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This outfit includes loose black leggings (that go to the ankle), a short skirt, a plain white tee, a headband, and a string bag.
So! The leggings I based off an American Girl doll pattern I found here. Despite the size difference between the two dolls, they fit my Kidz doll very well. The only change I would make in a future pair is adding more to the top, so that the waistband can be a little farther up on her belly. I extended the pant legs a few inches (the pattern was for below the knee leggings) and curve them in to follow the line of the doll’s calf. When I have the ability, I will scan and upload the pattern I made for the leggings.
The skirt is an elastic tube a the top, and hemmed on the bottom. The fabric I used has sparkles on it, which I’m not sure are visible in the photos.
For the headband I used a strip of cloth 10 1/2 inches by 2 inches. I made a tube, top stitched, and added 1 1/2 inch of elastic. If you would like detailed instructions on how to make it, go here. That’s the instructions I used, although once I had the measurements I did my own thing. The instructions that I linked do call for 2 1/2 inches of elastic, but the headband was too loose with that much elastic so I omitted an inch of it. Something to keep in mind.
The shirt is this pattern here. I use this t-shirt pattern most often because it’s free and easy. I already had this shirt made for my American Girl Doll. When I put it on my Kidz doll, it was rather loose so I changed a few things and took it in on the sides 1/4 inch. I think I may shorten the sleeves as well in the future.
Lastly, the string bag. The pattern for it is on Doll it Up. I printed a small Mickey Mouse head image and cut it out in corresponding fabric. It adds a nice little touch. I really like Disney, so whenever I have the chance, I throw something Disney into the outfits! My mistake for the bag: I made the braided straps too short. I originally made the bag for my AG doll, but the straps were too short making the bag too tight. Therefore, I gave it to my Kidz doll because she is smaller. I will be making another one of these soon for my AG doll, this time I will make the straps long enough!