Camelot's Treasures' History
I am one of those people who can't sit still. So when we moved to Maine and had my second child, it just wasn't feasible for me to have a job outside of the home. But I couldn't stand not feeling like a "productive" member of the family (although being a mom is definitely a full time job!). I asked my husband to buy me a sewing machine, to give me some form of creative outlet.
It started as sewing clothes for my children. Then sewing outfits to sell on Ebay. Soon Christmas was coming around, and I wanted to make a wardrobe for my daughter's Cabbage Patch Kid Doll. My daughter's first year in school, it seemed that there was a birthday party every other weekend, but with some financial stress we couldn't afford to buy gifts, so I started to make stuff. And then I started to get requests to make stuff for other people, and that's when Camelot's Treasures really took off.
Unfortunately the Cabbage Patch Kid outfits weren't taking off, but I was re-introduced to the American Girl Doll. I remember wanting one for myself when I was a girl, and was amazed to find that there were just as popular, if not more, now. I realized that a lot of families wanted outfits for their dolls, that were affordable and unique.
About our Fashions
As a mom of two, I want to make sure that my children have toys that will last. If I wouldn't buy it myself, I wouldn't even consider selling it. So each and every item that is sold on this site, will go through rigorous testing (a 7 year old boy trying on the outfits) and quality assurance. All items are sewn with great attention to detail, finished seams where necessary, and completed garments. And as always, if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, please let me know as soon as possible!
Each purchase comes with a special care card to let you know how to take care of your items.
We make our clothing for real play, so most of your purchases are washable. The materials we use - especially the cotton blends - are prewashed to help prevent shrinkage and staining. We like to wash them in a cold/warm cycle, and dry on low to ensure longevity.
Some items, however, are very delicate so washing should be done with a damp cloth and air dried.
Please keep in mind that leaving any type of material can cause staining on your doll. Be sure to change your doll's outfit often!