After DeLaine Erickson retired from Cass County Health Systems as a Lab Technician, she decided she needed a hobby. She enjoyed sewing, so she started sewing a few doll clothes for her granddaughters’ American Girl Dolls. She gifted the doll clothes for birthdays, and Christmases, but when her granddaughters grew up and out of the doll stage, DeLaine continued to sew for the fun of it.
One day DeLaine was talking with her cousin about her hobby, and her cousin shared that she also sewed doll clothes, but she visited craft shows to sell them. DeLaine’s cousin invited DeLaine to join her at a craft show, and the rest is history. After partnering with her cousin for a little over a year, DeLaine decided to venture out on her own.
Today, DeLaine sews a variety of different types of doll clothing from fancy dresses to sweatshirts, jackets to Christmas dresses and capes. DeLaine even has a few Halloween outfits with masks. DeLaine tries to never exactly duplicate an outfit, so each outfit she sells is unique. Her doll clothes fit 18” dolls which include My Life, Journey, and American Girl dolls, among others.
DeLaine attends Produce in the Park with her own children who manage the Erickson Foods booth. She enjoys listening to children as they shop her doll clothes racks at the park, visiting with friends old and new, and watching all the different activities that happen at the park.