Lately my dolls have been wearing these silver glitter tennis shoes:
I hadn’t explained how I’d made them yet, because they are part of my entry in The Doll Wardrobe Winter Fashion Design Challenge!
If you would like to read how I painted these shoes and the rest of the details on how I created this Cinderella inspired modern outfit, my entry is here. There are also a bunch more finished product pictures like the one below:
I got this pattern on Pixie Faire from Freebie Friday a few weeks ago. I searched Pixie Faire for the pattern, and couldn’t find it, but if you sign up for Eden Ava Couture’s newsletter on the website you can get the pattern for free: Wrap Around Reversible Halter Top.
Although I tied the lower straps in the back for the photos, I plan on seeing what it looks like to tie it in front.
I wanted to try the pattern out for the first time using scraps of fabric. Therefore, the two sides of the reversible top are pink and yellow floral. I folded up the bottom of the top to lessen bulk around the waist.
I decided to make cute Valentine’s Day outfits for my dolls. Rebecca got her outfit first!
The t-shirt I up-cycled using the Liberty Jane Pattern from a normal off-white t-shirt. After seeing Doll-it-up’s post about embellishing a doll t-shirt, I thought I would try out a similar method. I didn’t have freezer paper or fabric paint, but I did have acrylic paint and a heart stencil. I combined two colors of acrylic paint to make a shade of pink, and added a very small amount of water to the mixture to thin the paint. A paint medium would have been more ideal. Acrylic paint applied directly to fabric stiffens the fabric. Even with a bit of water in it the paint dried stiff, but it still worked out. I used glitter acrylic paint, mixed with water, over the pink.
I up-cycled the vest from a human vest. The great thing about up-cycling is the ability to reuse finished hems. The top edge of the collar I reused from the human vest, as well as the lining hem around the bottom edge of the vest. The outside of the vest is red, and the lining is red, black and white plaid. The back of the vest has a “V” shape top stitching, which was on the original vest as well.
I used the Liberty Jane Tank Top Pattern to make the vest. The back pattern piece I cut on a fold and made no other alterations to it. The front piece I cut on a fold, and then cut in half down the middle. I didn’t include a zipper on the vest, because I knew that I wanted to pair it with the heart shirt and the heart would then be covered.
The leggings are featured in this outfit and the shoes are pink high tops from Sophia’s.
I made this little shoulder bag using this tutorial. I found this tutorial, and had to try it because it seemed quick and simple. Overall it was quick and simple, although the top stitching and strap attachment was a little tedious.
I used some scraps of cotton fabric in purple floral for the outside of the bag. The lining and strap are a silver cotton with glitter and tiny dots. My sewing machine has 100 different stitches, most of which I have never tried. I decided to do some experimentation. I sewed a tulip/flower stitch along the front of the bag, as well as on the strap. It’s hard to see because of the thread color, but I like the overall effect.
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Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I looked around on doll blogs and Pinterest to get inspiration for festive hairdos. I tried out a few heart braids. In this post I did this kind of hairdo on a smaller scale and a slightly customized way.
Rebecca was my first try. Her hair is especially cute with different styles (like a ponytail, pigtails, and braids) because of the curls.
Next I tried a different version on my Kidz n Cats Doll. She has much thicker and longer hair, which allows different styling options. I was able to braid the hair, and her hair is long enough that the braids are actually a perfect length. You don’t finish as soon as you start with this girl’s hair!
I’m hopefully going to be trying out more heart hairstyles, there’s so many!
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