I made some pajamas for my Kidz n Cats doll! They are more cold weather pajamas, so they will mostly be put away until fall.
I used fabric from a regular pajama top. For the doll top, I used the free Pixie Faire t-shirt pattern for Kidz dolls. I lengthened the short sleeves included in the pattern. I also added ribbing to the end.
I used another Pixie Faire pattern (the basic pants pattern) for the pj bottoms. I altered the pattern to be leggings for an American Girl Doll, then I changed that alteration to fit my Kidz doll.
Her stuffy is a Coca Cola polar bear 🙂
I think it’s fun to find hairstyles for girls, and translate them to doll hair. This time I did a waterfall headband, which you can see the tutorial for from Cute Girl Hairstyles here. My Sophie doll is fun to do hairstyles on because she has long, thick, soft and shiny hair. To do this on your doll, she will probably need to have a parting wig, which means the wig does not have a sewn in part. For example, AG Mckenna and Kailey have parting wigs. This hairdo may also work on a low side part.
Top, waterfall to the right
For this picture I put the “waterfall” strands of hair falling to the left side of her face.
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.
The very first outfit I made for my Kidz n Cats doll I took pictures of but hadn’t gotten around to posting them yet. The outfit includes a skirt and matching tank top. Both are up-cycled.
I didn’t use a pattern for the skirt, but used the Liberty Jane Tank Top pattern designed for American Girl Dolls. A few weeks ago, Liberty Jane released a free t-shirt pattern designed for Kidz dolls. Just leave off the sleeves to make a tank top! Liberty Jane also just published another clothing pattern for Kidz dolls, the Jeans bundle.
I made a new listing on my Etsy shop yesterday, but wasn’t able to post here about it. So here is yesterday’s new listing of grey sweatpants: (Click the photo to view the listing) Today’s new listing is a cute pair of black denim shorts for Kidz n Cats dolls or other slim 18 inch dolls. I hope to expand and offer more items in my shop for this type of doll soon.
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Cozy and warm! Click the photo to view the listing:
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This week I attempted making a pair of American Girl Jeans using the Liberty Jane Bootcut Pattern. It was the second time I’ve used the pattern. The first time it turned out okay, but the second time I knew the ropes of how to assemble it better. I used an old pair of my jeans for fabric, and, perhaps because of the way I cut the pattern pieces (attempting to avoid the lighter parts of the denim), I am probably not going to be able to make another pair from the same fabric. I could probably get a pair of shorts out of it, but not another pair of long doll jeans.
Anyway, I had finished the jeans!! I put them on my doll and they were very baggy and too long in the leg. Hm. I guess I didn’t use enough seam allowance. I attempted to fix them by re-hemming the legs shorter and making the pant legs tighter. It didn’t work out so well.
I ended up trying to downsize them to fit my Kidz doll. I took in the waist, as well as removed the back pockets.
This is what I got:
It would have worked great if I hadn’t taken it in too much! The jeans were extremely difficult to get on. But now I know for future reference that the Liberty Jane Jeans pattern can be changed to fit Kidz and Cats dolls if done correctly 🙂