I have decided to write my first review on a pair of shoes I recently got! The Our Generation “Red All About It” shoes are a sparkly coral-ish pink.
They have a cute ribbon bows on the front, and silver metal studs all the way around. The studs rattle a little when putting on the shoes, but it doesn’t look like they will fall out.I expected the shoes to have a gritty feel to them, because of the glitter. Actually, they are quite soft to the touch.I have heard that some Our Generation Shoes don’t fit American Girl Dolls well. However, these flats fit my AGs very nicely.I especially like these shoes because they are a unique color.
The soles are black plastic, similar in material to the soles of the purple shoes in this outfit which are from Sophia’s on Amazon.
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I’m excited to show you what my dolls are wearing today!
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.
You can see how I made the shirt here, and how I made the shorts here.
Sparkly headband (see here) and shoes (from American Fashion World on Amazon.com) contribute to the “frozen” theme.
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.
The hot pink high tops are from Sophia’s.Also, 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!
Click the photo to view the listing:
Upcycled Burnout Halter Top
White Denim Shorts
Upcycled Blue Burnout Halter Top
White Denim Skirt
Upcycled Floral Knit Shorts
I think it’s fun to find hairstyles for girls, and translate them to doll hair. This time I did a waterfall headband, which you can see the tutorial for from Cute Girl Hairstyles here. My Sophie doll is fun to do hairstyles on because she has long, thick, soft and shiny hair. To do this on your doll, she will probably need to have a parting wig, which means the wig does not have a sewn in part. For example, AG Mckenna and Kailey have parting wigs. This hairdo may also work on a low side part.
Top, waterfall to the right
For this picture I put the “waterfall” strands of hair falling to the left side of her face.
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.
To do this bun, you will need a doll hairbrush, a spray bottle, two hair ties, mini bobby pins and a hair net (optional).
Start by making a ponytail. See here for my previous post on a ponytail.
Move the hair, so the curls go outward and it looks something like this:
Gently bring the hair around the base of the pony, making this shape. I then slipped a hair tie over for extra security.
Arrange the hair if you need to.
Now you will need to use bobby pins to pin the bun in place. I used Mini Goody pins.
They are the perfect size for dolls!Take a pin, and stick it into the edge of the bun, straight towards your doll’s head. While pushing it down and in, make sure to get it into the hair that is on the head. Don’t push the pin into the wig, just the hair.
One you’ve attached the pin to the bun and the hair on the head, push it in.Put bobby pins in all the way around to keep the bun in place.
You are done with the bun!
If your doll will be doing ballet, she may need a hairnet over the bun to make sure no hair starts to fly away. I used the hair net that my Rebecca arrived in.
Put the hairnet over the bun. If there is excess, twist and put the net over again. I didn’t have enough excess net to do this, so I just tucked the extra in underneath the hair of the bun.Secure the net with bobby pins.
Front view:Now your doll won’t need to worry about her hair while she’s dancing!
Once a week for the next couple weeks, I will be posting a hairstyle that will hopefully give you ideas of different things you can do with your doll’s hair. Let’s get started!
I used my curly haired Rebecca doll for this cute and curly ponytail. I used a doll hairbrush, a small spray bottle with water in it, and a hair tie. The American Girl website says:
“For best styling results, lightly mist your doll’s hair with water as needed before you brush or pick it. Use just enough water to make the hair easier to work with. Be sure not to get water in her eyes—they may rust!”
Before beginning, your doll should look something like this with your doll’s hair down:
Spray the hair with the water to get it slightly damp. Pull up the curls to where you want the pony to be on your dolls head. You will probably need to smooth things out as you go. I didn’t brush through the curls, because I wanted lots of curls in the ponytail instead of one big curl.
When you get your doll’s hair in the ponytail and put the hair tie around it, it might look a little messy.
Find each little curl, spray it with water, and finger curl it by twisting it to the left. After curling each little curl, move them around until you think it looks cute. Now you have a sweet curly pony tail!