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Kidz n Cats Pajamas

I made some pajamas for my Kidz n Cats doll!  They are more cold weather pajamas, so they will mostly be put away until fall.IMG_2650

I used fabric from a regular pajama top.  For the doll top, I used the free Pixie Faire t-shirt pattern for Kidz dolls.  I lengthened the short sleeves included in the pattern.  I also added ribbing to the end.IMG_2649

I used another Pixie Faire pattern (the basic pants pattern) for the pj bottoms.  I altered the pattern to be leggings for an American Girl Doll, then I changed that alteration to fit my Kidz doll.IMG_2656 IMG_2660

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Kidz n Cats Sundress and Braid Bun Hair

I sewed up a sundress for my Kidz and Cats doll out of a shirt.  The original top already had the shirring, so all I had to do was cut a rectangle and sew a seam on one side to make a tube.  The original top also had strings, which I cut and sewed to the sundress to make a halter top style.  I made a similar dress for my American Girl Doll here.  You can read about the matching flower headband in the pictures below there as well.

For this bun, I put the headband on first.  Afterwards, I took a section on each side from near the ear and braided it.  I then had two braids on each side, and a large lock of hair in the middle.  middle section of hair I twisted up into bun, securing it as I went with bobby pins.  Once I had the bun in place, I wrapped the braids around and pinned them.

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Kidz n Cats Heart Skirt and Tank Top

The very first outfit I made for my Kidz n Cats doll I took pictures of but hadn’t gotten around to posting them yet.  The outfit includes a skirt and matching tank top.  Both are up-cycled.

I didn’t use a pattern for the skirt, but used the Liberty Jane Tank Top pattern designed for American Girl Dolls.  A few weeks ago, Liberty Jane released a free t-shirt pattern designed for Kidz dolls.  Just leave off the sleeves to make a tank top!  Liberty Jane also just published another clothing pattern for Kidz dolls, the Jeans bundle.

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Kidz n Cats T-shirt and Skirt Outfit

I upcycled this doll t-shirt, and the skirt was a human skirt.  Pixie Faire recently published a Kidz n Cats Trendy Tee pattern for free.  There are very few patterns available for this type of doll, so I’m hoping Pixie Faire will publish more as time goes on.

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Kidz n Cats Toms Shoes

I decided to try out this Toms style shoe pattern for Kidz n Cats Dolls since the only shoes my Kidz doll has are the boots she came in.  I had some leftover brown wool, and had bought some craft foam in the case that I wanted to make shoes.  These were relatively simple to make.  Unfortunately, for some reason unknown to me, the shoes ended up being too big!  Hmmm.  I wonder what happened…  (Pictures of the shoes are below)

Anyway, my Etsy shop, that will be opening soon, is beginning to form!  I’ve got some items ready to be listed as soon as I open.  I created a website for my shop and the link will be posted here soon.  The website has a sneak peek of what I will be offering!

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Kidz n Cats Doll Blue Dress

This dress was made from an altered version of this dress pattern for free here.  It is designed as a one-strap dress, but to make a two sleeved version of it, I cut the fabric on a fold with the center of the pattern on the fold, so when I am done I have two straps!  I didn’t use a pattern for the skirt.  For some reason almost every time I make a dress for my Kidz n Cats doll, I don’t have enough fabric to make the skirt as long as I would like.  I was already planning on overlaying the plain cornflower blue cotton with the blue chiffon.  When I realized the cotton would be shorter than planned, I made the chiffon overlay longer to make the dress more appropriate.  The result isn’t quite ideal, but that’s okay.  Both fabrics I got from the remnant section of the fabric stores I shop at.  The bodice is self-lined with white cotton.  Also, this shade of blue isn’t exactly an Easter blue, but it matches her eyes well.

Now all three of my girl dolls have Easter dresses.  Planning ahead!

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I did a sepia effect on accident for this one and kept it 🙂
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When she’s sitting, she can completely hide behind her long golden hair.IMG_1442

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Kidz ‘n Cats Hooded Tee

The cold air continues to remind me that it’s winter, and I should be making warm clothes for my dolls.  In light of that, I tried out a specific pattern from JenWrenne.  The pattern is free and can be downloaded here.  The link to the PDF is about halfway down.  The file is called “Mix and Match Week 2”.

It was simple to put together.  The back closes with Velcro, and there is a small hole in the hood making it is easier to get the head in when unVelcroed.  I found this interesting.  My Kidz Sophie doll has a lot of hair, making it kind of weird to be wearing a hood with tons of hair coming out the side.  I realized that if I put her hair in a low pony, it could slip through the hole and everything would be normal!  I don’t think I have a picture of this though.

I made the white and grey fingerless gloves using this tutorial.  I used adult sized mittens.  The raw edges of where I cut are threatening to fray, so I handle these gently.

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It’s Freebie Friday today over at Pixie Faire, so head on over to get a free Slouch Ankle Boot pattern for American Girl Doll (usually $3.99).

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Jeans Attempt

This week I attempted making a pair of American Girl Jeans using the Liberty Jane Bootcut Pattern. It was the second time I’ve used the pattern. The first time it turned out okay, but the second time I knew the ropes of how to assemble it better. I used an old pair of my jeans for fabric, and, perhaps because of the way I cut the pattern pieces (attempting to avoid the lighter parts of the denim), I am probably not going to be able to make another pair from the same fabric. I could probably get a pair of shorts out of it, but not another pair of long doll jeans.

Anyway, I had finished the jeans!! I put them on my doll and they were very baggy and too long in the leg. Hm. I guess I didn’t use enough seam allowance. I attempted to fix them by re-hemming the legs shorter and making the pant legs tighter. It didn’t work out so well.

I ended up trying to downsize them to fit my Kidz doll. I took in the waist, as well as removed the back pockets.

This is what I got:

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It would have worked great if I hadn’t taken it in too much! The jeans were extremely difficult to get on. But now I know for future reference that the Liberty Jane Jeans pattern can be changed to fit Kidz and Cats dolls if done correctly 🙂

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AG and Kidz Doll Christmas Pajamas

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It’s getting into the 20°F’s here, so it’s time for warm flannel snowflake pajamas!  I bought 1/4 yard of this fabric at Jo-Ann.  I had wanted to make pajama pants for my AG doll, and a nightgown for my Kidz doll out of the same fabric.  Unfortunately, while cutting the pattern pieces I realized I wouldn’t have enough fabric to do this.  The nightgown ended up being a shirt instead, but I had some white leggings on hand, so it turned out great anyway!
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For the Kidz outfit, I made a flannel long-sleeve top, white knit leggings, and a skinny headband out of the fabrics scraps.  The top I based with this pattern.  I cut it about 2 1/2 inches shorter, which made it go until about 3/4 of an inch below the armpit.  There, I gathered a rectangle and attached it to the upper top.  I top stitched this, because I added top stitched hong kong finish to the sleeves and neck, mostly to lengthen the edges a little.  The jammie top attaches in the back with 2 snaps.  I have been working on improving my skills and this top has all finished edges except for the sleeve and neck hong kong has one raw edge each.

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The headband was very simple, I didn’t measure or anything for it.  I took a scrap and folded over the edges and stitched on each side, and then added a little elastic.  I don’t like headbands for my dolls to be super tight, so I made this one loose.  Looser is better than tighter, I think, because it goes on and off easily, and doesn’t crease the hair.

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For the American Girl Doll pajama outfit, I used a plain white tank top that I had on hand.  The tank top was made from this pattern.

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The little bow is made from extra fabric scraps.  I hot glued it, and then hot glued it to an alligator clip.  This bow I learned to make here.  It’s down the page a bit.

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The pants are from this pattern bundle, which is $5.99.  I got it for free on Freebie Friday!  If you haven’t checked out Pixie Faire’s Freebie Friday, you definitely should.  Every Friday, a vote takes place to determine which of four chosen patterns will be available to download for free.  Today is Friday!  Go to Pixie Faire and get the free pattern for today!  Even if the pattern isn’t something I interested in at the moment, I always download it.  I never know what I may want to sew in the future!

Which do you like better, the Kidz or AG pajama outfit?

 

 

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Kidz and Cats Red Dress First Attempt

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This dress is made from the leftover fabric when I was finished with my AG Millie Halloween dress.  This silk was the background/lining for that dress.

The bodice for this dress is from this Special Occasion Dress from Jenwrenne.wordpress.com.  It is designed as a one-strap dress, but to make a sort of tank top version of it, I cut the fabric on a fold with the center of the pattern on the fold, so when I am done I have two straps!  The skirt is the skirt portion of the free pattern from Carpatina.com, here.  I lengthened it 4 inches.

This dress didn’t exactly turn out as expected, that’s why the title says “First Attempt”.  I accidentally sewed over the sash when I attached the skirt to the bodice, causing the sash to fold over.  Oops 🙂 Also, the ties in the back are a little too short.

So that was the first attempt!  More dresses soon!

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Oh no her bow is falling!

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The back

 

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