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What My Dolls are Wearing Today!

I’m excited to show you what my dolls are wearing today!

IMG_2562 My Rebecca doll is wearing lovely outfit with many different colors, and my other AG doll is wearing a Frozen inspired outfit.  All items, except the shoes, are made by me.

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You can see how I made the shirt here, and how I made the shorts here.
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Sparkly headband (see here) and shoes (from American Fashion World on Amazon.com) contribute to the “frozen” theme.IMG_2550IMG_2557

For this outfit, the post featuring the t-shirt is here (since the post I have added a rhinestone flower to the front), and the leggings here.

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The hot pink high tops are from Sophia’s.IMG_2556Also, it’s Freebie Friday today over at PixieFaire.com!  The free pattern for today is the Gladiator Sandals for 18 inch dolls. You can hop on over and download it by clicking here!

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Swimming at the Beach — A Photoshoot

Recently I picked up a cute girl’s swimsuit to upcycled into a doll swimsuit.  It was my first time making a swimsuit using my sewing machine, so my dolls get to keep this one!

The swim fabric has pairs of flip flops on it in many different colors.  I used the free swimsuit pattern on Pixie Faire here.  I didn’t fold the fabric twice over, just used the lining that was already in the girl’s swimsuit.  I used white fold over elastic to finish the edges.

The blue shorts I upcycled from a girl’s rashgaurd.  I used this pattern on Pixie Faire.  These shorts are super quick and you don’t even need elastic!

I got the pink little water shoes from Sophia’s.  You can see them here.  I did realize they have cardboard insoles which came unglued when they got wet.  I will probably cut new insoles from craft foam and put them in the shoe instead.

You can read how I made the flower hair clip here.

On to the photos!

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One Year!

I have been posting about dolls for a year!  I made my first blog post about American Girl dolls on April 27, 2014.  You can see it here.

This year I have acquired a few new dolls.  I have also learned a lot!  I started out hand stitching everything.  In September of 2014, I got a sewing machine and learned how to use it to create fun clothes for my dolls.  Recently in March I decided to not only create fun clothes for my dolls, but to offer the clothes to others too through my Etsy shop!

By doing research, looking at other blogs and Etsy shops, I have also learned about doll photography and photography in general.

I put some clothes on my AG dolls that I made around this time last year and took some pictures.  All of the items are upcycled and hand-sewn.

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The Mickey t-shirt is the tee made in this post with a photo iron on transfer on the front.  The leggings can be read about here.DSCN4205

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The Sound of Music t-shirt post is here.  The skirt I made a while before I posted about it here.DSCN4216

I have had a great time blogging, reading other doll blogs, sewing, crafting and photographing my dolls this year!

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Graphic Tees for AG Dolls: Mickey, Charlie Brown and Toy Story

I decided I would shoot pictures of and post some graphic tees that I haven’t blogged about yet!

DSCN3056The first is this Charlie Brown raglan t-shirt upcycled from a regular long sleeve t-shirt.  I used the Pixie Faire Baseball Tee pattern which I got for free on a previous Freebie Friday.  It’s Freebie Friday today over at Pixie Faire, and the free pattern today is the Schoolgirl Dress by Melody Valerie Couture.  I thought using the baseball t-shirt pattern would go well with the fact that Charlie Brown (on the shirt) is wearing his baseball cap.

It was my first time using this pattern, and I believe it would be better made with a stretchier knit fabric.  Some areas of the tee are a little tight.
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One of the great things about upcycling old t-shirts is the graphics printed onto the fabric!  I enjoy reusing graphics on human t-shirts to give my dolls something fun to wear.  This Mickey t-shirt is one such project!  The pattern I used was the free Pixie Faire Trendy T-shirt pattern.
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This Toy Story t-shirt is also upcycled.  I made it from the same human shirt as this Buzz Lightyear Tee I posted previously.  I used this pattern from Simply Sweet and Sewn.  This t-shirt goes together a little easier than the Pixie Faire tee, because the sleeves and the main pieces are already attached instead of cut separately.5 The longer sleeved t-shirt can be worn by a boy too!1

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American Girl Doll Yoga Shorts Blue and Black

This is the second pair of the yoga shorts I made.  The first can be seen in a previous post.  I used this pattern to make the shorts.

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American Girl Doll Yoga Shorts Blue and Green

These yoga shorts I up-cycled from a green t-shirt and a blue t-shirt.  I used this pattern to make the shorts.  I made another pair which I will post soon!

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My Fashion Design Entry!

Lately my dolls have been wearing these silver glitter tennis shoes:

IMG_1367I 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:

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Wrap Around Reversible Halter Top

DSCN2367I 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.

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American Girl Doll Buzz Lightyear Outfit

DSCN2322 My dolls appreciate anything Disney to wear!  This Buzz Lightyear t-shirt I upcycled from a boys Toy Story graphic t-shirt.  I used the this pattern from Simply Sweet and Sewn.

DSCN2323The matching green leggings are made with an altered version of this pattern from Sew Adollable.

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American Girl Doll Beanie and Fingerless Gloves

DSCN2298This project was fast and simple!  I cut off the ends of the sleeves of a human long-sleeve t-shirt.  The first sleeve piece I simply sewed one end closed to make a cute light blue beanie!

The second sleeve piece I cut in half vertically, and stitched it to make two tubes.  I fit the tubes on my doll’s hands to see where to cut the thumb holes.

The gloves and hat together create a fabulous light blue ensemble to accessorize an outfit.

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