfits to Make Your Own Doll Dresses

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