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Today’s New Listing… Flowers Circle Skirt Dress

I listed some black denim shorts yesterday on my Etsy shop, but when I went to post it here I wasn’t able to reach Etsy on my computer to grab the link!  These shorts are now sold, but I plan to make a similar pair soon.

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Anyway, today’s listing!

With detailed top stitching, princess seams, and a circle skirt, this adorable and stylish dress can be worn for everyday or for a special event!  Click the photo to view the listing:

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Today’s New Listing… Up-cycled Mint Green Halter Top

This cute and comfortable mint green halter top is the perfect addition to her warm weather wardrobe!  Click the photo to view the listing:

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Today’s New Listing… Charcoal Grey Sweatshorts

Cozy sweatshorts for around the house or out and about!  Click the photo to view the listing:

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Today’s New Listing… Blue Floral Skirt

This week I am excited to begin offering Kidz n Cats Doll clothes in my shop!

Adorable blue floral skirt for spring and summer!  Click photo to view the listing:

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Dance Racerback Tank for American Girl Dolls

I decided to go ahead and get the Racerback Tank Top pattern from Pixie Faire.DSCN3074

The tank turned out very cute!  However, I think that I will make a couple changes the next time I make one of these. DSCN3079The pattern requires sewing a snap on the shoulder closure (which is needed to get the tank on and off the doll).  I used a little piece of Velcro.  It isn’t as flat and uniform as it would be with a snap, but Velcro is easier to fasten.  The picture above shows the Velcro over the left shoulder.  I may try the snap method in the future, though.
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The tank top encloses on the side, rather than the back to ensure the cute racerback look.  This was no problem and worked quite well.  I just had to try it on the doll first to make sure it would match up.

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Since I do not own a serger and use zig-zag stitches to finish all raw seams, next time I will try making this top with a lining. This would remove messy hems and possibly make it reversible.
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The word DANCE, I printed with a regular printer onto a sheet of dark iron-on transfer paper.  With my scissors I cut out each letter and removed the inside of the D and A with my X-Acto knife.  With a press of the iron, I bonded the letters to the top!

The tank paired with some boy cut shorts made from this Pixie Faire pattern and dance fabric, makes the perfect outfit for dance class!

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Today’s New Listing… Upcycled HAWAII Tank Top

Think of the islands in this Hawaii tank top!  Click the photo to view the listing:4 fullbody

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Today’s New Listing… Red, White and Blue Reversible Halter Top

One side of this patriotic reversible halter top has blue and red stars, and the other white shapes resembling fireworks!  Click the photo to view the listing:
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Today’s New Listing… Pink and White Raglan Dress

This dress is cute and perfect for any occasion!  Click the photo to view the listing:DSCN3166

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Orange Leggings and Blue Leggings for American Girl Doll

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Leggings are super fun and cute to sew up!  To make these pairs of pajama leggings, I used this pattern from Sew Adollable.  I lengthened the legs to be ankle length, as well as cut a little bit more to be higher on the waist.  I made both of these pairs from human t-shirts.  The orange pair is a bit more of a stiff knit than the blue striped which are softer and stretchier.
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Today’s New Listing… Upcycled Star Tank Top

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