Sewing for Bitty Twin Boys
My nephew and my daughter both have a bitty twin boy. I’ve found that most of the 18″ doll patterns fit bitty twins, even though they are technically 15″ dolls. I used the V-neck tee from LJC and the Cargo shorts pattern from 123 Mulberry street. Check out my 12 Best Boy Doll Patterns if you’d like links to these & other great boy patterns.
I made this outfit from completely outgrown and thoroughly ruined old clothes. Free projects are my favorite! Evan is 4, and he thinks it’s really neat that baby Evan wears his old shirt. I cut the center front from the center of his old shirt, & got to keep the football players head.
I should tell you that my daughter and my nephew Evan both named their dolls Evan. The little doll just looks like my nephew so much to me! You can see a side by side of the boy & the doll here. 3 Evans gets confusing, even when two of them aren’t alive.
Nobody was thrilled when I got Evan a doll. I don’t understand it at all. He’s so rough & tumble that I wanted a toy that bring out his compassion. My nephew reminds me of my brothers growing up. He’s one of those kids who will want to race dirt bikes and blow things up…a parental heart attack but an aunt’s pride & joy.
He loves to drop baby Evan from tall trees or put him in a car and wreck it into a wall. You know, compassionate things like that. But I know he loves his doll, because if anybody else tries to play rough with it, Evan goes ballistic. He’s not the kind of kid who cries if he gets hit or teased by a kid, but I’ve seen tears in his eyes if someone mistreats his doll. Tears, followed by punches. Yup, that’s my littlest nephew.
Anyways, he loves Baby Evan’s new outfit, and I plan to make some jeans & hoodies soon. I want to keep him playing with his doll as long as possible, if nothing else just to annoy his parents and my husband. (Mean spirited chuckle ;)
My daughter has always been into BB guns and tomboy stuff. Evans brother is totally into sports & video games- Julian wouldn’t be caught dead with a doll. I just try to encourage whatever they like.
Kids are cool people, it’s kind of neat to let see what they like without influencing them too much. Children are naturally inclined to try to “please” adults. They really try to behave in the way that they think we want them to act. One of my favorite things about Evan is…he really doesn’t try to please anyone. Every sweet little thing he does- its because he wants to out if the goodness of his heart. But prepare for a battle if you think he’s going to do something he doesn’t want to. You can’t use psychology on this kid. He’s strong willed. I love it! Do you have a strong willed child?