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!
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to our family friend, Anthony Rosenthal! My brother, Grayson J. Smith, was in Oliver! at the 5th Avenue Theater with Anthony last year. Anthony was recently cast in the Newsies North American Tour, which begins October 11, as Les! We are so excited for him! See the full cast here.
The t-shirt is the pattern I use all the time. The pattern is from SimplySweetByb.com here. I used stretchable iron-on transfers for the logo and Olaf. I put the pictures I used in this post as well. The frozen logo is animated but when you save it as a picture, it will be a regular picture. My printer decided to print Olaf and parts of the logo green… Oh well.
The skirt I made using this tutorial. My American Girl Doll must have different measurements then the doll used in the tutorial. This skirt, when finished, was way too small for my doll. Disappointing. I had to squeeze it on for the pictures. If you decide to use this tutorial, make the waistband bigger than 12 inches.
I have also made a dress out of the fabric I made this skirt from.
The shoes are duct tape Tom style shoes from this YouTube video. These same shoes are also in my American Girl The Sound of Music T-Shirt Outfit.
Someday, I want to make a blue silk Elsa dress for my doll and attempt to make it as authentic as possible… It will take a lot of studying and research to find net fabric with AG scale snowflakes on it…
The classic 1992 Disney film, Aladdin, has been transformed into a magical Broadway musical! The musical debuted in 2011 at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. In 2013 it ran a pre-Broadway tryout in Toronto. On March 20 2014, the musical opened on Broadway in the New Amsterdam Theatre and is enjoying favorable reviews.
Aladdin, of course, is the story of a street urchin who falls in love with a princess. Unfortunately, she can only marry a prince. Solution? Find a magical genie in a lamp that can grant wishes!
The cast includes Adam Jacobs as Aladdin (Broadway: Les Miserables, The Lion King), Jonathon Freeman as Jafar, who is also the voice of Jafar in the film, James Monroe Iglehart as Genie (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), and Courtney Heights as Jasmine (In the Heights, Mamma Mia!). The cast also includes Seattle actors Brandon O’Neill and Don Darryl Rivera.
The cast recording will be released on June 17 2014, and is now available for pre-order.