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!