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Graphic Tees for AG Dolls: Mickey, Charlie Brown and Toy Story

I decided I would shoot pictures of and post some graphic tees that I haven’t blogged about yet!

DSCN3056The 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.
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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.
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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.5 The longer sleeved t-shirt can be worn by a boy too!1

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Wrap Around Reversible Halter Top

DSCN2367I got this pattern on Pixie Faire from Freebie Friday a few weeks ago.  I searched Pixie Faire for the pattern, and couldn’t find it, but if you sign up for Eden Ava Couture’s newsletter on the website you can get the pattern for free: Wrap Around Reversible Halter Top.

DSCN2368 Although I tied the lower straps in the back for the photos, I plan on seeing what it looks like to tie it in front.

DSCN2370 I wanted to try the pattern out for the first time using scraps of fabric.  Therefore, the two sides of the reversible top are pink and yellow floral.  I folded up the bottom of the top to lessen bulk around the waist.DSCN2375

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American Girl Doll Blue Skirt

This skirt I made with an altered version of this pattern of Skirt A.  I used a t-shirt for the fabric.  There is no elastic in the waistband, but that certainly would help it stay on a little better.IMG_1860

The skirt goes very well with the Disneyland T-shirt!

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A view of the skirt’s waistband…

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American Girl Doll Black Skirt and Stockings

My blog count has reached over 5,000 views!  Wow!

This black skirt I made from Simplicity 4297.  I believe it is Skirt A.  The fabric is stretchable in 4 directions.  I bought it as a remnant.  I made the skirt to try out the pattern a little bit more, and I made this skirt fully lined.  It has a waistband, although you can’t see it in the photos.  I may list skirts made from this pattern in my Etsy shop when I open.

The stockings are up-cycled from a human sock.  On the doll, the socks are knee highs and look very warm and thick.

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American Girl Doll Skirt

This skirt is made from the Liberty Jane Mini Skirt pattern.  I up-cycled the skirt from cargo pants.  The skirt is rather tight-fitting around the waist.  I think this may be due to the weight and stretch capability of the fabric.  I didn’t hem the edge, just stitched twice and pulled the strings to make a frayed edge.

The pics aren’t fantastic, because I was running out of daylight!  You can still see the skirt though.

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American Girl Doll Laura Ingalls Outfit

IMG_1115This dress is modeled after the Little House on the Prairie dresses that the Ingalls girls wear.  I made my own pattern for the top of the dress (and used it again for the apron).  I sewed gathered rectangles of cloth and sleeves to the dress top to make it.  I did the same with the apron, but without the sleeves.

The bonnet I found a human pattern for here, and printed it doll size.  I also made a full sized one for myself for fun!

The back of the bonnet that covers the neck is a bit long on the doll, so eventually I’m going to shorten it.

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