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.