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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The skirt goes very well with the Disneyland T-shirt!
A view of the skirt’s waistband…
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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.
This 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.