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Kidz n Cats Pajamas

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.IMG_2650

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.IMG_2649

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.IMG_2656 IMG_2660

Her stuffy is a Coca Cola polar bear 🙂IMG_2652 IMG_2668

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This Week’s Etsy Release!

Click the photo to view the listing:Halter Top - American Girl Doll Clothes

Upcycled Burnout Halter Top

White Denim Shorts - American Girl Doll Clothes

White Denim Shorts

Blue Burnout Halter Top - American Girl Doll Clothes

Upcycled Blue Burnout Halter Top

White Denim Skirt

Upcycled Floral Knit Shorts - American Girl Doll ClothesUpcycled Floral Knit Shorts

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Swimming at the Beach — A Photoshoot

Recently I picked up a cute girl’s swimsuit to upcycled into a doll swimsuit.  It was my first time making a swimsuit using my sewing machine, so my dolls get to keep this one!

The swim fabric has pairs of flip flops on it in many different colors.  I used the free swimsuit pattern on Pixie Faire here.  I didn’t fold the fabric twice over, just used the lining that was already in the girl’s swimsuit.  I used white fold over elastic to finish the edges.

The blue shorts I upcycled from a girl’s rashgaurd.  I used this pattern on Pixie Faire.  These shorts are super quick and you don’t even need elastic!

I got the pink little water shoes from Sophia’s.  You can see them here.  I did realize they have cardboard insoles which came unglued when they got wet.  I will probably cut new insoles from craft foam and put them in the shoe instead.

You can read how I made the flower hair clip here.

On to the photos!

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Kidz n Cats Heart Skirt and Tank Top

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.

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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 Buzz Lightyear Outfit

DSCN2322 My dolls appreciate anything Disney to wear!  This Buzz Lightyear t-shirt I upcycled from a boys Toy Story graphic t-shirt.  I used the this pattern from Simply Sweet and Sewn.

DSCN2323The matching green leggings are made with an altered version of this pattern from Sew Adollable.

DSCN2324The shoes are American Girl JLY purple flats.

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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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Kidz n Cats Doll Blue Dress

This dress was made from an altered version of this dress pattern for free here.  It is designed as a one-strap dress, but to make a two sleeved version of it, I cut the fabric on a fold with the center of the pattern on the fold, so when I am done I have two straps!  I didn’t use a pattern for the skirt.  For some reason almost every time I make a dress for my Kidz n Cats doll, I don’t have enough fabric to make the skirt as long as I would like.  I was already planning on overlaying the plain cornflower blue cotton with the blue chiffon.  When I realized the cotton would be shorter than planned, I made the chiffon overlay longer to make the dress more appropriate.  The result isn’t quite ideal, but that’s okay.  Both fabrics I got from the remnant section of the fabric stores I shop at.  The bodice is self-lined with white cotton.  Also, this shade of blue isn’t exactly an Easter blue, but it matches her eyes well.

Now all three of my girl dolls have Easter dresses.  Planning ahead!

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I did a sepia effect on accident for this one and kept it 🙂
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When she’s sitting, she can completely hide behind her long golden hair.IMG_1442

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