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Doll Living Room Photos

I set a side a new place to photograph my dolls, that is large enough to include all four of them, as well as a piece of furniture or two.  I shot some photos of the dolls in their new-ish environment, trying out different furniture arrangements.  The girls are playing with toys 🙂

My Kidz n Cats doll is wearing her flannel winter jammies (made by me), she likes to wear them all day.

My Rebecca doll is wearing her Red Ruffle Jumper outfit.  (Made by me)

My other AG doll is wearing a pair of jeans made from the Liberty Jane pattern.  Her shoes are made from duct tape.  You can read about them here.  The sweatshirt I’m not going to say yet, but it’s related to something very exciting!

The OG boy is wearing Bitty Twins jeans, his boots I made, and the shirt is here.

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American Girl Doll December Ruffle Dress

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On Pinterest I have seen a lot of ruffly t-shirt dresses for dolls.  When I realized that each time I saw one I repinned it to my “Sewing Ideas” board, I decided I’d better make one!  I used this t-shirt pattern, with the 3/4 sleeve variation.  I made no alterations to the pattern.

For the skirt part, I cut rectangles about 2″x20″ and 2 1/2″x20″.  I gathered them separately, then attached with a finishing stitch to the top.  I didn’t hem the edges on the skirt.  All other seams are finished, besides the one that attaches the sleeves to the body.

If I were to do it again (which I probably will do in a different fabric), I would remove the hem allowance from the t-shirt before attaching the skirt.  On this dress, the skirt begins a bit lower than I would like.

Merry Christmas!

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Kidz ‘n Cats Hooded Tee

The cold air continues to remind me that it’s winter, and I should be making warm clothes for my dolls.  In light of that, I tried out a specific pattern from JenWrenne.  The pattern is free and can be downloaded here.  The link to the PDF is about halfway down.  The file is called “Mix and Match Week 2”.

It was simple to put together.  The back closes with Velcro, and there is a small hole in the hood making it is easier to get the head in when unVelcroed.  I found this interesting.  My Kidz Sophie doll has a lot of hair, making it kind of weird to be wearing a hood with tons of hair coming out the side.  I realized that if I put her hair in a low pony, it could slip through the hole and everything would be normal!  I don’t think I have a picture of this though.

I made the white and grey fingerless gloves using this tutorial.  I used adult sized mittens.  The raw edges of where I cut are threatening to fray, so I handle these gently.

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It’s Freebie Friday today over at Pixie Faire, so head on over to get a free Slouch Ankle Boot pattern for American Girl Doll (usually $3.99).

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American Girl Doll Christmas Outfit

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Being as how it is exactly 3 weeks today until Christmas, it was time for some seasonal clothes for my dolls.  I made this black striped sparkle sweater using Simplicity Pattern 4297 shirt A and an “old” sweater shirt.  This pattern is basically like a Baseball tee, only for thicker fabric.  I also used it for this outfit to make a pink sweater.  The pattern is fast and simple to put together, especially because I used the finished edges of the old sweater for all the edges of this doll sweater.  Not hemming edges saves a lot of time!  The pattern also involves a neckband, which I excluded when making this sweater and hemmed the neckline instead.  This alteration gives the sweater a lower neckline.  I took some pictures with the sleeves scrunched up to 3/4 length, and some at their normal length.  They are extra long sleeves, which I think look comfortable.

IMG_0915.JPGUnderneath the sweater my doll is actually wearing the silver leotard featured in this outfit.  This is mainly due to the fact that I didn’t have any black knit stretch fabric on hand to make a spaghetti tank to wear underneath the sweater.  I plan on adding a tank underneath when I have the fabric.
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The skirt is two rectangles of fabric measuring about 20″ by 7″ (I’m not sure I’m just guesstimating).  The two rectangles are red 2mm sequin fabric over black chiffon.  The black chiffon I up-cycled from a human skirt.  Although both fabrics are see through when standing alone, together they are perfectly appropriate.  The black chiffon is about a fourth of an inch shorter than the red, allowing the red to hang a little longer.  The two fabrics are joined at the waistband with a fold-over elastic casing.  I used 10 1/2″ of black elastic.
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I made the necklace by twisting white embroidery floss and tying it off.  I have a Christmas charm bracelet that I have had for a few years and never worn.  I decided it was time to make use of it and took off this snowman charm and put it on the white floss.  The charms are a perfect size for dolls.  Necklace!

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I added some leggings to the ensemble as an afterthought. These leggings were featured in this outfit.IMG_0906.JPG

The shoes are Tree House Studio, which are sold at Hobby Lobby.  I used them in this outfit too.

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American Girl Doll Dance/Gymnastics Outfits

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Yesterday, Thanksgiving, I whipped up some leotards and shorts in some new fabric I bought from JoAnns.  I had two colors, so made two leotards in each color, as well as two shorts in each color.  Both outfits are for my American Girl Doll, but I put the turquoise on my Kidz doll for the sake of photography.  It is obviously not made for her, as it is quite loose.  These outfits could also be used as swimsuits, however, my dolls don’t swim yet 🙂

I used the pattern for the leotard found here.  You may notice I used Velcro on the back.  I realized afterwards I didn’t really need to do this because the fabric is so stretchy.  I believe it still makes it easier to put on though.  I also just hemmed all the edges, the tutorial requires using fold over elastic.

The boy cut shorts are the Liberty Jane pattern from here.

Turquoise:

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And just the leotard and no shorts:

 

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Silver:

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And once again, leotard only:No shorts AG

Of course, the shorts could go with either leotard too:

 

 

 

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AG and Kidz Doll Christmas Pajamas

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It’s getting into the 20°F’s here, so it’s time for warm flannel snowflake pajamas!  I bought 1/4 yard of this fabric at Jo-Ann.  I had wanted to make pajama pants for my AG doll, and a nightgown for my Kidz doll out of the same fabric.  Unfortunately, while cutting the pattern pieces I realized I wouldn’t have enough fabric to do this.  The nightgown ended up being a shirt instead, but I had some white leggings on hand, so it turned out great anyway!
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For the Kidz outfit, I made a flannel long-sleeve top, white knit leggings, and a skinny headband out of the fabrics scraps.  The top I based with this pattern.  I cut it about 2 1/2 inches shorter, which made it go until about 3/4 of an inch below the armpit.  There, I gathered a rectangle and attached it to the upper top.  I top stitched this, because I added top stitched hong kong finish to the sleeves and neck, mostly to lengthen the edges a little.  The jammie top attaches in the back with 2 snaps.  I have been working on improving my skills and this top has all finished edges except for the sleeve and neck hong kong has one raw edge each.

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The headband was very simple, I didn’t measure or anything for it.  I took a scrap and folded over the edges and stitched on each side, and then added a little elastic.  I don’t like headbands for my dolls to be super tight, so I made this one loose.  Looser is better than tighter, I think, because it goes on and off easily, and doesn’t crease the hair.

IMG_0582.JPGThe leggings are featured in this outfit.

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For the American Girl Doll pajama outfit, I used a plain white tank top that I had on hand.  The tank top was made from this pattern.

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The little bow is made from extra fabric scraps.  I hot glued it, and then hot glued it to an alligator clip.  This bow I learned to make here.  It’s down the page a bit.

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The pants are from this pattern bundle, which is $5.99.  I got it for free on Freebie Friday!  If you haven’t checked out Pixie Faire’s Freebie Friday, you definitely should.  Every Friday, a vote takes place to determine which of four chosen patterns will be available to download for free.  Today is Friday!  Go to Pixie Faire and get the free pattern for today!  Even if the pattern isn’t something I interested in at the moment, I always download it.  I never know what I may want to sew in the future!

Which do you like better, the Kidz or AG pajama outfit?

 

 

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American Girl Doll Pink Sweater

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This is an up-cycled sweater made from Simplicity Pattern 4297 shirt A.  I did not alter this pattern at all.  I cut the edges of this sweater on the edges of the original sweater, so I didn’t have to do any hemming which made the project rather quick.  It closes in the back with Velcro.  Underneath the sweater the doll is wearing a white t-shirt.  It looks cozy for the cold weather that is already upon us.

The leggings are featured in this outfit.

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Sweater front and back on the doll

The toms style shoes are made from contrasting colors of duct tape.  I used this YouTube video.IMG_0563.JPG

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Sweater front and velcro back

To complete the outfit, the doll has stick on pink heart “earrings”.  These are nail decals and are the perfect size for doll ears.

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Doll Disneyland Tees :)

 

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I have been to Disneyland numerous times, therefore have a number of Disneyland clothing items.  I thought it only fitting that my dolls would have their own Disneyland t-shirts 🙂

For the Kidz n Cats shirt I used this pattern for a dress, and raised the hemline about an inch in the front and back.  I added sleeves from the AG pattern from Liberty Jane.  Luckily, the sleeves can be added without any altering!  The cute little pictures I found on Google Images.

The pants in this outfit are part of Kidz n Cats Sophie’s original outfit, and the shoes are AG Just Like You from a few years ago.  Since the shoes are AG they are a little tight.

 

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The American Girl Doll Disneyland t-shirt I made with this pattern.  This is the classic Disneyland logo, while the Kidz shirt is more modern, I think, because it also includes the California Adventure Grizzly Bear.

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The pink ruffle skirt I made using a tutorial.  I actually made it a few months ago, here is a good tutorial for making one.

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American Girl Doll Pajamas

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After receiving some new sewing supplies for my birthday this past week, I immediately had to try them out!  I had been looking at the American Girl Doll website for some sewing ideas, and this pajama outfit is based on this one:

 

Obviously, mine has many different aspects, but this was the inspiration 🙂  I still like style of the pajamas above, so I may try another time and create them as close to this as I can.  I also have an idea for a pajama outfit for my Kidz n Cats doll!  So many ideas!

For the top I used this pattern tutorial and added the lace sleeves from this pattern.  The leggings are the free leggings pattern from SewAdollable.com.

All made out of an up-cycled nightgown!

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Our Generation Doll Drivers Cap

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This is my first post that features something sewn for an Our Generation Doll.  I introduced this Our Generation Boy Doll in May.  Since then he has undergone more touch ups to make him more boy-ish looking.  He was originally Sadie.

After doing research, I was unable to find a free drivers cap pattern for an 18″ doll online.   I ended up making this drivers cap using this human hat tutorial.  The hat pattern originally would have made a hat with a circumference of 24 inches.  Seeing how I had to get it down to about 11″, I sized the pattern down a lot.

The outer fabric is wool, with a lining of brown silk.  For the brim I used flexible plastic.  The ribbon is Offray 5/8″ Torrid Orange.

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