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!
I have been posting about dolls for a year! I made my first blog post about American Girl dolls on April 27, 2014. You can see it here.
This year I have acquired a few new dolls. I have also learned a lot! I started out hand stitching everything. In September of 2014, I got a sewing machine and learned how to use it to create fun clothes for my dolls. Recently in March I decided to not only create fun clothes for my dolls, but to offer the clothes to others too through my Etsy shop!
By doing research, looking at other blogs and Etsy shops, I have also learned about doll photography and photography in general.
I put some clothes on my AG dolls that I made around this time last year and took some pictures. All of the items are upcycled and hand-sewn.
The Mickey t-shirt is the tee made in this post with a photo iron on transfer on the front. The leggings can be read about here.
The Sound of Music t-shirt post is here. The skirt I made a while before I posted about it here.
I have had a great time blogging, reading other doll blogs, sewing, crafting and photographing my dolls this year!
Enjoy spring and summer in this bright t-shirt! Click the photo to view the listing:
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I decided I would shoot pictures of and post some graphic tees that I haven’t blogged about yet!
The first is this Charlie Brown raglan t-shirt upcycled from a regular long sleeve t-shirt. I used the Pixie Faire Baseball Tee pattern which I got for free on a previous Freebie Friday. It’s Freebie Friday today over at Pixie Faire, and the free pattern today is the Schoolgirl Dress by Melody Valerie Couture. I thought using the baseball t-shirt pattern would go well with the fact that Charlie Brown (on the shirt) is wearing his baseball cap.
It was my first time using this pattern, and I believe it would be better made with a stretchier knit fabric. Some areas of the tee are a little tight.
One of the great things about upcycling old t-shirts is the graphics printed onto the fabric! I enjoy reusing graphics on human t-shirts to give my dolls something fun to wear. This Mickey t-shirt is one such project! The pattern I used was the free Pixie Faire Trendy T-shirt pattern.
This Toy Story t-shirt is also upcycled. I made it from the same human shirt as this Buzz Lightyear Tee I posted previously. I used this pattern from Simply Sweet and Sewn. This t-shirt goes together a little easier than the Pixie Faire tee, because the sleeves and the main pieces are already attached instead of cut separately. The longer sleeved t-shirt can be worn by a boy too!
Lately my dolls have been wearing these silver glitter tennis shoes:
I hadn’t explained how I’d made them yet, because they are part of my entry in The Doll Wardrobe Winter Fashion Design Challenge!
If you would like to read how I painted these shoes and the rest of the details on how I created this Cinderella inspired modern outfit, my entry is here. There are also a bunch more finished product pictures like the one below:
I up-cycled this hoodie from a human boy hoodie, and made it almost identical to the big version! I altered this pattern, using Sweatshirt F. I used the back pattern pieces as the front.
The back of the hoodie. The hoodie has a point sort of shape to it, so when it is on the doll’s head it looks like an elf coat or something 🙂