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Hairdos — A Bun

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.

DSCN4578Move the hair, so the curls go outward and it looks something like this:
DSCN4583DSCN4584 Gently bring the hair around the base of the pony, making this shape.DSCN4585 DSCN4586I then slipped a hair tie over for extra security.
DSCN4588Arrange the hair if you need to.
DSCN4589Now you will need to use bobby pins to pin the bun in place.  I used Mini Goody pins.
DSCN4593 They are the perfect size for dolls!DSCN4596Take 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.
DSCN4597 One you’ve attached the pin to the bun and the hair on the head, push it in.DSCN4598Put bobby pins in all the way around to keep the bun in place.
DSCN4604 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.

DSCN4605 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.DSCN4606Secure the net with bobby pins.
DSCN4607Front view:DSCN4608Now your doll won’t need to worry about her hair while she’s dancing!

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American Girl Doll Ballet Outfit

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This ballet outfit is made of black tights, a black leotard, a white glitter tutu and a white headband.

I found the pattern for the leotard on www.myagdollcraft.blogspot.com.  The leotard is rather tight, therefore difficult to get on.  I think this is because the pattern didn’t have an allowance for Velcro in the back (I found it almost impossible to get on without Velcro in the back).  In other respects, this pattern is great.

The tights are quite simple.  They are just a human knee high or long sock with the foot cut off, cut and sewn up the middle to make two legs.  It’s very easy to find a tutorial for this on the internet by just searching for it.  The sock I used for these black tights was kind of small and not overly stretching, so the tights are, well, tight.  But that’s okay.

The tutu is just 49 glitter tulle strips 11 inches long folded in half and L knotted onto a 10 inch piece of elastic.  The knots make a nice waistband.

And to incorporate the white into the outfit more, I took an extra strip of tulle and tied it into a circle.  Since tulle is kind of stretchy, it worked well as a headband.

black leotardblack tights tutu waistband tutu above

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